Edmund  Monje  Dienzo
Aug 13,  1938  -  Oct 1,  2014
Murrieta,  CA



Edmund Monje Dienzo

      Edmund “Ed” Dienzo died Wednesday afternoon, October 1, at Inland Valley Medical Center, in Murrieta, surrounded by family. He died from complications from diabetes and was 76 years old. Born in Botolan, Zambales, in the Philippines, to Pilar Monje and Honofre Dienzo, he grew up in his home town.

      He attended college at Mapua Institute of Technology, in Manila, Philippines and graduated in Chemical Engineering. Ed was extremely proud of his time at Mapua and the lifelong friends he made during his time there. After college, he met Felicisima “Feli” Climacosa and they got married in May 28, 1967, they were married for 48 years till his death. They settled in Quezon City where their son Raymond and daughter Eileen were born. But in order to provide for new opportunities for his family, he immigrated to the United States in 1974 and brought his family over in 1975. Their third child, a daughter Michelle was born soon afterwards.
      Edmund established his career as a chemical/environmental engineer. And brought his family to different parts of the country as he pursued these new opportunities. He worked with a couple of private engineering firms (Davy McKee Corporation in Cleveland Ohio from 1974-1980, and Brown and Root Corporation in Houston, Texas from 1980-1984). He transitioned to the public sector in the United States Department of Defense and worked with all branches of the military as a civilian Environmental Engineer. He worked in military bases in Barstow, San Bernardino, and San Diego, California. He retired in January 2005 and settled down in Murrieta, California where he spent his retirement years.

      Ed was always there for his family. Whether it was watching his son Ray at his karate sparring sessions, seeing his daughter Eileen’s tennis matches, or working as a time keeper and cheering for his daughter Michelle’s at her swim meets; he cherished these times and made a point to be there through their adulthood. He love to sing funny songs to his grandchildren and enjoyed watching them sing and dance. His quick wit and genuine love of people meant he made friends quickly and loved sharing laughs with them. Ed and Feli loved to travel and took opportunities to go to different reunions. His failing health prevented him from traveling during the last couple of years but still took opportunities to meet friends and relatives at the nearby casinos for some gambling fun. Ed loved his children and grandchildren and was a compassionate supporter of needy family members.

      He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Feli; his son, Ray Dienzo and his wife Laura; daughter, Eileen Dienzo Avon and her husband Jack; daughter Michelle Dienzo Sperling and her husband Michael; former son-in-law Hung Pham; grandsons, Noah Pham, Matteo Sperling, and Marco Sperling. And siblings Purisma “Poring” Academia, Nancy Santos, Rudy Dienzo, Rebecca “Rebing” Costales, Julie “Nene” Muyot, and Jovita “Amy” Esteves. And cousins who were like brothers, Nelson Dienzo and his wife Minda; and Weldon “Don” Dienzo and his wife Lorett; and several nieces and nephews and extended family worldwide.

[Source: Ray Dienzo]

Schedule of Services
[Source: Ernesto Villegas]

Thursday, October 16, Viewing and Vigil, 5 - 8 pm.
At Murrieta Valley Funeral Home
24651 Washington Ave
Murrieta , Ca 92563

Friday, October 17 , Funeral Mass, 10 am.
At. St Martha's Catholic Church
37200 Whitewood Rd
Murrieta,Ca 92563

Friday, October. 17 , Gravesite and Burial , 1pm.
At El Camino Memorial park
5600 Carroll Canyon Road
San Diego , Ca 92121

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[Source: Flor / Agnes Apeles]

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Ed Dienzo with Net Banzon, Winston Flora & Ernie Villegas

[Source: Net Banzon[

Ed's College Days
Mapua Institute of Technology
Class of 1963
[Source: Net Banzon[

2007 Reunion
MIT, CLass of 1963
[Source: Net Banzon[

2011 Myrtle Beach Reunion
MIT, CLass of 1963
[Source: Net Banzon[

Ernie Villegas, standing as best man at Ed Dienzo's wedding
[Source: Flor / Agnes Apeles]

Tribute / Condolence Message

Dear friends and classmates,

How natural it is to feel keenly the Grief, loneliness, and pain of loss when death strikes those dear to us! Even Christ, Himself, wept and groaned at the grave of Lazarus. This pain is lightened by the certainty of our Faith, by assurance that death is not final and sure knowledge that we shall rise again and see our loved once more, never to be separated again.

By our prayers and good works , by the offering of holy Mass, we do assist those we love who have left this life before us.


Immortal God, holy Lord, Father and Protector of all you have created, we raise our hearts to you today for Edmund Dienzo who have passed out of this mortal life. In your loving mercy, Father of men, be pleased to receive Edmund Dienzo in your heavenly company, and forgive the failings and fault Edmund Dienzo may have done from human frailty. May the merits and prayers of our Virgin Mother, Mary, and those of all your angels and saints, speak for us and assist Edmund Dienzo now. This we ask in Christ's name. AMEN

May the soul of Edmund Dienzo rest in peace.


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Book of Memory
Murrieta Valley Funeral Home
24651 Washington Ave
Murrieta, CA 92563

[Source: Ray Dienzo]

Mapua Institute of Technology. BS Chemical Engineering. Class of 1963.

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