Michael "Cappy Ray" Zimny, age 58 of Newark, DE passed away on April 5, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. Mike attended Dickinson High School, Class of 1979 and then went into trade with Summitt Insulation with his parents, Fran and Ruth Zimny before starting Cambridge Insulation. Mike was Founder, Owner and President and then retired in 2014 from Eastern Industrial Services after 32 years. During his time with Eastern Industrial Services, he was a member of Associated Builders and Contractors in the Delaware Chapter where he won countless awards including the Adam's Cup in 2009. After retirement, he went back into business and started Summitt Ridge Construction, LLC building custom modular homes up until his passing.
Through the years, Mike enjoyed his time with his family and friends. He was an avid fisherman and also obtained his captains license in 2000 where he chartered his pride and joy, "Finsulator" out of Indian River Inlet Marina. Through the years, he enjoyed his time on the water and being a part of multiple fishing tournaments and experiences in giving back to the local community like Make A Wish Foundation and so much more. His love for muscle cars was known through family and friends. His first pride and joy being his Camaro named "Adios" in his younger years, to many other muscle cars over the years in which he passed down the love for cars to his children.
Mike is preceded in death by his mother, Ruth Anne Zimny. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Colleen (formally McCall); father, Fran Zimny (wife, Norma); sister, Connie Zimny-Christopher; children, Justine Zimny (partner, Branden), Brianne Cramp (husband, Brian) and Michael Zimny (wife, Meghan) and grandchildren Nolan Michael and Aubree Anne.
A Memorial service will be held in the near future at St. John Holy Angels Church in Newark, DE after the COVID-19 restrictions are cancelled. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to be made in Mike's honor to the American Stroke Association.
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American Stroke Association
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