Michael N. Gimma


Spencer:  Formerly of New Britain, Connecticut, died on December 23, 2014 of a long battle with heart failure and kidney disease.

Mike’s parents were Andy and Olga Gimma from New Britain, Connecticut.  He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Maria Gimma, his son Andy Gimma, and two daughters Amy and Katy Gimma.  He is also survived by his siblings: Andy J Gimma, Barbara Zavecz, Paula McCain, and Laura Willis, as well as, his nephew Drew Gimma, and nieces, Sarah Roche, Kim Zavecz and Nichole Zavecz.

Mike was a Specialist Physician Assistant in Orthopedics for Ithaca Orthopedic Group.  He received his formal training and education from the US Army, Park College in Texas, and Central Connecticut State College in Connecticut.  He was a member of the Halsey Valley Methodist Church, his love for family and friends was unsurpassed.  His passion for helping others constantly was remarkable, as was his deep belief in Christ our Lord.  He tried to live his life everyday according to our Christian law.  Mike was able to reach his goal of watching all three of his children grow into hard working and responsible adults. All will miss Michael, but his memory will drive many for years to come.

A special thanks to the people at Ithaca Orthopedics, Cayuga Medical Center, Strong Memorial Hospital Heart Transplant Unit, Halsey Valley Methodist Church, New Roots Charter School, and most of all to Amparo Lopez, mother in-law, who dedicated the last few years of Mike’s life to his care.

There will be a Celebration Of Life at the Halsey Valley Methodist Church on Monday December 29, 2014 at 5:30pm followed by a service beginning at 6:00.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Halsey Valley Church, New Roots Charter School or Lifetime Care Hospice in his memory.

Rochester Cremation, 4044 W. Henrietta Road, Rochester NY 14623, 359-2300, RochesterCremation.com

6 Condolences

  1. Lynn Capani-Czebiniak on December 26, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    My dear soul siStar! How I shall miss Mike! We had such fun together at last year’s NRCS graduation! Also at our bonfire that never was. Feel free to call on me anytime to chat, cry or just BE! I love you so!

  2. Amy Brand on December 26, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    Maria and Family…….I am so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. He was a good friend and a sweet and gentle man. Please know I am sending my prayers to you at this time.


  3. Lori Roberston on December 27, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Dear Gimma Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. I worked with him for a number of years in the Operating Room. I will remember him as a kind and helpful person, who was very proud of his family. He fought a long hard fight and now he is at peace. May all your memories keep him close to you forever. God bless you all and grant you peace at this most difficult time.
    Lori Robertson

  4. Sara, George, Jon & Kat on December 27, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    Dear Amy and family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family, wishing you all peace and healing during this difficult time.

    Much love from your Brooklyn family,
    Sara, George, Jon & Kat

  5. Mary-Ann Matyas on December 30, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    Queridas Maria Claudia, Amparo y familia,
    Que sientan nuestro apoyo por ustedes. Les deseamos paz y fe que Michael esta descansando con Dios.
    con carino, Mary-Ann, Bo, Theo y Nicolas

  6. Laurenand Bob Lalley on December 31, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    it was wonderful to have known Mike and the rest of the family. Our days with the Peaches Softball team are great memories. Everyone who has had the good fortune to know Mike have received a special blessing. We keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

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