Brian Daniel Zamboni

July 20, 1973March 5, 2019
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Brian Daniel Zamboni, 45, passed away on March,5 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Brian lived in Minneapolis, Minnesota but was born in Wheat Ridge, Colorado to Janet and Floyd Zamboni on July 20, 1973. He was valedictorian at Wheat Ridge High School upon graduation in 1991. After graduation, Brian went on to become Dr. Brian D. Zamboni, CP, PHD,Clinical Psychologist.

He is survived by his father Floyd Zamboni, sister Kathryn Zamboni, and brothers Stephen and David Zamboni. Brian was preceded in death by his mother Janet Zamboni.

He participated in many marathons and stair climbing events throughout the country and belonged to the Society for Sex Therapy and Research as well the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists.

Brian will be missed everyday by his family and many close friends.


  • David Zamboni
  • Stephen Zamboni
  • Kathryn Zamboni-Cutter
  • Mark Zamboni-Cutter


  • Visitation

    Monday, March 18, 2019


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Keri Rose

March 5, 2020

I just learned today about Dr Zamboni passing. I was a client of his and I want to say thank you to him for helping me find myself. He was the first one I saw about being transgender woman and even though I was still hiding who I was. He helped me soooo much. I know he knew even though I tried denying it
I am sorry for your loss. I am sure he will be missed by many people he helped. I will miss him.


May 30, 2019

I was a client of Dr. Zamboni from about 2012-2014, and am sad to learn about his death. I made substantial progress in my family/friend relationships and self-esteem during that time. He helped me "follow my dreams", take calculated personal (dating) and professional (changing careers) risks that otherwise wouldn't have happened. And he helped others - I recall one guy who walked into Dr. Zamboni's group in the middle of divorce proceedings; a couple years later, married (I attended the wedding), a child would follow a year later, and now fully present for his wife and child. Another client - moved away from Minnesota, I ran into this client about a year ago, he said, "I miss Brian, he really helped me." And both of us commented how understated Dr. Zamboni was - he was very good, impacted his clients profoundly, and we weren't sure if Dr. Zamboni fully realized or appreciated that about himself. And there are no doubt countless others he helped, in the parts of life that really matter - marriages saved, parents fully present for their children, abuse stopped/prevented, dreams pursued, family relationships restored. Thank you.

G.M. Grena

May 24, 2019

Tonight I was greatly saddened to learn of Dr. Zamboni's sudden departure. As other friends have related here, I met Brian 3 years ago at the southwest Ohio double-header staircase races. Thereafter, it was an invigorating joy whenever I'd see his radiant smile at another event. He generously complimented & inspired other racers, will be sorely missed, & fondly remembered. Our temporary loss is Heaven's eternal gain.

Erica GrandPre

April 8, 2019

I know Brian from classes we attended together at the YWCA, I always looked forward to seeing him there! He would greet me with that lovely, genuine smile, inquire about my well being and then of course inspire me to work my hardest in our workout class. Though we only knew each other from our workouts, Brian would recalled details about my life outside of the Y, he would ask for updates and share words of encouragement! I miss his vigor, his joy, his obvious love for people and their health and that infectious positivity. His absence is a great loss for the Y community and I have felt that void since his passing. I am so sorry for the hole left in the lives of those who loved and knew him well, his family and friends. I feel blessed to have known, however so slightly, such a special human being! Thank you Brian for the love and energy you shared with me!

Blair Edmiston

April 3, 2019

I moved to Minneapolis just last year for medical residency. Brian has been helping me face significant issues in my life and I will forever be grateful to him for that. My heartfelt condolences to his family, loved ones, friends, colleagues, and patients. May your good deeds and insightful words live on through the lives you touched, Brian. Thank you for helping me change my life.

Adam Braley

April 2, 2019

I was a patient of Dr Zamboni’s. He helped me gain the confidence to take steps toward a career pathway I had given up on. I received news of his passing less than a minute apart from getting the job offer he made possible. I can’t believe I won’t get to thank him for changing the whole trajectory of my life. I guess I’ll just say it here: Thank you, Dr.

Carol Oosterhuis

March 25, 2019

Yesterday members of Brian's Water Aerobics class gathered and shared memories of Brian. Jim Ayers, who worked on projects with Brian and was a member of Brian's Water Aerobics class made a hummingbird for each of us to hold the memory of Brian. All remembered how Brian reached out to us when we first met and he remembered us from then on. His workouts were unique and fun. He incorporated both friendship and physical activity in every class. We will all miss him.

John Hansen

March 18, 2019

So sad to hear the news today. I was a patient and had developed a close connection with Brian. He seemed to understand me well. I was excited to meet with him again and share with him some recent successes including reading a book (the gifts of imperfection) that he had recommended to me. It was a brilliant recommendation that was incredibly poignant. I have almost finished reading it a second time. My conversations with him were a big help and I’m devastated I won’t be able to have more conversations with him. Big hugs to those that also knew Brian. We lost a great one.

Bill Dobbs

March 18, 2019

Oh no, I can hardly believe it! I'll miss you and all of the great conversations and jokes we shared during many years of training runs. I'll remember you every time I run the Mississippi River Road in the Twin Cities. May your spirit climb to new heights, my friend!

Abby Williams

March 18, 2019

Brain- What a joy you were! Your passion and dedication in continually coming back to our stair climbs over the years was inspirational. You will be greatly missed by many. Prayers for peace will be going up for your family during this time. May God bless you guys.
Much Love, The American Lung Association in Tennessee + Fight For Air Climb Nashville Staff