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In Memoriam Archive


  • Julia Margaret Skelly

    We are saddened to inform you of the recent loss of Julia Margaret Skelly, mother to Helen Reed, former Girls Cafeteria Manager, and grandmother to Alexander ’05 and Katherine ‘07.  

    We pray for Julia’s eternal rest and for God’s peace and ongoing consolation for the Reed family.
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  • John Titterington

    We are saddened to inform you that John Titterington, father of Victoria '07, passed away on June 5, 2020.

    In lieu of flowers, because of his love for kids and basketball, donations may be made in John's memory to the Gold Crown Foundation.
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  • Bill Stevenson

    We are saddened to inform you that Bill Stevenson, father of Will '03, Mamie '08 and Sophia Stevenson, passed away recently.

    "Bill Stevenson was a man of many smiles. His warmth and kindness radiated throughout the communities he cultivated and supported in his life. Born in Pittsburgh and raised in Titusville, Pennsylvania, he grew up knowing the value of a close-knit village where he could say hi to everyone he knew. Bill was the second-youngest between four cherished siblings - EJ, Anne, and Marcie - and born to a mother he loved dearly, from whom he inherited a gentle demeanor and a pair of big, bright eyes. Always a good student and a strong athlete, Bill attended Loomis Chaffee for boarding school and Cornell for college, where he developed a strong passion for military history and The Beatles. In time, he completed his law degree in Pittsburgh, where he met his wife with whom he would share a life for forty-one years. The two ventured out west in the eighties, arriving in Denver, Colorado when it was still a sleepy city, eventually nestling into the Greenwood Village community where they raised their three children - Will, Mamie, and Sophia - for thirty years. Bill was a wonderful father who provided his family with undying emotional and material support, extending his kindness to not just his family, but to anyone who needed it. While Bill spent the better part of his career practicing law, serving as general counsel for Farmers Union Insurance, his work responsibilities shifted towards more humanitarian causes over time. He eventually became the Director of Cooperative Development for Rocky Mountain Farmers Union while simultaneously achieving a Masters of Divinity from the Iliff School of Theology, where he graduated in the summer of 2019. His life’s purpose was to uplift local communities and create a more just society and healthier planet for everyone. Between long stints of reading in bed on the weekends, Bill enjoyed Colorado’s sunshine and mountainous scenery by playing golf with friends or running in Cherry Creek State Park, where he often trained for the thirteen marathons he completed. Any moment of free time he could muster was spent doting on his youngest, Sophia, who was adopted from China in 2003." Click here to view the obituary.
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  • Susan DePrez

    We are saddened to inform you that Susan DePrez, mother of Stephanie '07 and Daniel '10, passed away on June 18, 2020.

    The family will celebrate Susie's life with a series of events they are calling "Susie's Days of Celebration." Click here to view Funeral information and all the ways you can support the DePrez family.
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  • Don Colaiano '47

    We are saddened to inform you that Don Colaiano '47 passed away recently.

    "Don is a North Denver Native, Golden Glove Boxer, US Navy Veteran, and local business owner. He was a wonderful father & grandfather." Click here to view the obituary.

    We join the prayers of the community of Regis Jesuit with yours for the repose of Don’s soul and the consolation of his family and all those who loved him. May he rest in peace.
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  • Helen Simonson

    We are saddened to inform you that Helen Simonson, mother of Tom '87 and Paul '89, passed away on May 19, 2020.

    "Wife, mother, grandmother, sister, friend. Helen built her family and community through her gentle yet powerful combination of high expectations, patient understanding, graceful communication, diligent action, generous love and great faith. Thank you, Helen, for showing us how to live with purpose and love with all our hearts. May your banquet with the Lord be as great as the banquets you prepared so often with us." Click here to view the obituary.

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

    We are saddened to inform you that M. Virginia Weber, wife of Frank '45 also deceased, and mother of Paul '75, Greg '77 and Rick '86 passed away on May 31.

    "Ginger was born on November 16, 1930 in Denver, to Arthur and Mary Josephine McKone. Of Irish and Slovenian descent, Ginger was the third of four children, and a first generation Denverite. Her parents grew up in Iowa, met in Denver and raised their family in the Washington Park area. Ginger went on to live her entire life in Denver. Ginger attended St. Francis DeSales School grade school and high school. For college, she studied elementary education at The University of Northern Colorado, in Greeley. A high point in her college days was the summer she spent working as a waitress at the historic Broadmoor Hotel, in Colorado Springs. She met Frank Weber at a Catholic singles club dance. They were married soon after. Before becoming a mother she was an elementary school teacher for Denver Public Schools. Being a teacher prepared her to be a wonderful mother of 5 and grandmother of 9. Ginger enjoyed making crafts of all kinds including sewing, quilting, leaded glass, macramé, crocheting, toll painting and scrapbooking. She played the violin and guitar. She liked to jitterbug and play golf. She attended water exercise classes for over 30 years where she developed many close friendships. Throughout her life she was an active volunteer for the Catholic Church and the historic Four Mile House. She enjoyed spending time at her family cabin in Grand Lake as well as traveling around the U.S. and to Europe with her husband Frank and their friends from Risen Christ parish. Nurturing, engaging and generous with everyone she met Ginger made you feel that you were the most important person to her. At a party, she made it her mission to talk with everyone in the room. Her home was open and welcoming to all, where everyone wanted to be." Click here to view the full obituary.

    A Funeral Mass will be held Friday, June 12 at 2:00 pm at Risen Christ Catholic Church.

    Memorial contributions may be sent to Arrupe Jesuit High School, 4343 Utica St., Denver, CO 80212.
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  • Nathan Haas '13

    We are saddened to inform you that Nathan Haas '13, brother of Bridger '15, passed away on Monday, May 25.

    "Nathan is survived by his parents and his beloved brother and sister, Bridger and Elizabeth Haas; his grandfather, John McCutcheon, and his many cousins, aunts and uncles. He spent his youth in the mountains surrounding Aspen, Colorado, which he forever loved. His memorable high school years were in Denver, Colorado, where he attended Regis Jesuit HS, before earning a BA in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was a member of the SAE fraternity. He also attended Miami University, in Oxford, OH for one year. Nathan began his investment career while in Chapel Hill at Morgan Creek Capital Management, then as an associate on the Consultant Relations team with Dimensional Funds Advisors in Austin, Texas. He was an admired colleague, recognized for his optimistic energy and enthusiasm, his friendliness, and his willingness to help those around him. His hockey, teammates, and coaches throughout his 25 years were a big part of his life. He relished being a part of a Colorado HS State Championship and USA Hockey High School National Championship team and National runner-up the following year with his brother by his side while at Regis Jesuit. He was also a member of UNC’s DII hockey team for 3 years, winning an ACC championship in 2015. He shared the puck on the ice as he shared his life with others. Nathan was an avid skier and loved to golf, hike in the mountains, play with his dogs, and watch and play all sports, especially Tar Heel basketball and Colorado Avalanche hockey. Nathan was a believer in Jesus Christ and we hold to the promise that he is with him in the presence of God. He will be remembered for the love he had for his family. He loved deeply. His light burned brightly for his 25 years and he cherished his many friends and the bonds he developed in Colorado, Ohio, North Carolina and finally Texas. His smile, dry wit, energy and passion for life will impact all who knew him forever." Click here to view the full obituary.

    A celebration of his life will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, June 13 in the chapel at Heritage Funeral Home, Weddington, NC. A reception will be held immediately following the service at Forest Lawn East Reception Hall.
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  • Connor Sinks '15

    We are saddened to inform you that Connor Sinks '15 passed away on Sunday, May 17.

    "On Sunday, May 17, 2020 we lost our dear Connor in a fatal car accident. His life was quickly taken away from those who knew and loved him. Connor Evan Sinks was born in Denver, CO on September 26, 1996 to Anne Frances (Edel) Sinks and Curtis Edmund Sinks. He was blessed with a large extended family. He spent many hours in the presence of his numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins, and felt especially close to his grandparents. Thanks to their collective influence, he became a very multifaceted individual with a passion for life and all things sports. Connor played and excelled in both football and baseball the four years he attended Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora, CO. He was fiercely loyal and devoted to his family, friends, and teammates. Connor was an active and dedicated member of Regis’s Project Unify and Special Olympics team. Connor was generous with his time. He was always willing to listen and help a friend in need. When Connor looked at you, he spoke through his eyes and you couldn’t help notice those perfectly placed freckles. His kind soul radiated to everyone he met, and ultimately he became the example of what all men aspire to be. He was not perfect; no one is, but he was a person that anyone would be proud to know. Connor’s heart, spirit, and soul were such a beautiful thing. He loved and adored his Lord God. Connor would want people who loved him to put their faith in God during this difficult time while we mourn the loss of his earthly presence. We pray he will have eternal life with God in Heaven." Click here to view the full obituary.

    Please join us via LIVESTREAM for the Mass of Christian Burial for Connor, which will be celebrated by Fr. Nicholas Larkin at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Tuesday, May 26, at 10:00 am.

    Please be sure to RSVP for the LiveStream.
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  • Carolyn Robinson

    We are saddened to inform you that Carolyn Robinson, grandmother of Aidan ’21 and Sophia ’23 Frei, passed away on May 17, 2020. View the full obituary

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

    We are saddened to inform you that Margaret Bachus, grandmother of Bailey Bachus ‘22, passed away on April 28, 2020.

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

    We are saddened to inform you that Thomas Beatty, father of Charles '91, Bridget, Kevin '93, Meghan, Conor '96, Michael '98 and Erin passed away on May 3 after a long illness.

    "Tom grew up in Pueblo, CO, attended Pueblo Catholic High School and then Regis College in Denver where he earned a BA in Sociology and Philosophy. He continued his education in Latin American Studies at the University of the Americas in Mexico City before returning to join the Colorado National Guard. Tom loved learning and pursued teaching social studies while obtaining a pilot’s license and becoming a flight instructor. His longest career path of 20 years was in sales, where he attained the rank of Western Regional Sales Manager for Lever Brothers. He spent the next 20 years as both an entrepreneur and a manager for the Denver Housing Authority before retiring. Even with all these accomplishments, however, he would proudly boast that his greatest achievement was being the patriarch of seven wonderful children. Together with his devoted wife of 48 years, Debbie they raised their large family in Denver’s Park Hill neighborhood and then Highlands Ranch. Tom was a man of a deep faith, involved in countless charitable endeavors and community outreach. Tom was curious and full of wonder. Not only did he love to learn about any possible subject, but also about each person he ever met. With his inquisitive nature, he made every person he encountered feel special and important… a rare gift." View the full obituary

    Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the funeral will be a small ceremony for immediate family only at Saint Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date to be announced.

    To honor his lifelong passion for learning and commitment to the marginalized, the family has established a scholarship fund in his name to assist low-income students to attend Regis Jesuit High School. Donations and memorial gifts can be sent to
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  • Bob Stein '60

    We are saddened to inform you that Bob Stein '60 passed away recently.

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

    We are saddened to inform you that Sam DiPaola, brother of Janelle Kleut '08 passed away on April 20, 2020.

    "Sam was strong and sensitive, unpredictable and so very loyal, all of which allowed him to live life to the fullest and in the moment. Sam’s easy and fun loving nature was the exterior to a spectacular soul. He had a constant thirst for knowledge in understanding the human spirit. He valued authenticity in his relationships above all else. He was not a fan of talking about the weather and sincerely wanted to know the people in his life. Sam loved watching documentary and independent film. He filled our home with his creativity - paintings, drawings, the song of his voice, and love for cooking. If you were lucky enough to be with Sam on your birthday, he was sure to serenade you opera style. He had an amazing sense of humor, a master of impersonations with the ability to lighten any moment with his quick wit. Sam had a profound love for golf. His talent was another example of pure artistry. He played as often as he could. Being on the golf course was Sam’s sanctuary here on Earth."

    In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Sam's name to the World Financial Group Foundation and Charitable Trust. The donations will benefit the First Tee Program.

    WFG Foundation (U.S.)
    ‪11315 Johns Creek Parkway ‬
    ‪Johns Creek, GA 30097‬

    WFG Charitable Trust (Canada)
    ‪5000 Yonge Street Suite 800‬
    ‪Toronto, ON M2N 7E9
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  • Donald Horst '50

    We are saddened to inform you that Donald Horst '50, brother of William '48 also deceased, passed away on Friday, April 10. Click here to read the full obituary.
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  • Harold Arnold

    We are saddened to inform you that Harold Arnold, father of David '80 and Matt '83, passed away on April 1, 2020, from complications related to COVID-19. Click here to view the obituary

    "Harold was born in Mexico, MO to Eunice Bell & John Hughes Arnold on April 19th, 1933. He attended Mercy High School in St.Louis, MO and graduated from St.Louis University in 1955. He began his career in oil and gas with Gulf Oil in Missouri. Eventually moving to Colorado in 1964 where he established a long standing career in convenience food store development throughout Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska and Arizona with his own company, Venta Incorporated (1969). It was in Colorado where he spent the remainder of his life raising his family and serving his community. Harold was extremely passionate about his charitable giving through, The Golden Optimist Club, Jefferson County Parks and Recreation, St. Mary's of the Crown, Challenge Aspen, Challenge America, The Snowmass Chapel and multiple other churches and charities."

    Click here to celebrate Harold by sharing your stories and photos.
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  • J. Michael Farley '50

    We are saddened to inform you that J. Michael Farley '50 passed away on March 23, 2020.

    "Mike Farley died on March 23 from coronavirus, the first death in Denver. Mike was a warm and principled man, loving husband, father and grandfather. He was an accomplished attorney, but would like to be remembered most for his work to provide affordable housing in Denver." Click here to view the obituary.

    Read a tribute about Mike published in the Denver Post "Lost to coronavirus: Mike Farley, Denver attorney and low-income housing advocate, dies."

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Elizabeth's Soup Kitchen: 1060 St. Francis Way, Denver, CO 80204.
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  • Lynne M. Smith

    We are saddened to inform you that Lynne M. Smith, mother of Hannah '20, passed away on April 2, 2020.

    A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 2:00 pm on Friday, July 10 at Ave Maria Catholic Church, 9056 E Parker Road, Parker, CO 80134. If you wish to attend the Memorial Mass, please register to attend by family, or small group beforehand. Lynne’s Memorial Mass is not on the schedule at this time but will be there the week before the service.

    For those who would like to attend but are unable to, the Memorial Mass will be livestreamed via YouTube:

    The Internment will take place at 9:00 am on Monday, July 13 at Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, 12801 W 44th Ave., Wheat Ridge, CO 80033.
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  • David Churchill

    We are saddened to inform you that David Churchill, father of Parker '17, Allyssa '19 and Zachary '22 passed away on March 11, 2020. Click here to read the full obituary.
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  • Deacon Ron Ansay

    We are saddened to inform you that Deacon Ron Ansay, father of Chris '75 and grandfather of Liam '16, passed away on February 25.

    "On February 25, 2020, Deacon Ron left the vessel of his body and fully entered into the Presence of God, our Lord Jesus Christ, whom he dedicated his life to in a mystical way of Oneness. Deacon Ron was born on August 10, 1932–the feast day of St. Lawrence the Deacon. He attended Campion Jesuit High School in Prarie du Chien, Wisconsin, and graduated from Pius XI High School in Milwaukee. Later he obtained bachelor degrees in both psychology and theology from Loretto Heights (now Regis University). He worked for his father at A.A. Ansay Linen Supply in Milwaukee prior to moving to Denver, Colorado. On August 13, 1955, Deacon Ron married Clara (Dolly) Emma Pohs at Holy Family Church in Denver. Deacon Ron was a self-starting man who placed his trust in our Lord, Jesus Christ, and especially in the Gospel message of Matthew 6: 25-34 “Look at the birds of the air…” In 1960, he began what became Ronald Ansay Interiors, a well-respected interior design and furniture business with locations in both Denver and Aspen until 1982. Ron also began Ansay’s of Aspen Gift Shop. His real estate career took off in 1982 and he was associated with The Kentwood Company up until his passing. On April 6, 1974, Ron was ordained in the very first class of permanent deacons for the Archdiocese of Denver and has faithfully served at many parishes in the Archdiocese. Deacon Ron, along with his wife Dolly, facilitated over 50 spiritual retreats through all the years and many days of reflection as well as preaching, baptizing, witnessing marriages, burying the deceased, and teaching RCIA at St. Thomas More and Church of the Risen Christ. He also had his own TV program on the Catholic Channel in Denver called “Inside Passages with Deacon Ron.” At the time of his passing, Deacon Ron was the last surviving member of his ordination class. Deacon Ron’s wife Dolly was one of his greatest loves and treasures. He and Dolly were married for 60 wonderful years prior to her death on September 3, 2015 and they had many exciting and “never a dull moment” times together." Click here to view the full obituary.

    Visitation will take place on March 5 from 4:30-5:30 pm at Risen Christ Catholic Parish, immediately followed by a Rosary/Vigil from 5:30-6:30 pm. A Funeral Mass will be held on March 6 at Risen Christ Catholic Parish at 1:30 pm. A reception to be announced following the service.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made and are appreciated to St. Benedict's Monastery in Snowmass, Sacred Heart Retreat House in Sedalia or Treeline Pass non-profit for Adults with Autism and Developmental Disabilities.
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  • Lynne Knickerbocker

    We are saddened to inform you that Lynne Knickerbocker, mother of Adam '98, passed away on February 4.

    "Lynne will be remembered for her radiant kindness, her luminous smile, and an uncanny ability to make every person with whom she spoke feel like the only one that mattered in the world. Her marriage to Bob was a model of unconditional devotion and deep friendship. She was a passionately curious human being who travelled to 22 countries and numerous states because she valued opportunities to broaden her perspective. She treasured people and their stories, and spent much of her time planning and gathering gifts to remind her friends and family how much they mattered. Lynne was a lifelong learner and teacher, her greatest lesson being that everyone is worthy of love and belonging. She demonstrated an indomitable spirit in the face of great challenge. Small faith groups were a source of deep relationship and community throughout her life. Above all, she was a brilliant and enthusiastic grandmother who sparkled—sharing s’mores around a campfire, orchestrating indoor snowball fights and stocking pajamas and swimsuits in all the appropriate sizes just in case a spontaneous slumber party or swim date with the grandkids presented itself." Click here to view the full obituary.

    A Funeral Mass was held for Lynne on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. Memorial gifts may be made in her name to Cabrini Cupboard Food Bank and The Gathering Place.

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  • Nicholas Bavaro '69

    We are saddened to inform you that Nicholas Bavaro '69 passed away on February 11.
    Click here to view his memorial page.

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

    We are saddened to inform you of the recent loss of RJ employee Imtiaz Stephen’s mother, Zinat Stephen, who passed away on February 29, 2020, at the age of 88.

    "Zinat was born in a small village in Pakistan on November 26, 1931. She was an amazing daughter, mother, sister, aunt and friend to so many. Throughout her incredible life, Zinat was the core of her family. She touched the lives of many through her career as an educator and principal. Zinat married her husband John Stephen in 1962, who proceeded her in death. They have two sons, Imtiaz and Amir Stephen. Zinat moved to the United States in 1969. She completed her Master’s Degree at Metropolitan State College in education and eventually retired from Diners Club. The things that made Zinat happy were the simple things in life. Proudly watching her two boys grow and succeed, helping others to learn English and acclimating to the U.S. The simplest of her pleasures were sharing a cup of her tea with whoever visited and sharing her garden with pride. Zinat was pure in heart and her love for all radiated with everyone she met. Zinat will be remembered and forever loved by all she touched in her life." Click here to view the full obituary.

    Please keep Imtiaz, Security Department Lead, and his family in your thoughts and prayers. We are praying for Zinat’s eternal rest and for God’s peace and ongoing consolation for the Stephen family.
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  • Cale Woodley '16

    Cale Daniel Woodley '16, son of Hockey Coach and RJ teacher Dan Woodley, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, in Palm Coast, Florida where he had recently relocated in order to continue his life journey.

    Cale was born on March 15, 1998, in Grand Blanc, Michigan, and is survived by his father, Dan, mother, Faye (Midgley) Woodley and big brother, Grant. He also has a large extended family in Colorado, Michigan and Canada. His twin flame, Shelby Robinson, has been the love of his life since they met at age 14 and was with him in Florida. Cale would also want us to recognize his other love, Teddy, the puppy he saved and adopted while living in St. Croix.

    Cale graduated from Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora, Colorado in 2016 where he participated in numerous service projects and played hockey for three seasons. He won many championships and was most proud of being part of the Regis Jesuit teams that won the 2015 National Title and the 2016 Colorado State Championship Title. During Cale’s hockey career, his father, Dan, was his head coach and his uncle, Terry Ott his assistant coach. Dan and Terry are now in their 16th year leading the Regis Jesuit hockey program. Shane Ott will forever share the memory of winning the 2016 State Championship with his cousin Cale.

    Athletic and strong, Cale climbed before he could walk and was skating by the time he was three. Throughout his hockey career, he played across North America with a creative flair that struck fear in his opponents’ hearts. He was a force on the ice with great speed, true grit and unparalleled vision.

    Adventure was exhilarating to Cale. He traveled extensively with his family to Mexico and throughout Europe and Canada. After graduating from high school, Cale and Shelby moved to St. Croix for a year. Behind his tough exterior, Cale was a beautiful young man and pursued love with an artistic soul. His sense of humor was pure wit and when you eventually caught the joke, his telling smile made it to his eyes and lit up the room. He was a fun-loving charmer who lived life to the fullest.

    A Memorial Mass for Cale will be held on Saturday, March 7 at 2:30 pm in the Blessed Rupert Mayer Chapel of Regis Jesuit High School (see map for location and most-accessible parking on campus). There will be a reception immediately following the Mass in the Girls Division cafeteria.

    In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made in Cale's memory to Regis Jesuit High School. Contributions made in honor of Cale will be used to provide financial aid to deserving RJ students.

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

    We are saddened to inform you that Margaret Zarlengo, mother of Ron '67, Bob '68, Gerald Zarlengo and Carla O'Leary passed away on February 22.

    "Marge will be remembered for her grace, her sincere love for people, her wonderful sense of humor, her unforgettable smile, and her example of steadfast faith throughout all the challenges and joys of life. She was a cherished daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. When asked what advice she would give for a happy life, without hesitation Marge simply said, “Love one another, accept each other, and stay close to God." Click here to view the full obituary.

    A viewing will be held on Thursday, February 27 from 4:00-6:00 pm at Mount Olivet Chapel. A Rosary will follow at 6:00 pm. A Mass of the Christian burial at Our Lady of Fatima Parish will be held on Friday, February 28 at 11:00 am. 
    Contributions may be made to the Zarlengo Foundation - P.O. 1911 Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 or to the charity of your choice.
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  • Michael Buckley '63

    Michael Buckley '63, longtime educator at Regis Jesuit High School, died peacefully at The Denver Hospice on February 15, 2020.

    Mike was born in Denver in 1944 to Jack and Eileen Buckley. Mike's greatest joy in life has always been his family - his sister, Joan Buckley; his daughters, Susan Buckley (Alex Moreno) and Katie Thomas (Mark); his granddaughters, Zoe Thomas, Sydney Thomas and Alex Elizabeth Moreno; and his former wife, Trish Buckley.

    All who knew Mike associate him with Regis Jesuit High School. Mike attended Regis himself and later returned to spend 38 years as a teacher and administrator. With his wonderful wit and endless kindness and compassion, Mike lived his life fully. Very quietly, never bringing attention to himself, he did everything he could to make our world a better place. Mike truly personified the Jesuit ideal of "a man for others."

    A celebration of his life will take place on Saturday, February 29 at 10:00 am in the Blessed Rupert Mayer Chapel (Girls Division of Regis Jesuit High School - 6300 South Lewiston Way, Aurora, CO 80016 - see map for parking and location). A reception will follow.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Regis Jesuit High School or The Denver Hospice.
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  • Ross Goscha

    We are saddened to inform you that Ross Goscha, father of John '02, passed away on February 1.

    "He was born on July 14, 1954, in Denver, Colorado. He lived in Denver, Colorado and served as President/CEO of his office furnishing business. Ross began his career working in the family business, Edgewater Typewriter and went on to found his own company Business Concepts. Ross continued his career as an entrepreneur serving business clients with a focus on office interiors. Ross had a passion and unique skill set in sales and was an avid practicing Catholic." Click here to view the full obituary.

    Memorial contributions are welcome at Third Way Center.
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  • Edward Downey Jr.

    We are saddened to inform you that Edward Downey Jr, father of Ted '94 and P.J. '96, passed away on January 19.

    "Ed was born in New Haven, CT, attended Oxford University and graduated from Sienna College in New York. He served in the US Army as a First Lieutenant, stationed in South Korea and Vietnam in the Military Intelligence Corps. Following his service his focus was in management and sales development both in the food service and commercial furniture industries." Click here to view the full obituary.

    A Requiem Mass will be celebrated in Ed's memory at St. Thomas Moore Catholic Church on Thursday, January 30 at 11:00 am.

    In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to the Wounded Warrior Project to benefit veterans and their families.
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  • Cheryl Jones

    We are saddened to inform you that Cheryl Jones, mother of Hunter '06 and Surf '10, passed away on January 10.

    "A devoted mother, sister, aunt, friend, and committed volunteer, Cheri embodied selflessness and love. She is survived by her sons, Hunter and Surf & siblings Norm, Marianne, Greg, and Lisa, her dogs Aili and Ricky, cat Artemis." Click here to view the full obituary.

    A service will be held on Saturday, February 1, in the Rock Room at the top of Red Rocks Amphitheatre in the visitor's center at 10:00 am.

    In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Denver Dumb Friends League in her name.
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  • David Kessenich

    We are saddened to inform you that David Kessenich, father of Jack ’22 and Caroline ’22, passed away on January 22, 2020. Please keep his wife, Colleen Kessenich, and their entire family in your thoughts and prayers.

    The Rosary will be held on Sunday, January 26 at 12:00 pm with visitation immediately following until 3:00 pm. Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 27, at 2:30 pm. All events will be held at Good Shepherd Catholic Church (2626 E. 7th Avenue Parkway) in Denver. 
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  • Joseph Tatarka '66

    We are saddened to inform you that Joseph Tatarka '66 passed away on December 21.

    "Joe was born in Sterling, CO November 10, 1947 to William and Agnes (Niemi) Tatarka and was the oldest of five children. The family moved to South Denver in 1961 where he attended St. Vincent’s grade school. He was a 1966 graduate of Regis High School where he was a National Merit Scholar and made many life-long friends. In the Army he served in Vietnam with the First Cavalry Division as a Sergeant. Joe received his Bachelor's Degree from The University of Colorado, Boulder and his MBA from Seattle University. In 1986 Joe returned to Denver to work in the family business, A-B&C Enterprises, which specialized in marketing products. Although he had not planned on staying, he enjoyed the many hats required of a small business owner. With the support of a dedicated staff and his father, he stayed on to build the business to expand regionally and led the business through periods of expansion as well as the recession. Joe’s passion for community and customer service led him to many collaborative groups, including the Englewood Chamber of Commerce, where he served as President, and was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019." Click here to view the full obituary.

    A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 1 at 1:00 pm at Regis Jesuit High School.

    In lieu of flowers, donations in Joe's honor may be made to the Regis Jesuit Class of 1966 Endowed Scholarship.
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  • Alexander "Sandy" Hamilton III

    We are saddened to inform you that Alexander "Sandy" Hamilton III, father of Lexie '14 and Alec '17 passed away on December 29.

    "Alexander “Sandy” Hamilton passed away unexpectedly in one of his favorite places, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on December 29th, 2019. Sandy was born July 17, 1959 in Poughkeepsie, NY to Alexander “Sandy” Hamilton Jr. of New Hamburg, NY and Julia Boldrin Hamilton of Buffalo, NY. He was raised there along with his siblings, Debra, Scott, Kimberly, Kevin and Keith. He graduated from Clarkson College of Technology with a BS in Industrial Engineering and was a member of Tau Delta Kappa Fraternity. He later received his MBA from the Daniels School of Business, University of Denver. He was an avid football and tennis player who also had a passion for golf and skiing. He had a long successful career and was an accomplished entrepreneur. His most recent endeavor being co-founder, COO and CFO of NuEnergen Corporation. On September 1, 1995, he married the love of his life, Christine Lynn Dibella. Together they had many adventures, travels and wonderful times with family and friends. He was the proudest of the accomplishments of his 3 children Alec, Alexa and Ashley." Click here to view the full obituary.

    A celebration of his life will be held at Saint Thomas More Catholic Church on Monday, January 6 at 11:00 am.

    In lieu of flowers, donations in Sandy's honor may be made to the Gabby Krause Foundation or the Liv(e) Charitable Trust in honor of Olivia 'Liv' Shipp '16 at
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