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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.

  • James Canino

    We are saddened to inform you that James Canino, brother of Christina Canino Troksa '14, son of Regis Jesuit's Assistant Facilities Manager, Mark Canino, nephew of former Regis Jesuit employee, Julie Alcorn, and cousin to current social studies teacher, Scott Alcorn '99, Nick Haws '96, Neal Jones '03, Michael Salz '18 and Cole Canino '24 passed away on June 19, 2021. 

    "James was an avid fisherman and snowboarder. He was at home in nature. Whether on top of a mountain, trekking through the Pacific Northwest or wading down a river he was in his element. Those that spent time with him outdoors learned to love nature the way he did. James enjoyed concerts, kickball, bowling and anything active to live his best life. He was always up for watching the Avalanche or the Broncos play, win or lose." Click here to view the full obituary.

    A Memorial Mass is being held on Thursday, July 1 at 6:00 pm at Regis Jesuit High School Blessed Rupert Mayer Chapel. A Memorial Service and Celebration of Life will take place Friday, July 2 at 2:00 pm at Heritage Eagle Bend with a reception to follow.
  • William Hoover, USAF '47

    We are saddened to inform you that William Hoover, USAF '47 passed away on May 1, 2021.

    Bill served with honor and distinction in the United States Air Force. He served in Korea, Vietnam and Cold War operations across the world. He was awarded numerous commendations to include one of the Air Force’s highest awards, the Distinguished Flying Cross. He earned this medal during the Vietnam war where his actions as Aircraft Commander of an AC-119 gunship, and under great personal risk, he and his crew repelled an attack on an American fire support base under minimum weather conditions in mountainous terrain that saved the lives of the troops who were at risk of being overrun by North Vietnamese Forces. He retired from the Air Force in November 1970. Bill was a devoted husband and father. He made a career decision that gave him more time to help raise his family. He had flown Lear Jets out of Columbus Airport when he realized that he was gone as much as in his Air Force days. He began a second career working for the Federal Aviation Administration. Being stationed in Rawlins Wyoming, he was able to teach his children to hunt and fish and kept flying as a Certified Flight Instructor.  They settled in their home in Aurora, Colorado in 1977.  His experience and knowledge was again put to use, as he served on the FAAs Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee to develop aviation safety and operation regulations. Bill retired from the FAA after 20 years of service to the government. After retiring, Bill and Sue traveled the world, often with family and friends. They were inseparable, enjoying a life of adventure.  Bill lost his loving wife and mother to their kids in 2015. Their love that blossomed in God’s light continues today through their children. Bill was a devoted member of Queen of Peace Catholic Parish. He was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus as a fourth-degree knight. He went with God while at home under the loving care of his children. He never failed to tell his children how special they were or how much they were loved. Click here to view the full obituary.

    We join the prayers of the community of Regis Jesuit with yours for the repose of William's soul and the consolation of his family and all those who loved him. May he rest in peace.
  • Joseph Powers '98

    We are saddened to inform you that Joseph Powers '98 passed away on May 30, 2021. Click here to view the full obituary.

    A Rosary will take place on Tuesday, June 8 at 6:00 pm at Horan & McConaty. A Funeral Mass will take place on Wednesday, June 9 at 9:30 am at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception

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

    We are saddened to inform you that Andrea McEwen, mother of Charlotte Wagner '10, passed away on April 25.

    "Andrea McEwen (65), beloved wife of Peter McEwen, died peacefully at home in Greenwood Village on April 25, 2021 surrounded by her family. Andrea was born March 11, 1956 in St. Louis, Missouri, but lived most of her life in the Denver area. She earned a BA in commercial Spanish from the University of Colorado Boulder and an MA in Spanish from CU Denver. A lifelong supporter of her alma mater, Andrea served as Vice Chancellor of the Office of Advancement at CU Denver. There she led her team in encouraging and facilitating investment in CU Denver, engaging and cultivating the interest of friends and prospective donors, and elevating the profile of CU Denver alumni. Prior to joining CU Denver in 2010 as Senior Director of Development for the Business School, Andrea directed sales, sales management, and market management projects in financial institutions across North America. Andrea was an excellent golfer. She participated in weekly league play and enjoyed playing famous courses, including St. Andrews, Augusta National, Pebble Beach, and most recently Bandon Dunes. After marrying Peter, she became an enthusiastic hockey fan and worked tirelessly on behalf of the Colorado Stars hockey team. Andrea also was a master cook and gracious hostess, welcoming friends and family to regular parties and dinners with Peter at their home." Click here to view the full obituary

    In honor of Andrea, contributions can be made to a memorial fund to support the CU Denver scholarship that she championed for student success.
  • Mary DiMatteo

    We are saddened to inform you that Mary DiMatteo, mother of John '69 and Edward '71, passed away on May 10.

    "Following World War II, Mary met John S. DiMatteo at Daniels & Fisher Tower where they both worked. Mary and John were married for 71 years and raised a loving family. She lost her husband last year. While her family grieves her passing, they take comfort knowing that John and Mary are together again. A lifetime resident of north Denver, Mary had a long and successful career at Western Slavonic Association. She was a member of Saint Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church. Mary is survived by sons John and Edward of Lakewood, CO, daughter Carol Litvinas (Anthony) of  Woodbridge, VA, and daughter Ann Hoban (Michael) of Glenwood Springs. She is fondly remembered by five grandchildren -- Nichole Fitzgerald (Jay), Anthony Litvinas Jr. (Eryn), Matthew Litvinas (Natalie), Michael Hoban (Lauren), and John Hoban. She is also survived by seven great grandchildren, her brother, Frank and sister Dorothy, many nieces and nephews, and wonderful neighbors and friends." Click here to view the obituary

    Services will be held at St. Catherine of Siena on Wednesday, May 26, viewing at 9:00 am, rosary at 9:30 am followed by a funeral Mass at 10:00 am.

    The family requests that donations be made to St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church
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Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

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