It is with an exceptionally heavy heart that the friends and family of Dean Diomedes announce he has climbed his last mountain. He passed away last weekend while hiking with a couple of friends at San Bernardino Peak.
Dean was an adventurer, an OCR racer, a jiu-jitsu student, a Boston sports fan, a devout Catholic, a teacher who positively influenced thousands of kids, a loving father of three and a husband. He completed the SoCal Hiker Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge in 2016 and was on his way to do it again this year. He was planning to finish the Cactus 2 Clouds hike this month and next season’s Team Endeavor Challenge.
Dean passed away while doing something he absolutely loved. His friends and family are going to miss this man’s gentle kindness and unassuming manner. We are thankful to have shared some of his adventures and life.
Wow prayers to his family, friends and loved ones… Will remember you when i climb San Bernardino for first time in next few weeks… RIP DEAN…
Mike castillo says
We will see you at the top buddy. You will be missed.
What a beautiful tribute. That k you for sharing!!! Dean you will be missed my friend!!
Rest in peace cousin.
Mr. Diomedes was my son’s religion teacher this year. He loved your quotes and daily conversations about baseball etc. Thank you for being a genuine good hearted person.
May you rest in paradise♥️
The Bermudez family
Paul Perry says
Deno , my long distance cousin!!
We were lucky enough to share him here on the east coast with the rest of the family the little time we had him. He was a real nice kid,, a real gentlemen. I will miss you my Deno,,,and will help your brother David any way I can, and I will tell the kids how wonderful their dad was.
To my cousin D.J and his wife Susan, I need to hug you both so very bad.
Natalie C says
Thank you for sharing this news, my prayers are all over his family and all his loved ones. Kindred spirits are too rare and Dean will be missed even, I venture to say, by those of us who didn’t know him personally. Love and peace.
So sad. Are there any details as to what happened?
Jason Farmer says
Rest in peace Dean…
Norma Shechtman says
My bother, Sid, gave him CPR and tried to revive him however it was too late. So sorry for your loss.
A good man. RIP Dean
Nicolas Diomedes says
I am Dean’s son Nicolas Diomedes and it is so helpful to hear that everyone misses him.