Deacon Marlin Filipek was call to his eternal rest on March 9 in Corona.
He was ordained a deacon on October 2, 1993 and was assigned to St. Mary Magdalene Parish, Corona where he served until he was granted Senior Deacon status in 2008.
Deacon Filipek served in many capacities in the Diocese, especially in Diaconate Admissions Committee, the Diaconate Formation Program, Ministry Formation Institute and many other ministries at St. Mary Magdalene and St. Edward parishes in Corona. He has also served as a police chaplain and as a member of the Corona Interfaith Community and at the California Institute for Women.
He is survived by his wife, Dottie, their children Joleen (Mark-deceased) Cicchinelli, Mike (Julie), Cheryl (Jim) Rybicki and Kim (James) Populorum and grandchilren Sara, Ashley, Krysten, Allyson, Anna, Devin, Nate and Spencer.
He was interned at Crestlawn Memorial Park, Riverside.