05/14/1958 - 12/26/2021
Service Date: 01/14/2022
Service Time: 10:30 AM
Service Location: St. Andrew Catholic Church, 3450 W. Ray Road, Chandler, AZ 85226
Visitation Date: 01/13/2022
Visitation Time: 6-8 PM
Visitation Location: Gilbert Memorial Park, 2100 E. Queen Creek Road, Gilbert, AZ 85297

Darius Ponce Miguel, 63, was called home to the Lord on December 26th, 2021 at 3 p.m. There to meet him are his parents Merito C. Miguel, Sr. and Carlida P. Miguel, Sr., and sister Vivica P. Miguel.

Darius was truly a special gift to all he interacted with. Generous, kind-hearted, humorous and fun, he brought constant joy to his friends, family, coworkers and dialysis patients. When thinking of Darius, you can’t help but to smile at a memory of him laughing at his own jokes or dancing and singing karaoke at a party. Whether entertaining his guests with a pitcher of margaritas, savoring a glass of whiskey or enjoying movies in his home theatre, he loved his life that he sacrificed so much to create here in America.

Even in the midst of his tragic ALS diagnosis on February 22nd, 2021, and although unable to enjoy the retirement he worked so hard for, he accepted the Lord’s will for him and his final moments on earth were a testament of that faith. Those who cared for him are humbled and honored to have helped him pass through Heaven’s Gates – which for Darius probably looks a lot like the beautiful beaches of Bolinao, Philippines that he grew up in. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Marvenia M. Miguel, his only son Juan Alonzo M. Miguel, and daughter-in-law Sarah Miguel.

Viewing: Thursday January 13th, 2021 from 6:00-8:00 P.M.

Gilbert Memorial Park

2100 E Queen Creek Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85297

Funeral Mass: Friday January 14th, 2022 at 10:30 A.M.

St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church

3450 W Ray Rd, Chandler, AZ 85226

Reception: Friday, January 14, 2022 at 11:30 AM

St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church – Hennessey Hall

3450 W. Ray Road, Chandler, AZ 85226


  • Marvie – I know he left you in the physical world with lots of wonderful memories and will be with you forever in spirit. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

  • Rest In Peace, my good friend. I’ll miss you, especially your beautiful baritone voice when you’re singing karaoke and hosting friends at your many Christmas parties.
    To Marvie, Aljon and the rest of the family, stay strong and continue with the great legacy Darius started. May our Heavenly Father comfort you and keep you safe and healthy and May He keep Darius close in his bosom in the heavens. Amen.

  • Marvie, my deepest condolences to you and your family. Your strength and grace throughout your husband’s illness was remarkable. You are in my thoughts and prayers, sweet lady.

  • Sherry Breshears

    Marvie, I am so sorry to learn of your loss of your beloved husband. May God give you peace and strength in the days ahead.

  • Sending our condolences to the Miguel Family! I am so sorry to hear about Darius. Sending our prayers and love to the family during this difficult time.

  • My family and I are sending our sincerest condolences and sympathy to the beareaved family of the departed. Our prayers for his eternal peace.

  • Miguel G. De Perio, M.D.

    Our deepest sympathy to the bereaved family,
    May Darius Rest in. Eternal Peace.

  • Triccie & John-C Syquia

    Our sincerest condolences to Marvie amd Aljon. So sorry for your loss. Wish I could be there, especially for Marvie. Mare, take care, be strong. Love you and will be praying for you.

  • I will always remember the hardworking, singing co-worker Kuya Darius, who possessed a “Tawag ng Tanghalan” voice, whom I sang duet with at times for the dialysis patients during treatments (usually when most of the bosses had left for home). Thank you for sharing your short but remarkable life with us. Until we meet again?.

  • Marvelous,
    Please accept our deepest condolences on your loss. We trust that Darius is in God’s good Hands and will pray to him there.
    Wish you all continued strength

  • Myrna. Candelario

    Sincere. Condolence to the. Family and. May Perpetual
    Light shines upon him and He will now. Rest in. Peace

  • Elsie de Perio Tinio

    My deepest condolences to his family and his siblings. Eternal rest angkay Darius. Until we meet again.

  • Wilfredo (Tots-Cabal) Banzali

    Condolence to the Miguel family. May Darius Rest In Peace.

  • Carlos Carillo M.D.

    Our great memories in medical school is a treasure .You are one of my very best friends and I feel so honored and blessed. Thank you Darius, my dear friend. Your memories will remain in my heart forever. May the angels and the saints guide you in your journey to eternal.life in heaven ??

  • Tita “Toots” Ledda

    May eternal light shines upon his soul. Rest In Peace Darius. With my deepest condolences to the family. ?

  • Condolences to the family of Darius. I share in your loss and hope that as time goes by, cherished memories will help bring inner peace. With deepest sympathy, Lorna.

  • Billy & Luzvie Panganiban

    Our prayers & condolences to Marvie, Aljon, Sarah & the rest of the family. May Darius’ soul rest in peace! We will always cherish the memories that we were together.

  • Our deepest condolences to the family. May perpetual light shine upon him oh Lord and may Darius rest in everlasting peace.

  • Brenda and Diony Sudiacal

    Our dear Marvie and Aljon, may you find comfort, peace and hope in knowing that Darius is now peacefully resting in the loving arms of the Lord Jesus. Praying that our loving and faithful Father will carry you through this time of sorrow and brokenness. Our deepest condolences to you and the rest of the Miguel family. Till we meet again Darius.

  • Prayers and condolence to Marvie,Aljon,Sarah and the whole family. In behalf if the Dialysis team that he has worked with, Rest in Peace Darius. Know that you are so well-loved by our patients and staff. We will miss you. Gone too soon.

  • My deepest sympathy to the bereaved family.
    May you rest in Eternal Peace my karaoke partner.

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