We remember those in the Bishop Montgomery community who have passed away recently.
Please keep their families and friends in your prayers.

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Alumni

Mike Mott ’61 (4/20)
Diana Aldape-Satoris ’62 (11/19/19)
Nancy Drumright-Firestone ’62 (11/24/19)
Steven Hoffman ’62 (8/7/20)
George Chamberlin ’63 (9/1/19)
Mary Jo Marchesano-Lemrise ’65 (4/23/20)
Denise Dedeaux-Gilpin ’66 (3/30/20)
Virginia Hohn ’66 (10/14/20)
Diane Metivier-Hart ’66 (9/2019)
Gary Nesenson ’66 (7/21/19)
Kathleen Lessing ’67 (8/29/19)
Anne Hapgood ’68 (1/7/20)
Joe Hill ’68 (2/15/20)
Frederick Horn ’68 (11/14/19)
Leslie Foly-Merrill ’70 (10/2020)
Suzanne Hail-Badger ’70 (3/28/20)
Elizabeth Long-Hoffman ’70 (7/5/20)
Sharon Garvey-Silengo ’72 (11/11/202)
Karen Romano-Beatteay ’74 (5/19/20)
Tim Valenzuela ’74 (7/20)
Tim Foxworthy ’76 (12/29/19)
Rick Santella ’76 (9/9/20)
Michael McOsker ’77 (9/28/19)
Teresa Drapeau-Mansell ’78 (11/23/19)
Nancy Hoffman ’79 (5/8/20)
John McCormick ’79 (2/3/20)
Kenna Trites ’80 (7/16/20)
Ray Waters ’80 (7/20/19)
John Boatman ’83 (2019)
Marcio Kleeman ’83 (4/16/20)
Kurt Loveless ’87 (1/19/20)
JeanCarlo Hernandez ’01 (2/22/20)
Ronald Justin Bone ’11 (7/2/20)

Parents, Alumni Parents & Grandparents


• Harold Aranda, father of Harold Aranda ’92 & Liliana Aranda ’93 (4/19)

• Kathy Armstrong, mother of Patti Armstrong-Campbell ’71, Judy Armstrong-Steward ’72, Susan Armstrong-Moore ’73, Robert Armstrong ’74, Peggy Armstrong-Turner ’76 & Jane Armstrong ’83. (7/14/20)

• Walter Baaden, father of Jan Baaden-Gee ’76, Terese Baaden ’77, Jean Baaden ’79, Tom Baaden ’80, Steve Baaden ’81, Mike Baaden ’82, & Kathy Baaden-Hagerman ’86; father-in-law of Kathy Donahue-Baaden ’81 & Diane Dieter-Baaden ’88; grandfather of Shane Hagerman ’22  (1/1/20)

• Kathleen Benson, mother of Michele Benson-Starkey ’85, Brian Benson ’86 & David Benson; grandmother of Connor Starkey ’16 & Brenna Starkey ’18  (4/29/20)

• Juan Cabaleiro, father of Lily Cabaleiro ’91 (10/18/20)

• Virginia Carmody, mother of Clare Carmody-Van Hale ’71, Catherine Carmody ’73, Virginia Carmody ’74, Jim Carmody ’75, Laura Carmody-Valentin ’78, Patrick Carmody ’82, Richard Carmody ’82, Tom Carmody ’84, Nancy Carmody-Lomibao ’90, Barbara Carmody-Taft ’92, Therese Carmody-Accinelli & Joseph Carmody; grandmother of Alyssa Accinelli ’19 & Katalina Lomibao ’19 (2/22/20)

• Jack Clarke, father of Jimmy Clarke ’86, Kevin Clarke ’86 & Cathleen Clarke ‘01 (1/19/20)

• Kenneth Dixon, Sr., father of Kendra Dixon ’13 & Kenneth Dixon, Jr. ’17 (1/31/20)

• Ernesto Escober, father of Jenilee Escober-Ryan ’01 (12/18/19)

• Hector Fernandez, father of Alexis Fernandez ’22 (8/12/20)

• Margaret Fleming, mother of Mary Fleming-Lagusker ’71 & Michael Fleming ’72 (2/22/20)

• Susie Lippert, wife of Bill Lippert ’66; mother of Michael Lippert ’07 & Ryan Lippert ’11 (8/1/20)

• Lee Parker, husband of Christine Sisson-Parker ’64; father of Mark Parker ’86, Josh Parker ’87, Ann Parker-Huttinger ’84 & Matt Parker ’98; grandfather of Riley Parker ’18 & Kira Parker ’20 (9/1/19)

• Anna Mae Proctor, mother of Linda Proctor-Cronkrite ’62, Judy Proctor-Mitchell ’64, Marilyn Proctor-Williams ’71; mother-in-law of Brad Williams ’71; grandmother of Sean Williams ’97 & Shannon Williams-Kramer ’01 (9/2/19)

• Victor Ramirez, husband of Alice White-Ramirez ’64; father of Victor Ramirez ’85 & Ann Ramirez-Duda ’87; grandfather of Rachel Duda ’12 & Natalie Duda ’14 (3/13/19)

• Mary Ann Reis, mother of Rose Reis-Jackson ’88 & Gregory Reis ’90 (9/23/20). For more see below.

• Jose Soriano & Carole Soriano, parents of Mark Soriano ’75, Teresa Soriano ’76, Marie Soriano ’77, Elaine Soriano ’80, Paul Soriano ’83 & Adam Soriano ’90 (4/20)

• Dr. John Spalding, father-in-law of Jennifer Egan-Spalding ’92; father of former Bishop Montgomery teacher Mike Spalding (2/13/20)

• Ralph Ulibarri, father of Mike Ulibarri ’92; grandfather of Olivia Kelleher ’21 (7/30/20)

• Arthur Uyesato, father of Mike Uyesato ’81, Gerald Uyesato ’83, Ron Uyesato ’85, Phillip Uyesato ’87 & Robert Uyesato ’89 (2/22/20)

• Neil Ward, Sr., father of Joseph Ward ’93 & Karen Ward ’95 (8/22/20)

• Brigitte Williams, mother of Bria Williams ’20 (1/10/20)

Walter Baaden Bishop Montgomery High School Scholarship Established
The Walter Baaden Bishop Montgomery High School Scholarship was established in January 2020 and is named in memory of Walter Baaden, father of seven BMHS graduates (Jan ’76, Terese ’77, Jean ’79, Tom ’80, Steve ’81, Mike ’82, and Kathy ’86). Mr. Baaden passed away on January 1, 2020 and was a proud supporter of Bishop Montgomery and a love of all BMHS athletic teams. The scholarship is awarded to current student-athletes who have a financial need and are in good standing academically. To make a gift to the scholarship, click the GIVE NOW button at the bottom of the home page at http://www.bmhs-la.org or call the BMHS Advancement Office at 310.540.2021 x246

Faculty, Staff & Volunteers

Mary Ann Reis, a 52-year resident of Torrance, Thunder by Knight (TBK) parent, and a 6-year library volunteer with Mr. Martinez, passed away at the age of 87 on Sept. 23, 2020. Her husband, Charles Reis, a TBK Support Club parent, preceded her in death on May 27, 2008. Mary Ann loved volunteering in the library, attending football games, and sewing flags for TBK competitions as part of the TBK Support Club. She is the mom of Rose Reis-Jackson ’88 and Gregory J. Reis ’90.


Dr. Tom Robinson, BMHS’ first baseball coach, passed away on November 1, 2019. He led the Knights to their first league title and first playoff appearance, both in 1960. He went on to serve as Superintendent of Poway Unified School District and Principal of Poway High School. He was 82. He is pictured, at left, with Fr. Clement.


Sr. Celine Marie passed away on December 3, 2019. She taught Religion, English, and French at BMHS from 1962-1967. She also served as English Department Chairperson and Freshman Class Moderator. Sr. Celine Marie moved to Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 1972 where she continued her teaching career in Catholic education.


Colleen Welch passed away on February 16, 2020. She taught History and Government at BMHS from 1976-1982 and also served as History Department Chairperson. She is the mother of Amy Welch-Meyer ’79 and grandmother of Amanda Meyer ’09, Emily Meyer ’11, and Mitchell Meyer ’15. Mrs. Welch also served the United States during World War II.


In July 2020, former boys’ basketball coach Dave Benaderet passed away. Benaderet served as the boys’ coach from 1965-1968 and led the Knights to the program’s first CIF-SS title in 1967-68. His championship team finished 29-4 and was inducted into the BMHS Athletic Hall of Fame in 2012. He went on the serve as the head coach at his alma mater, Loyola Marymount University. He was 85.

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