Michael J. Sekaros
Michael J. Sekaros, of Boulder, died of complications from multiple sclerosis on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2005. He was 55 years old.
The son of Sam G. Sekaros and Ingeborg B. Sekaros, he was born in Ann Arbor, Mich. He lived in Aspen for 16 years and moved to Boulder in 1988.A graduate of the University of Michigan with a degree in political science, Michael worked as chief broilerman at the Chart House in Aspen, and was a manager at the Smuggler Mobile Home Park. He was also a member and served on the board of directors of the Aspen Chapel and taught Sunday school. After moving to Boulder, he was an adviser to Thistle Community Housing and participated in various peaceful actions for people with disabilities.
Michael’s vibrant spirit and ability to find peace and joy in things overlooked by most, was inspirational to all who knew him. Michael embraced life to its fullest. He was an adventurer: skiing Colorado’s highest peaks, biking through Europe, advocating for people with disabilities, and for world peace and justice. He enjoyed the outdoors, was an avid sports fan, appreciated many types of music and deeply valued visiting with family and friends.Survivors include his sister, Pamela A. Sekaros of Boulder; his brother-in-law, William I. Hoxsie of Boulder; an aunt, Elisabeth J. Rees, of Ann Arbor; an aunt, Faye Sekaros of Ann Arbor; an uncle, Gairt H. Mauerhoff of Aspen; and many cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, mother and grandparents.
A memorial service will take place at noon Monday, Dec. 19, at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, 3300 Table Mesa Drive in Boulder. The Rev. Dr. Gregg R. Anderson of Aspen and the Rev. Thomas Holahan of Boulder will officiate. A reception will follow in the church hall.In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to Special Transit, 4880 Pearl St., Boulder, CO 80301, or Thistle Community Housing, 1845 Folsom St., Boulder, CO 80302.
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