OBITUARY

Michael J. Salber

January 23, 1962June 2, 2018
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Michael Joseph Salber January 23, 1962-June 2, 2018

Michael J. Salber, 56, Clermont, Florida, died on June 2, 2018 as he lived, Full Throttle. Mike was many things to many people; Father, Brother, Firefighter, Competitor, Friend or as Mike would say FAMILY.

Mike’s journey started in Lincoln, Nebraska born to Marvin and Patricia Salber. The family moved to Wichita, Kansas where he graduated from Goddard High School in 1980. Due to his love of water skiing, he found his way to Florida in 1991 and met a fellow water skier, Jacy Skeldon. They shared 22 years of marriage and raised 4 beautiful children together. Mike was extraordinarily proud to be a father and enjoyed showing his children the adventures that life has to offer!

All of Mike’s experiences, each place, each sport, each career, he leaves behind a legacy rooted in tradition. World Champion barefooter, Firefighter Charity Bowl player, water skier, Public Safety League football player and head coach, Fire Lieutenant-Paramedic, Bike Rescue Team Instructor, Seminole County Rescue Swimmer, Sanford Special Ops Team, Police and Fire World Games Motocross competitor, sea plane pilot and professional race boat driver. The accomplishments are all amazing and he always found a new forever friend on each adventure!

His reach spread around the world and now expands to Heaven. Mike didn’t just dream it, he did it!!

Mike is survived by his father, Marvin Salber; his sons, Zane, Morgan and Cade; his daughter; Jena; former wife, Jacy Salber; his sisters; Susan Delling, Patricia and husband, Perry Banwart, Sharon and husband, Jeff Cerre, and Mike’s countless extended family, Fire Department Brotherhood, friends and girlfriend Melanie Haire. Mike was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Salber.

Viewing is at Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home: 428 E Plant St, Winter Garden on Friday, June, 8, 2018 5 - 8PM. Service will be Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 10:00AM at Real Life Church: 1501 Steve’s Rd, Clermont, FL 34711. Graveside service immediately following at Winter Garden Cemetery: 13636 Lake Butler Blvd, Winter Garden. Reception will follow at the Salber Family Homestead in Clermont.

Contributions in Memory of Mike for his children can be made at any Central Florida Educator’s Credit Union Branch or Zane Salber’s GoFundMe page.

  • FAMILY

  • Mike is survived by his father, Marvin Salber; his sons, Zane, Morgan and Cade; his daughter; Jena; former wife, Jacy Salber; his sisters; Susan Delling, Patricia and husband, Perry Banwart, Sharon and husband, Jeff Cerre, and Mike’s countless extended family, Fire Department Brotherhood, friends and girlfriend Melanie Haire. Mike was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Salber.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, June 8, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 9, 2018
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Gary Goodman

June 9, 2018

I’ve known Mike for 7 years working w him at the local hospital. We spoke often on medicine, politics, and life. We called it “educational fencing.” Mike is a brilliant and educated force of nature. Going to really miss him.

Greg Fensom

June 6, 2018

Mike was a very close friend of mine since he worked for us at Superior Cadillac in Kansas City. He moved to Florida to pursue his barefoot water skiing career. We stayed in contact over the years. I was fortunate to be able to stay with him while attending the Daytona 500. After reading my book he called and wanted to know how many times he would appear in my next book. We laughed and remembered. Mike is one of the greatest men I have ever known in my life time.

Christy Bingham

June 5, 2018

Salber family
Your in our thoughts and prayers.mike will be missed by many.
Love
Christy and Dennis
Bingham

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