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In Memoriam

The community of Regis Jesuit remembers and prays for those among us who have passed away and offers condolences to their families. Prayers for the deceased are offered at school.
We make every effort to account accurately for the passing of any alumnus/a, student, faculty or staff member as well as that of any of their parents, spouses or siblings. If we are aware of other relationships the deceased had to members of our community, we do our best to list them as well. We sincerely regret any oversights or errors that may occur.

Memorial donations can be designated to support the education of future generations of young men and women at Regis Jesuit. If you make a memorial gift, the family will be notified of your donation and you will receive an acknowledgment. Please note that memorial gifts are not limited to those listed. Please click here to make a Memorial Gift.

First Friday Mass in  November is offered as a special Remembrance Mass honoring those in our community and their loved ones who have passed away in the preceding year. All are invited to attend.

The names on this page date back to June 2019 and are listed in descending order by the date they were posted.

Please contact us if you would like to submit an obituary for this page.

In Memoriam

List of 5 news stories.

  • Frederick Kottenstette '50

    We are saddened to inform you that Frederick Kottenstette '50, brother of William '59 (also deceased), Thomas '51 (also deceased) and James '52, passed away on January 20, 2023.

    "Fred graduated from Regis High School and the Colorado School of Mines. He married his love Marjorie Duff following graduation and they moved to Houston, TX. He worked there as a petroleum refining engineer. Family life ensued with children and moves back to Denver and then on to New Jersey through the years. Marge and Fred settled in Columbus, Ohio in 1965 where Fred worked for the Celanese Plastic Corporation and finished his career serving as a consultant for them. They were active long-term members at St. Agatha Catholic Church where they were blessed with many friendships. Fred volunteered for decades with JOIN (Joint Organization for Inner-City Needs), was the founding member of the St. Vincent de Paul group, Serra Club and the church gardener. Through the years he enjoyed bread baking, the love of astronomy and was the backyard dahlia king." Click here to view the full obituary

    Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Agatha Church (1860 Northam Rd., Upper Arlington, OH 43221) on Tuesday, January 24 at 11:00 am. 

    In lieu of flowers, suggestions of donation to your special charity or St. Vincent de Paul or Serra Club at St. Agatha. 

    We join the prayers of the community of Regis Jesuit with yours for the repose of Frederick's soul and the consolation of his family and all those who loved him. May he rest in peace.
  • Barbara Jane Tinucci

    We are saddened to inform you that Barbara Jane Tinucci, mother of Joseph '74, Mark '75, John '76, Thomas '78, James '80 (also deceased), David '85 and Robert '88, passed away on December 31, 2022. 

    "Barbara was born in St. Cloud, Minnesota, to Carl and Marcella Doerner on March 13, 1928. She attended Cathedral High School in Saint Cloud and graduated in 1946. She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Saint Catherine University School of Nursing in St. Paul, Minnesota. She was a Registered Nurse at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver for four years. She enjoyed traveling adventures in her early years, which was soon replaced with activities centered around her family. She was actively involved in the St. Anne Altar and Rosary Society, the Focolare Movement, and the Dante Alighieri Society of Denver." Click here to view the full obituary. 

    Memorial donations may be made to the Community Table (Arvada Food Bank) at cotable.org

    We join the prayers of the community of Regis Jesuit with yours for the repose of Barbara's soul and the consolation of her family and all those who loved her. May she rest in peace.
  • David Murray '61

    We are saddened to inform you that David Murray '61 passed away on December 8, 2022.

    "David was the fifth child born to Helena and Paul Murray in Denver, Colorado. A lifelong learner and notable class clown, Dave graduated from Regis High School in 1961. He then headed west to attend the University of Portland, for his undergrad followed by The University of Colorado for his Master's Degree. Foregoing law school, Dave took the road less traveled and enlisted in the Army. Two years later, he married the love of his life, and high school sweetheart, Pam. Dave's pride and joy was his family." Click here to read the full obituary.
     
    A funeral will be held on Wednesday, January 25 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church at 1:00 pm. 

    In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society through goodshepherdchurchdenver.org or The American Cancer Society at donate3.cancer.org

    We join the prayers of the community of Regis Jesuit with yours for the repose of David's soul and the consolation of his family and all those who loved him. May he rest in peace.
  • Kenneth Ralph Vendena '56

    We are saddened to inform you that Kenneth Ralph Vendena '56 passed away on November 30, 2022.

    "Ken was a graduate of Regis Jesuit High School in Denver and Colorado State College (now University of Northern Colorado). He was a teacher and public school principal in the Jefferson County Schools in Colorado for over three decades. After retirement, he continued his dedication to all aspects of education as a volunteer. He was a long-time member and leader of Kiwanis International, serving children around the world. In Orange County, Florida, he especially enjoyed his time at the Renaissance Center as a tutor helping seniors integrate modern technology into their lives. Ken's interest in aircraft began as a very young boy. Like many of his generation, he followed the exploits of his heroes of WWII. He became an accomplished builder of detailed model aircraft and enjoyed researching the engineering and characteristics of each model he completed. Ken and Rosemary were married for 60 years and lived in Denver and the surrounding area until 2008 when they moved to Orlando. They shared a love of travel and spent many happy times exploring and visiting in the USA on family trips. They traveled as independent world travelers on extended trips to Europe and Asia, meeting people and making friends wherever they went." Click here to read the full obituary.
     
    Memorial Services will take place Thursday, February 16 at 1:00 pm at Newcomer Funeral Home - 3806 Howell Branch Rd., Winter Park, FL 32792. 

    Contributions in his memory, honoring his dedication to education, may be made to either PACE Center for Girls-Orange or to AAUW Memorial Scholarship #1178 Valencia College Foundation, PO Box 3028 MC-41, Orlando, FL 32802.

    We join the prayers of the community of Regis Jesuit with yours for the repose of Kenneth's soul and the consolation of his family and all those who loved him. May he rest in peace.
  • John Apel, SJ

    Fr. John A. Apel, SJ died January 1, 2023 in St. Louis. He was 85 years old, a Jesuit for 66 years and a priest for 53 years. 

    Fr. Apel worked at Regis Jesuit High School in the early years of the Girls Division, helping shape the pastoral formation program of the young women who attended. He will be remembered in a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a. on Saturday, January 7, 2023, at St. Francis Xavier College Church in St. Louis. Visitation will precede the Mass in the church, beginning at 9:00 am Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery immediately after the funeral. Please read more for the full obituary

    We join our prayers with yours for the repose of Fr. Apel and for all those who loved him. May he rest in peace.
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