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Passing of Luis Paul Rivera

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Luis Paul Rivera, class of '97 and father of current Amat student, Makayla Rivera. Paul was also a member of the Lancer football team. He passed away on July 1, 2019.

Services will be held at:
St. John Vianney Church
1345 Turnbull Canyon Road
Hacienda Heights, California
Rosary — Tuesday, July 16th @ 6pm-9pm
Mass — Wednesday, July 17th @ 10am
Posted on 7/15/2019, by : Deborah R. Oswald

Passing of Cindy Andries

Please keep the Bishop Amat High School Family in your prayers as we mourn the sudden passing of Ms. Cindy Andries, long-time teacher, counselor, dean and coach who died in a car accident on May 2. 

Mr. Beck's letter to the school community is attached below.

May her soul rest in peace. 

Posted on 5/23/2019, by : Deborah R. Oswald

Passing of Glenn Martinez

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Glenn Martinez, Assistant Commissioner of CIF-SS. Glenn previously served as a teacher, coach, and parent at Bishop Amat for a number of years before becoming a public school administrator and commissioner at CIF. Please keep the Martinez family in your prayers.


Friday, March 15 at 7 p.m.
Sacred Heart Church
344 W Workman St. 
Covina, CA 91723 

Funeral Mass
Saturday, March 16 at 10:00 a.m.
Sacred Heart Church

Burial (following funeral mass)
Forest Lawn- Covina Hills
21300 Via Verde Dr. 
Covina, CA 91724

Celebration of Life Reception (following burial)
Bishop Amat Memorial High School- Gym
14301 Fairgrove Ave 
La Puente, CA 91746

Posted on 3/14/2019, by : Deborah R. Oswald

Passing of Elvira Jimenez

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Elvira Jimenez, who passed away on the morning of March 4, 2019. Mrs. Jimenez taught Spanish at Bishop Amat from 1976-1981. Elvira had one daughter, Elvia Montanez, who graduated Bishop Amat in 1981.  Two of her four grandchildren, Marisa and David Montanez also attended Bishop Amat and graduated in 2016 and 2018 respectively. 

Celebrating Elvira Jiménez’s Life and Entry into Her Place in Heaven
Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. 
Mass - Holy Name of Mary Church
724 East Bonita Avenue, San Dimas, CA 91773

Internment immediately following:
Forest Lawn – Covina Hills
Garden of Family Love
21300 Via Verde Drive
Covina, CA 91724

Reception to follow at the Marquez home
740 East Ada
Glendora, CA 91741
Posted on 3/14/2019, by : Deborah R. Oswald

Passing of Robert M. Ebiner

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Robert M. Ebiner, long time supporter of Bishop Amat High School, who passed away on February 5, 2019. The Ebiner family would like to invite members of the Amat family to the following services:

Funeral Mass
Tuesday, February 19, 10:00 a.m.
Sacred Heart Church
360 W. Workman Street
Covina, CA 91723

Grave Site Services
Tuesday, February 19, 12:00 noon (approximate time, following the funeral mass)
Queen of Heaven Cemetery

Tuesday, February 19, 1:00 p.m. (approximate time, following the Grave Site Services), Knights of Columbus Hall
4315 N. Vincent Avenue
Covina, CA 91723.

Posted on 2/18/2019, by : Deborah R. Oswald

Passing of Anthony Stremple, '99

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Anthony Stremple, class of 1999.  Anthony passed away on September 26 after battling cancer.  Please keep his loved ones in your prayers, as well.

Services are as follows:

Tuesday, October 9
Queen of Heaven
4 - 8 p.m.

Thursday, October 11
Our Lady of Guadalupe (La Habra)
12 p.m.

For more information contact Robert Stremple (562) 400-4372

Posted on 10/2/2018, by : Deborah R. Oswald

Passing of Martha Garrick Era, '85

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Martha Garrick Era, class of '85. Please keep Martha, her husband Gary, and her four children in your prayers. May she rest in peace

Saturday, September 29, 2018 
St. John the Evangelist Church in Westchester, Ohio.

Visitation: 10-11 a.m.
Memorial Service: 11 a.m., reception to follow


Posted on 9/28/2018, by : Deborah R. Oswald

Passing of Gabby Benson

Amat family, please pray for the repose of the soul of Gabby Benson. Gabby served the students of Bishop Amat High School for eight years: 2004-2012. She served as our school's first Learning Specialist, establishing our Inclusion Program and Learning Resource Center and positively impacted the lives of so many students.

Please continue to keep Mike Benson in your prayers in addition to all who were touched by Gabby's positivity and passion for her vocation as an educator.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Friday, September 7 at 8:00 PM 
at St. Jane Frances de Chantel (where she was principal)
13001 Victory Blvd.
No. Hollywood, Ca. 91606

Funeral Mass
Saturday, September 8 at 10 am
At Our Lady of Grace
5011 White Oak Ave
Encino, Ca. 91316

Reception following the service at
Crespi High School in the commons
5031 Alonzo Ave.
Encino, Ca. 91316

Posted on 8/22/2018, by : Deborah R. Oswald

Passing of Wayne Heieck, '66

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Wayne Heieck, class of 1966, who passed away on July 25, 2018.

Wayne served 3 years in the US Army; 1 tour Vietnam. 30 years West Covina Police Department; retired as a Lieutenant. Survived by his wife Rita Heieck, and 2 sons, Sean Heieck class 1989, and Bryan Heieck class 1991; and his two grand children Alyssa (age 18) and Aidan (age 12). 

Services will be held:
Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 2:00 PM 
Chapel at Forest Lawn, Covina Hills

Posted on 8/1/2018, by : Deborah R. Oswald

Passing of Roger Hobbs '65

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Roger Hobbs, class of 1965, who passed away from a massive heart attack on May 5, 2018. Roger's obituary and services are below:

Roger Lawrence Hobbs was born to Joseph Evan and Loueva Hobbs in Mayfield, Kentucky on December 12, 1947.  He was raised in El Monte, California, along with his 5 sisters, Mary, Susan, Kathryn, Carol and Peggy.   He attended Nativity Church and school, and Bishop Amat High School, class of 1965.  Roger started work early, the summer he was 15, working on his Grandfather’s farm in Kentucky. (He grew up a lot that summer!)  Then he began working as a box boy at the nearby Shopping Bag grocery store.

In 1968 he was drafted into the army during the Vietnam War, serving for 2 years.  After his service, he continued with a grocery career, working up to manager of the produce department, where he spent most of his career.  He married the love of his life, Sandra Faye, in Reno on December 1, 1971.  Along with Sandy came two precious children, Michael Edmon (4) and Michelle Ann (3).  He graciously took them on and loved them as his own, formally adopting them in 1975.  As children do, they grew up quickly, got married, and gave him three grandsons, Eric (27), Gabriel (26) and Cameron (22) and twin granddaughters Taylor and Kaitlyn (25).  He is also the proud great grandpa to Brendan (4) and Lilliana (3).  
Roger was lucky enough to retire and move to Sun Lakes in 2001, when he was a young 54 years old.  He loved his new life on the golf course, playing 5 days a week (sometimes more), and serving on the Sun Lakes golf committee for a number of years.  Roger deeply loved and was devoted to his wife Sandy through their 47 year marriage.  They drew ever closer, each supporting the other, through their many health issues. They made many wonderful new friends during the years here at Sun Lakes, and through their many activities such as bocce ball, marbles, poker, pinochle, and the friendship club.  
Roger was a good, good man.  He loved and LIVED his Catholic faith.  He, along with Sandy, served as Eucharistic ministers at their local parish.  Roger showed by example to all who knew him his many Godly traits, such as humility, compassion, love of justice, and love of mankind.  He was usually the first to accept a new member into the family, as testified by daughter-in-law Patsy. He will be dearly missed by all of us who have had the privilege of knowing him. We are sure that Roger is enjoying his face to face time with Jesus.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the following homeless shelter charity:        
                          Mary’s Table
                          P.O. Box 7563
                          San Bernardino, CA   92411     
(Please reference Roger Hobbs in your contribution) 
In Loving Memory
Roger Lawrence Hobbs

Entered Into Life
December 12, 1947, Mayfield Kentucky

Entered Into Eternal Rest
May, 5, 2018 Banning, California

Burial - (Cremation)
Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Rowland Heights, CA
June 27, 2018 1:00pm
Posted on 8/1/2018, by : Deborah R. Oswald
Recent Alumni Registered

Passing of Luis Paul Rivera
Date Posted: 7/15/2019
Passing of Cindy Andries
Date Posted: 5/23/2019
Passing of Glenn Martinez
Date Posted: 3/14/2019
Passing of Elvira Jimenez
Date Posted: 3/14/2019
Passing of Robert M. Ebiner
Date Posted: 2/18/2019
Passing of Anthony Stremple, '99
Date Posted: 10/2/2018
Passing of Martha Garrick Era, '85
Date Posted: 9/28/2018
Passing of Gabby Benson
Date Posted: 8/22/2018
Passing of Wayne Heieck, '66
Date Posted: 8/1/2018
Passing of Roger Hobbs '65
Date Posted: 8/1/2018