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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

1968- 50 Year Reunion

1968- 50 Year Reunion


Saturday, September 29, 2018

6-10 p.m.


Del Mar Race Track
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.

Del Mar, CA 92014


 For more information, please contact Richard Gracia

To Purchase Tickets CLICK HERE



The link for payment is 

Posted on 7/5/2018, by : Burt Lao

Passing of Dan Salcido '61

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Dan Salcido, class of 1961, who passed away on June 15, 2018.  Keep his wife, two kids and all his family and friends in your prayers during this difficult time.

Posted on 6/29/2018, by : Deborah R. Oswald

Passing of Sheila Donovan '76

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sheila Donovan, class of 1976, who passed away on May 31, 2018.  She is survived by her partner of 35 years, Anil Kumar; mother Mary Donovan; siblings Maureen, Terry, John, Jim and Eileen. Predeceased by father, Lawrence, and brother, Kevin.

A memorial will be held Saturday, July 14, at 1:00 p.m., with a reception to follow. The service will be held at Saint John Vianney Church:

1345 Turnbull Canyon Rd, 
Hacienda Heights, CA 91745
Phone: (626) 330-2269. 

The reception will be held at Dolan Hall, which is on the far west end of the Church's property. For more information, contact Eileen Donovan at 626-512-0364, or via e-mail at

Posted on 6/8/2018, by : Deborah R. Oswald

Passing of Eduardo Grana '82

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Ed Grana, class of 1982, husband to Lisa (Marano) also class of '82, and father of Kaitlyn '07, and Morgan '13. 

Services are as follows:

Saturday, May 26th 
Immaculate Conception Church
Viewing and 1 decade of the rosary at 1:30 p.m.
Funeral Service- 2 p.m

Burial following at Live Oak Cemetery.  
Posted on 5/22/2018, by : Deborah R. Oswald

Passing of Marie Noland

Please pray for the repose of the soul of  Marie Noland, mother of Marjorie (Noland) Trujillo '74, who passed away on Wednesday, May 9th. She was surrounded by family and passed away peacefully in her sleep. She was just short of her 98th birthday.

She was a beautiful, kind, and loving human being and she adored her family. She is survived by her three daughters Marjorie '74, Mellissa ‘75, Barbara and four grandchildren.

The arrangements are as follows:

Tuesday, May 15th - Rosary at Guerra Gutierrez Custer Christiansen Mortuary at 7pm.
Located at 124 S. Citrus Avenue, Covina.

Wednesday, May 16th - Funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 10am.
Located at 344 W. Workman Street, Covina.

A private burial for immediate family follows at Forest Lawn in Covina Hills.

Posted on 5/14/2018, by : Deborah R. Oswald

Passing of Jim Vogts

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Jim Vogts, father of Michael Vogts class of 93', Katie Vogts class of 94' and Jennie Vogts class of 97'. 

Jim passed away April 25th 2018 in Palm Desert, CA. Jim did many volunteer hours as security at the Amat games. He was a sergeant of L.A County Sheriffs deptartment for 29 years, a former President of the Professional Peace offers Association and a Lobbyist for 45rs representing the local peace offers. 

Posted on 5/14/2018, by : Deborah R. Oswald

Joan Wiederholt '70 - Rest in Peace


Today (3/27/18), our Bishop Amat High School Family mourns the passing of Joan Wiederholt, alumna of the Class of 1970 and longtime supporter of our school, students, and athletic programs.

Known as the Corn Lady for her longtime assistance during our football team meals over the years, Joan's involvement, concern, and contributions of time and treasure for the students of Bishop Amat High School go far beyond simply serving food to our student athletes.  Joan was a dependable supporter of all things Bishop Amat. Her presence at various school events will be greatly missed. 


Rosary- Wednesday, April 11 at Sacred Heart
6:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M
Mass at 7:00 P.M.

Funeral Mass- Thursday at Sacred Heart, 10:00 A.M.
Burial following

Reception following burial at Bishop Amat. More details TBA.

*In Lieu of Flowers please donate to any of the following:
Bishop Amat Performing Arts Center
Wounded Warrior Project
St Jude’s Children Research Hospital
American Cancer Society

Eternal Rest Grant Unto Her and Let Perpetual Light Shine Upon Her. May Her Soul and the Souls of All the Faithful Departed Through the Mercy of God, Rest in Peace. 

Posted on 3/28/2018, by : Deborah R. Oswald

Passing of Larry Carter

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Larry Carter, who passed away last week after battling liver cancer.  His services are as follows:

Viewing: Thursday, March 22 at 6:30 pm at Todd Memorial in Pomona 
Funeral: Friday, March 23 at 10:00 am at Sacred Heart Church, Covina 

Posted on 3/20/2018, by : Deborah R. Oswald
Recent Alumni Registered

Celebration of Life - Andrew Encinas '09
Date Posted: 9/17/2019
The Passing of Sister Julie Conole
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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