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In Memoriam Archive

2022

  • Blase Boettcher '68

    We are saddened to inform you that we learned that Blase Boettcher '68, brother of Anthony '81, passed away on May 18, 2022. 

    "Blase attended Saint Louis University (SLU) and earned his degree in philosophy with a major in English. He later attended Washington University and received his Masters in Liberal Arts. He met his wife, Kathleen Hesse, at SLU and they were married on December 29, 1979. They had four children: Anna Hesse Boettcher (died 1980), Marisa Boettcher, Jerome Boettcher (Tracy), and Adrienne Maull (William). He had four grandchildren: Will, Caleb, Joshua and baby Boettcher (due October 2022). Blase formed Troop 26 in 1970 out of Project North House and continued leading the troop out of Bethlehem Lutheran Church until his death. He led hundreds of scouts in an under-represented area of North St. Louis and was passionate about giving all of his scouts every possible opportunity. He was a longtime educator and taught at Beaumont, Cardinal Ritter College Prep (CRCP), Youthbuild, SLPS Career and Technical Education, and retired from teaching high school at Clyde Miller Academy. He was a member of the SLATA union and proudly represented his fellow archdiocesan teachers. He taught English at CRCP for 25 years impacting countless students, and often multiple generations of the same family. He served as newspaper advisor and spent many Saturday mornings at the downtown St. Louis Public Library helping juniors with their research papers. He coached cross country and track over three decades, guiding multiple teams and individuals to state championships, and later served as co-athletic director with longtime friend and fellow CRCP educator, the late Kevin O’Brien. He often ran with his athletes to keep them motivated and to make sure everyone finished, no matter the time. Retired solely in name, he continued to work at the Parking Spot and Special School District as a homebound teacher. He tutored countless students on his own time." Click here to view the full obituary.

    In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Blase's memory to St. Teresa & Bridgets Church, Cardinal Ritter College Prep High School or the greater St. Louis Area Boy Scouts (directed to Urban Outreach Programs). 

    We join the prayers of the community of Regis Jesuit with yours for the repose of Blase's soul and the consolation of his family and all those who loved him. May he rest in peace.
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  • Timothy Toner '81

    We are saddened to inform you that Timothy Toner '81, son of Paul '49, also deceased, and brother of Paul '72, also deceased, and Terry '76, passed away on July 9, 2022. 

    "A proud Colorado native, Tim often said Lakewood, CO is the best place in the world to live. There he built an amazing family and formed many lifetime friendships. It's where his heart called home. Tim was known for his tenacious work ethic but also for connecting with people. He had a knack for telling great stories that made the people closest to him smile. He dedicated his life to his family and touched the hearts of many. Tim will now join the love of his life Jennifer Toner in Heaven." Click here to view the full obituary

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

    We are saddened to inform you that Karen Maroney, mother of Kelli '18, passed away on July 22, 2022.
     
    "Karen Ann Maroney, loved mother, wife, daughter, sister, and friend to so many passed away on Friday, July 22, 2022, at home in Castle Rock, Colorado. Karen was born in Saint Louis MO to Donald Albert and Eileen Marie Smith on March 31st, 1963. She attended Cherry Creek High School in Greenwood Village and Colorado State University in Fort Collins Colorado graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She was very active in the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority during school and after graduation. She had an artistic flair which she used to teach knitting and as a seamstress making wedding gowns and vails. She gave up her career to make a wonderful home for her children and husband. She was blessed with a lot of love to share, for her family and her friends. She loved to travel and was never happier than being in some far-off locale like London or Paris." Click here to view the full obituary

    The funeral will be held on Wednesday, August 3 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, with a viewing at 9:50 am, Rosary at 10:15 am, Mass at 11:00 am, and reception to follow immediately after in McCallin Hall. Memorial donations can be made to The ALS Association, Rocky Mtn. Chapter. 

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

    We are saddened to inform you of the recent loss of Jim Russell, father of science teacher Kevin Russell and father-in-law of Vice President of Advancement Mindae Russell.  Click here to view the full obituary.

    We join the prayers of the community of Regis Jesuit for the repose of Jim’s soul and the consolation of his family and all those who loved him. May he rest in peace. 
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  • Marcus Staerkel '16

    We are saddened to inform you that Marcus Staerkel '16, brother of Bryan '15, passed away on July 6, 2022.
     
    "Marcus Staerkel, 24 died peacefully at home on July 6, 2022. Beloved son of Luisa and Albert Staerkel and his brother Bryan Staerkel. During his short life, Marcus touched many lives with his infectious smile. He was a very loving and generous person to his family, friends and all those he met. He was always there to lend a helping hand. He loved music spending hours listening and composing songs. He loved sports, especially rugby, football, golf, car racing, go-carting and biking. The Colorado mountains were his favorite place to be hiking, camping and fishing. He graduated from Regis Jesuit High School class of 2016 and he attended Creighton University. He joined Kentwood Real Estate as a Broker Associate in 2021 as an up-and-coming young broker, mentored and working alongside his mother." Click here to view the full obituary

    A Mass and celebration of his life will be held on Monday, July 25 at 3:00 pm at the Regis University Chapel. 
    In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital

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

    We are saddened to inform you that Anthony Capra, father of Tony '82, Marco '84 and Nick '88, passed away on July 3, 2022. 

    "He was raised in north Denver with his sister, Donna, and attended St. Catherine’s Catholic School and Mount Carmel High School. Tony then served in the United States Marine Corps before joining his father in the plumbing industry. They worked together at Tony Capra Plumbing & Heating for 38 years. He married Barbara Tauer in 1960 and was about to celebrate his 62nd wedding anniversary. He is survived by his wife Barbara and their five children: Lisa McNamara (Kevin), Tony (Karen), Marco (Sarah), Nick (Kelli), and Carlo (Rachel), as well as 18 grandchildren, one great-grandson, and his sister Donna. Tony enjoyed traveling, playing golf and spending time in Grand Lake, but most of all he enjoyed being around his family." Click here to view the full obituary

    Rosary and Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, July 12 at 10:00 am at Shrine of St. Anne's Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Collier Hospice Center or Shrine of St. Anne's Catholic Parish

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

    We are saddened to inform you that Frances Rochford, mother of Chaplain and Fine Art & Media Technology teacher Fr. Tom Rochford, SJ '64, passed away recently. 
     
    We join the prayers of the community of Regis Jesuit with yours for the repose of Frances' soul and the consolation of her family and all those who loved her. May she rest in peace.
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  • Ronald Garofalo

    We are saddened to inform you that Ronald Garofalo, father of Payroll and Benefits Specialist Sue Heisler, passed away recently.
     
    We join the prayers of the community of Regis Jesuit with yours for the repose of Ronald's soul and the consolation of his family and all those who loved him. May he rest in peace.
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  • John Archambault '67

    We are saddened to inform you that John L. (Arch) Archambault '67, brother of William '56 and uncle of William '83, passed away on May 21, 2022. 

    "Born and raised in Denver, CO, John graduated from Regis Jesuit High School in 1967 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Colorado State University in 1971. John's first job out of college was with the local accounting firm of Paul Schmitz & Company, which ultimately became part of the international accounting firm of Grant Thornton. From 1971 until his retirement from GT in 2013, John enjoyed a successful career, from his start as an auditor to his role as Senior Partner- Professional Standards and Global Public Policy. Serving in his roles at GT and holding various board positions with the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB), John enjoyed traveling worldwide. He always said he never dreamed he would have the experiences and opportunities he did when he started down his career path. Retirement brought with it more time with family, including 4 grandchildren. Golfing, boating, "coving" all day on the Hakuna Matata, watching beautiful sunsets from a table at The Duck were a few of the pleasures John enjoyed with family and friends during time spent at the vacation home in Lake of the Ozarks, MO. Quiet nights on the deck there allowed John to reflect on all the blessings he had in his life." Click here to view the full obituary

    Private services will be held at McMurrough Funeral Chapel in Libertyville.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Regis Jesuit Class of 1967 Endowed Scholarship and/or Colorado State University College of Business Accounting Scholarship Fund

    We join the prayers of the community of Regis Jesuit with yours for the repose of John's soul and the consolation of his family and all those who loved him. May he rest in peace.
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  • William (Bill) Wollenhaupt '55

    We are saddened to inform you that William (Bill) Wollenhaupt '55 passed away recently. 

    A rosary and visitation will take place at St. Jude Catholic Church on Wednesday, June 1, from 9:00-10:30 am with a Funeral Mass following at 10:30 am. A reception will follow the Mass at the same location.

    We join the prayers of the community of Regis Jesuit with yours for the repose of Bill's soul and the consolation of his family and all those who loved him. May he rest in peace.
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  • Marshall Crouch III '62

    We are saddened to inform you that Marshall Crouch III '62, father of Scott '87, passed away on April 16, 2022. 

    "Born in 1944, Marshall was raised in Park Hill, attended Regis High School, and received a professional degree in Geology and Geological Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in 1967. He was a larger than life character known for his kindness, his booming voice, and his genuine interest in everyone. Marshall met his wife, Jane Ellen, in 1966, sitting on a rock at a Beta Theta Pi party at the Colorado School of Mines, a love of his until the day he died. Marshall and Jane were married in October 1968, one month before Marshall joined the U.S. Army after receiving an invitation from the President of the United States. Marshall acquired friends over his life from his Regis High School years; to the Betas and everyone at Mines; to friends from the Army years in Germany; back to graduate school at Mines; and then moving to Lakewood, Colorado. After the move to Lakewood, Marshall decided to leave his job as Chief Geologist at Kansas Nebraska Natural Gas and form White Eagle Exploration. He hired Jane away from teaching because she was willing to work for "love and peanut butter" as he was fond of saying. They officed from their basement for 20 years while raising their four sons before moving to a downtown Denver office." Click here to view the full obituary

    Marshall will be honored at a Celebration of Life on Saturday, May 28 at Regis Jesuit High School's Blessed Rupert Mayer Chapel at 11:00 am with a reception to follow. 

    In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to either the Marshall '62 and Jane Crouch Family Scholarship at Regis Jesuit High School or the Colorado School of Mines Foundation: Marshall C. Crouch III Endowed Scholarship.

    We join the prayers of the community of Regis Jesuit with yours for the repose of Marshall's soul and the consolation of his family and all those who loved him. May he rest in peace.
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  • Raymond L. Coursey ‘45

    We are saddened to inform you that Raymond L. Coursey ‘45, father to Steven '69, passed away on February 22, 2022. View the full obituary.

    We join the prayers of the community of Regis Jesuit with yours for the repose of Raymond's soul and the consolation of his family and all those who loved him. May he rest in peace.
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  • David Harris '69

    We are saddened to inform you that David Harris '69, brother of Paul '71, Mark '75, Vincent '78 and Thomas '80, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2022. View the full obituary.

    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.
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  • Bret Weller '89

    We are saddened to inform you that Bret Weller '89 passed away on April 28, 2022. Bret was also a teacher at Regis Jesuit from 1996-2005. View the full obituary.

    "Bret attended Saints Peter and Paul grade school, Regis Jesuit High School and Regis University. He respected the values of Jesuit education and modeled his own teaching after the practices and wisdom that meant so much to him as he experienced his own education. Several years after graduating college, Bret was introduced to Steph by a mutual friend in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1996 as he happened to be traveling through. Shortly after, there was no looking back. They have been best friends since that time in Albuquerque 26 years ago and would have been married 25 years this coming October. On Fathers Day in 2000, Bret became a father. He was a diaper-changer, tear-dryer, Irish Dance wig-straightener, and found endless entertainment in the whole ordeal. He was hands-on, involved in all, and dedicated right from the beginning. Bret found great joy and contentment in the Colorado outdoors and the beauty of the mountains. Whether he was fly fishing the Arkansas or Roaring Fork River, he felt at home and at peace. He felt strengthened and energized by his regular biking on the trails of nearby Cherry Creek State Park. Bret always had a deep respect for different religious traditions and found comfort in his own. While studying and embracing religion fulfilled him spiritually, literature fulfilled him intellectually. Bret had an innate love of literature. He had a gift for imparting this wisdom to others, to find the deeper meaning in all things, and to creatively look at a situation. This made him a natural teacher to many and a lifelong learner himself. Bret leaves behind his family and friends with the unquestionable knowledge that he loved them deeply. He shaped and enriched the lives of so many in his years of teaching and mentoring students. Despite his incredible impact on the world, he is gone far too soon." Click here to view the full obituary

    Memorial services will be held at Our Lady Of Loreto Catholic Church on Tuesday, May 10 at 10:30 am followed by a luncheon at the church hall. 

    In lieu of flowers, Bret's family asks that donations be made to Trout Unlimited.

    Family and friends are invited to make a donation in his name to the Bret Weller Scholarship Fund. Click here to access and complete the form, and provide payment information. Donations can also be mailed to Rose Community Foundation, 4500 Cherry Creek Drive South, Suite 900, Denver, CO 80246, noting Bret Weller Scholarship Fund in the memo line.

    We join the prayers of the community of Regis Jesuit with yours for the repose of Bret's soul and the consolation of his family and all those who loved him. May he rest in peace.
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  • George Hardin Brown '49

    We are saddened to inform you that George Hardin Brown '49, former teacher, moderator and coach at Regis High School in Denver from 1956 to 1958, passed away on November 6, 2021. Click here to read the Stanford University remembrance.  

    We join the prayers of the community of Regis Jesuit for the repose of George’s soul and the consolation of his family and all those who loved him. May he rest in peace. 
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  • Joycelyn Bentfield

    We are saddened to inform you that Joycelyn Bentfield, grandmother of John “Jack” ’23 and Charlie Bentfield '26, passed away April 17, 2022. Click here to read the obituary.  

    We join the prayers of the community of Regis Jesuit for the repose of Joycelyn’s soul and the consolation of her family and all those who loved her. May she rest in peace. 
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  • Kathryn Sorensen

    We are saddened to inform you that Kathryn Sorensen, mother of Harry Sorensen ’25, passed away on April 16, 2022.

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

    We are saddened to inform you of the recent loss of Sally Crawford, mother of Dee O’Neill, Raider Shop Assistant Manager, and grandmother to Christopher ’08, Emily ’09, David ’16 and Anne ’17. Click here to view the obituary.

    We are praying for Sally’s eternal rest and for God’s peace and ongoing consolation for the O’Neill family.
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  • Mark Kenney '70

    We are saddened to inform you that Mark Kenney '70 passed away on March 26, 2022. Click here to view the full obituary.

    We join the prayers of the community of Regis Jesuit with yours for the repose of Mark's soul and the consolation of his family and all those who loved him. May he rest in peace.
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  • Tom Robinson '64

    We are saddened to inform you that Tom Robinson '64, father of Malik '92 and husband of RJ Council of Regents member, Cleo Parker Robinson, passed away on April 4, 2022.

    Tom is a beloved member of the Regis Jesuit community who touched the lives of so many during his 31-year tenure as a teacher and coach and continued as a member of the Board of Trustees and then the Council of Regents after he moved to work as the assistant commissioner at CHSAA. Tom at his core was a leader who truly embodied what it means to be with and for Others. His calming presence and commitment to the greater good will live on in the hallways of Regis Jesuit in perpetuity. Our school would not be what it is today without him. 

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    Thomas Edward Robinson, husband, father, grandfather, teacher, coach, athletics commissioner, sports official, and stalwart supporter of education and the arts, passed on April 4, 2022 at the age of 76 with his family at his side. Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Tom was a student at Sacred Heart and Regis Jesuit High School. As a student at Regis he studied Latin, was named to the football All-State team and was Prom King in 1964 (with his Prom Queen, Cleo Parker, who later became his wife in 1970). A 1969 graduate of Colorado State University (CSU), Tom was an All-American running back and cornerback which earned him the nickname “The Bomb”. He also ran track and played basketball, while earning his degree in mathematics. He subsequently became a recruiter for the CSU football team, and later a Board member. He earned his master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Denver in 1982. After his graduation from CSU, Tom tried out for the NFL San Francisco 49ers, but a devastating injury brought him back to Denver where he married Cleo Jo Ann Parker (with whom he co-founded Cleo Parker Robinson Dance in 1970) and began his distinguished 31-year teaching and coaching career with Regis Jesuit High School. At Regis, Tom taught all levels of mathematics, including AP Calculus. He was assistant coach in football, basketball, and track (1969-83). the varsity basketball coach for 10 years (1983-93), and varsity golf coach (1993-95). Named as a Regis Teacher of the Year, Tom created the Regis Diversity program, served on the Board of Directors, and has a scholarship in his name that has received over $500,000.00 in funding. Many of Denver's most iconic members of the civic, corporate, and non-profit communities remember his firm but patiently guiding hand in the classroom and on the field, and the impact he had on shaping their futures. Years after leaving school, many of them still affectionally referred to him as "Coach". Following his years at Regis, Tom became the Associate Commissioner for CHSAA (Colorado High School Activities Association). His primary responsibilities for the CHSAA office included overseeing the golf program and officials, but he was also pivotal in developing a sporting behavior program that has earned recognition from member schools based on the premise that fans should "Cheer for Your Team and Not Against Your Opponents." View the full obituary. 

    Services and Sharing Condolences
    Visitation took place on Wednesday, April 13 from 4:00-8:00 pm at the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Theatre.

    A Celebration of Life was held on Friday, April 15 at 11:00 am at New Hope Baptist Church with a reception following at 3:00 pm at the same location.  You can watch the full service on YouTube here

    Those wishing to express their support of the family are asked to send their condolences to Cleo Parker Robinson Dance at 119 Park Avenue West, Denver, CO 80205 or to info@cleoparkerdance.org. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Cleo Parker Robinson Dance
    Read more from CHSAA about Tom’s illustrious career and impact.
    Read a tribute from Denverite on Tom's life and influence.

    We join the prayers of the community of Regis Jesuit with yours for the repose of Tom's soul and the consolation of his family and all those who loved him. May he rest in peace.
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  • Robert Seno '53

    We are saddened to inform you that Robert Seno '53 passed away on March 30, 2022.

    "Bob grew up in Chicago, Illinois and moved to Denver at the age of 16. He met the love of his life, MaryAnn in 1954. They married in 1958 and raised two daughters, Paula and Diane. Bob obtained a master's degree at the University of Northern Colorado and devoted his career to elementary education as a teacher and principal in the Adams County Mapleton School District for nearly 40 years. Bob was highly respected by students, parents and staff for his leadership and contribution to the community. He had a huge heart bursting with kindness and generosity. He treated everyone he interacted with as family; and was a loving presence to all." Click here to view the full obituary

    Memorial services will be held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church on Friday, April 8 at 10:00 am followed by a luncheon at the church hall. 

    In lieu of flowers, the family requests online donations to the Food for Thought BakPak Program.

    We join the prayers of the community of Regis Jesuit with yours for the repose of Robert's soul and the consolation of his family and all those who loved him. May he rest in peace.
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  • Frederick Pepper '54

    We are saddened to inform you that Frederick Pepper '54 passed away on March 17.

    "Fred was born in San Diego, California and was raised in Denver, Colorado. He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps. He attended Montana State University and Colorado State University where he received his Master's Degree in Chemistry. He worked as a national park ranger at Devil’s Tower National Monument. He attended Michigan State University where he received his PhD in Food Science. Fred retired from the USDA where he was the director of the laboratory in Chicago. Fred had an amazing memory for facts, a wealth of knowledge of history, and had a great interest in vintage movies and actors. He loved nothing more than to talk to veterans about their service and would remember their stories in great detail. His love for his buddies Thor and Gunnar ran deep in his soul. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Semper Fi" Click here to view the full obituary

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

    We are saddened to inform you that Janice McVicar, mother of Thomas '72, also deceased, John '74, Michael '75, Daniel '76, Mark '79, Kevin '82 and Chris '87, passed away on March 24.

    "Jan was born Janice Marie Lampe on Dec. 6 1931 in Mason City Iowa. Her parents were John A. Lampe and Margaret A. Lampe (Patrick), both natives of Iowa. Jan was the oldest of four girls in the family. She was followed by Bonnie, Peggy, and Judy. The Lampes moved from Mason City to Emmetsburg, Iowa, and Spencer Iowa, before returning to Mason City. Jan graduated as class Valedictorian from St. Joseph’s High School in Mason City in 1949.  After spending a year at St. Therese’s College in Winona, MN, and a semester at Northern Illinois State Teachers College (now Northern Illinois University), Jan transferred to the University of Colorado in Boulder, where she earned a degree in Elementary Education.  It was in Boulder in 1953, where she met her husband of 58 years, Thomas Henry McVicar, while Tom was serving as an altar boy. They were married on September 5, 1953, in Boulder. Their first son, Thomas H. McVicar III, was born in 1954 in Boulder.  While Tom was stationed with the US Army in Fort Eustis, VA, and Newfoundland, Canada, Jan bore two more children, John Patrick and Michael James.  After leaving the army, Tom, Jan and family moved to Independence Missouri, where she bore 4 more children, Daniel Joseph, Kathleen Michele, Mark Albert, and Maureen Frances. In 1964, the family moved back to Colorado, settled in Broomfield, where Jan would spend the rest of her 58 years. It was here where Jan bore the rest of her children, Kevin Edward, Eileen Margaret, Christopher Sean, Coleen Ann, and Jeanne Marie Rose.  Jan and Tom were active members of Nativity of our Lord Catholic Parish in Broomfield for the rest of their lives. Jan was the Founder and Publisher of Nativity News, the monthly parish newsletter, through the late 1960s and 1970s. " Click here to view the full obituary.

    In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the St. Vincent De Paul Society of Nativity of Our Lord

    A Funeral Mass will be held at Nativity of Our Lord at 10:30 am on Friday, April 1, followed by a public luncheon after the service. The service will be livestreamed at https://www.nool.us/.

    We join the prayers of the community of Regis Jesuit with yours for the repose of Janice's soul and the consolation of her family and all those who loved her. May she rest in peace.
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  • Thomas Mutz '64

    We are saddened to inform you that Thomas Mutz '64 passed away on March 26.

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

    We are saddened to inform you that Brian Greenwood, father of John '12, passed away on February 22, 2022. View the full obituary.

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

    We are saddened to inform you that Marilyn Ann Naes, mother of Tony Naes ’80, Chair of the Regis Jesuit Council of Regents, and former Chair of the Board of Trustees, and grandmother of Anthony '06, Annemarie '09, Luke '11, Christian '13 and Daniel '16, passed away on March 16, 2022. 
     
    "Marilyn was born in St. Louis MO, on December 16, 1932, to Frank and Helen Roeder. She attended Visitation Academy and went on to Fontbonne University. Marilyn then worked for the Missouri Pacific Railroad. Marilyn married her childhood sweetheart Eugene (Gene) Naes on Thanksgiving day, 1954 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Normandy, MO. Marilyn first met Gene as a teenager while walking to school. She told friends that day that she was going to marry him. Their lives together followed Gene’s career to Memphis TN, Topeka KS, Binghamton and Poughkeepsie NY, Tucson AZ and Boulder CO where they joined Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Parish. They moved in 2004 to Heritage Eagle Bend in Aurora CO to enjoy an active retirement and at that time joined Ave Maria Catholic Parish. Marilyn’s truest passion in life was as wife to Gene and mother to her children. She was a loving and devoted grandmother and great-grandmother. She was very active at church where she volunteered and joined the choir. She also ran her own business ‘Gourmet Desserts’ after her children became independent. She loved to laugh, play tennis, golf, play bridge, socialize, play the organ and dance with her friends  and children in her kitchen." Click here to view the full obituary.

    In lieu of flowers, donations in Marilyn's memory may be made to Visitation Academy.

    We join the prayers of the community of Regis Jesuit with yours for the repose of Marilyn's soul and the consolation of her family and all those who loved her. May she rest in peace.
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  • Amber Rainsberger '21

    We are saddened to inform you that Amber Rainsberger '21, sister of Jacob '23, passed away on March 27, 2022.

    A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church on Monday, May 23 at 8:00 am.

    On Saturday, April 9, at 10:00 am, a Memorial Mass was also held in the Blessed Rupert Mayer Chapel (Girls Building) at Regis Jesuit High School. 

    We join the prayers of the community of Regis Jesuit with yours for the repose of Amber's soul and the consolation of her family and all those who loved her. May she rest in peace.
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  • Dr. Thomas "ODO" O'Dorisio '61

    We are saddened to inform you that Dr. Thomas "ODO" O'Dorisio '61, brother of Rick '70, also deceased, passed away on February 2, 2022.

    "Dr. O’Dorisio specialized in providing whole-life care to patients from across the United States who sought his expertise in neuroendocrine tumors. A renowned speaker on the rare tumor, he received the North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society lifetime achievement award in 2015. ODO was famous for his “true stories” of life experience and lessons that kept family, friends and colleagues rolling in laughter. Living his life in ecumenical faith, he delivered kindness, dignity and entertainment to every person he met. He married Mary Sue “Sue” Wedemeyer in 1968. Together they raised three children, Joel, Rachelle Gibson (Joe), and Nathan (Liz), who in turn gave them eight grandchildren: Louis, Angelo, Natalia, Chloe, Olive, Gabriel, Giovanna, and Augustus. Their “Popo” delighted them with his “true stories” to encourage schoolwork, share the newest movies, and frolic in the mountains of Colorado." View the full obituary

    A Memorial Mass and reception for Thomas will be held on Tuesday, May 31 at 10:00 am at St. Catherine of Siena

    A Funeral Mass was also celebrated at the Ohio State University Newman Center on Monday, February 7. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Thomas' name to any of the following:

    •    The University of Iowa Foundation Neuroendocrine Tumor Fund No. 30506055
    •    The Creighton University Tom & Sue O'Dorisio Peace and Justice Scholarship Fund
    •    The Ohio State University Newman Center, in memory of Thomas M. O'Dorisio 

    We pray for the repose of Thomas' soul and the consolation of his family and all those who loved him. May he rest in peace.
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  • George R. (Joe) Boersig '57

    We are saddened to inform you that George R. (Joe) Boersig '57, brother of Thomas '74, passed away on January 30, 2022. View the full obituary.

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

    We are saddened to inform you that Mary Paiz, wife of Bernard '57 and mother of Mark '80, Chris '84 and Jeff '90, passed away on December 17, 2021.

    "Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend, Mary died peacefully in her home while under hospice care after battling ovarian cancer for the last two years. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Bernard; daughter Lynn Kirsling and husband Mike; son Mark and his wife Lynn, and their two sons Brycen and Collin; son Chris and his wife Kelly, and their two children Brian, and Brittney Day (Travis, and their two children Olivia and Benton); son Jeff and his wife Brenda, and their three children Braeden, Reese, and Mollie." View the full obituary

    Memorial contributions in her honor may be made to the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance or the Denver Dumb Friends League
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  • Daniel Porreco '54

    We are saddened to inform you that Daniel Porreco '54, father of Michael '75, Vincent '81 and Daniel '83, passed away on January 12, 2022.

    "Daniel (Dan) Porreco was born July 17, 1936 to Daniel & Anna (Muro) Porreco. Dan grew up in Welby, Colorado and was a lifelong Colorado resident. He graduated from Regis Jesuit High School in 1954. He attended Regis College before marrying the love of his life Norma (Florida) on February 12, 1956 at Our Lady Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Dan worked for the United States Postal Service for 36 years before retiring to spend time with his beloved family. Dan truly enjoyed his retirement. Papa "D" could be seen at every one of his grandchildren's ball games, cheering them on as their #1 fan. Dan lived by and taught his family the three most important things in life: Faith, Family & Friends and he lived true to that every day of his 85 years. Dan was an avid baseball fan. He and Norma were proud Colorado Rockies season ticket holders. Dan was honored in 2002, the 10-year anniversary of the Colorado Rockies by being asked to throw out the first pitch at the season opener. Every family member was in attendance cheering him on." Click here to view the full obituary

    In lieu of flowers, memorial tribute donations to the Parkinson's Foundation are appreciated.

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

    We are saddened to inform you that Robert O'Haire, father of Robert '82 and Brian '86, passed away on December 26, 2021.

    "Family and friends will fondly remember Bob as a proud Irish Catholic, loving father and grandfather, distinguished hospital administrator, public relations maven, founder of "Flight for Life," generous champion of the less fortunate, proud patriot, and US Air Force Veteran. Bob graduated from Denver's Cathedral High School and Regis College. Following graduation, he enlisted in the recently formed United States Air Force and served the 140th wing of the Air National Guard at Cannon Air Force Base during the Korean conflict. After being one of the last Coloradans to get polio, he resolved to work in healthcare, beginning as the executive director of the Tri-County Health Department. After that, he served hospital administrations at St Joseph Hospital, St Anthony Hospital, Mercy Medical Center, and Bethesda PsycHealth Hospital. At St Anthony Hospital, he established America's first civilian hospital-based air-ambulance medical helicopter program in the US, a program he named "Flight for Life." This service proved a critical asset during Vail's Lionshead gondola II accident of 1976. He was a founding member of Risen Christ Catholic Church, from its beginning at the Cherry Creek High School Gym to the Continental Theatre to its current location. Risen Christ Catholic Church was Bob's second home, where he served the church in many capacities. In recent years, he looked forward to Mondays when he and some great people would drive to grocery stores gathering food for delivery to local food banks. He also served and participated in Risen Christ's senior program Silverado." Click here for the full obituary

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

    We are saddened to inform you that Eugene Thomas Mahoney, grandfather to Patrick ’14 and Ryan ’19, passed away on January 13, 2022, at the age of 88. View the full obituary.
     
    We pray for Eugene’s eternal rest and for God’s peace and ongoing consolation of his family and all those who loved him. May he rest in peace.
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  • Shirley Anderson

    We are saddened to inform you that Shirley Anderson, mother to Craig Rogers, theology teacher and Boys Head Golf Coach, and grandmother to Bennett ’16 and Matilyn ’20, passed away on December 27, 2021. View the full obituary

    We pray for Shirley’s eternal rest and for God’s peace and ongoing consolation of her family and all those who loved her. May she rest in peace.
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  • Richard Shimanek

    We are saddened to inform you of the recent loss of Richard Shimanek, grandfather to Drew '18, Hailey '21, MaKayla '25 and MaKenna '25 Shively. View the full obituary
     
    We pray for Richard’s eternal rest and for God’s peace and ongoing consolation for the Shimanek/Shively family.
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