Michael Steven Cimbura
June 24, 1965 – March 18, 2019
On Monday, March 18, 2019, Michael Steven Cimbura, husband, father, son, brother and friend finished his battle with ALS and slipped away peacefully into the arms of his beloved Savior. His family is heartbroken at his loss but remain firm in their belief that they will see him again on the other side of this broken world.
Mike will be forever remembered by his wife and best friend Nicole (Broken Leg) Cimbura, their three adored children Seide, Aiden and Ellie, his parents John and Dottie Cimbura, his sister Angela Tucker, and his brother John Cimbura Jr. (Amy). Mike will also be forever remembered by his numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and dear friends.
Mike was an incredible husband and dad who loved his family and friends with an unmatched passion. He lived his life on his terms, always pushed boundaries, was a loyal friend, and lived life in the moment and to the fullest, while he radiated an irrepressible positive energy to all who knew him. He was a rare combination of someone who had both a love of life and a firm understanding of what was important—the simplicity of living life with those that you love.
Mike was born on June 24, 1965 in Denver, Colorado. He spent his childhood in a multitude of states until his family settled in California where he met the love of his life, Nicole. After graduating from the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a Bachelor of Science in Economics, he returned to Colorado to enjoy a season of snowboarding in Steamboat. He then moved back to California to marry Nicole and they began their life together back here in Denver. As with everything he set his mind to, Mike successfully established a career in business consulting.
Mike’s family always came first. He enjoyed adventures with Nicole, their children, his family and friends. He cherished date nights, game nights, playing cards, Rock Band, and drumming. He loved riding his motorcycle much to his wife’s chagrin. He loved being a barn dad, a grill master, a Science Olympiad coach and gearhead. He appreciated the Colorado outdoors and watching the Broncos. Mike also relished the local music scene. He volunteered at church, his kid’s school and in the community in numerous areas of need. With Nicole’s prodding, they jumped ship on the never-ending house-remodeling project that was their first home together. They then moved to their beautiful new home on “the Lane”, where Mike met some of his dearest friends. Nicole and Mike began a family with the arrival of Seide (1997), followed by Aiden (2000) and finally Ellie (2002), and discovered a love like never before. Mike’s love for his three precious children was unbounded, and by far, he considered them to be his most cherished blessings and greatest accomplishment. Mike continued pursuing his other passions in life, but his favorite pastime became spending time with his kids. Mike was their number one cheerleader in all that they did, and Mike’s love and legacy live on in them.
As an extreme athlete, Mike was an accomplished cyclist, avid snowboarder, runner, and all-around thrill seeker. Mike gave ALS a ferocious fight with every ounce of his being. He and Nicole worked with the medical industry on trials, experimental therapies and advocacy. Together, with the support of family and many friends, they tirelessly fought for legislative reform to help terminal illness sufferers have better access to promising new treatments. They fought for themselves and others so that one day ALS will no longer be a hopeless diagnosis. In his honor, the fight will continue.
A memorial service celebrating Mike’s life will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, March 28, at Cherry Hills Community Church (Dixon Chapel) located at 3900 Grace Boulevard, Highlands Ranch.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to either of these amazing ALS organizations—all donations can be made in memory of Mike.
I am ALS: https://iamals.org/donate/
Team Gleason: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/TeamGleason/gleasondonate.html
- Memorial Service Thursday, March 28, 2019
Michael Steven Cimbura
March 26, 2019
Hello you who makes me smile,
I'm glad for the time you spent here,
Your existence makes my life worthwhile, to me you're very dear!
You've cheered me up when i was down,
You were always there for me,
Youve been my own personal clown,
Your kindness set me free.
We didnt always agree on things,
There were arguments and a fight,
But we always set things right.
18 beautiful months you shared your life and family with me; you are very important to me! Im happy you are no longer in pain but selfishly sad you are bo longer on earth with us. I love you Boss always will 💛
March 26, 2019
From the first time I meet Mike in June of 2015 at the DEATH RIDE Tour I could see his zest for life and adventure. When he rode the 2016 DEATH RIDE Tour in the specially modified "Bootlegger Bike" co-piloted by Zach Yendra it was such an amazing accomplishment. Seeing his family all around him doing the kind of things he loved was so dam inspiring. It certainly touched my heart and the hearts of everyone that came in contact with Mike. Getting to know Michael over the next three years and helping him and his family in any way I could meant so much to me.
Michael will truly be missed.