A photo of Michael Vincent “Mikey” Tiberi

Michael Vincent “Mikey” Tiberi

March 19, 1988 - May 11, 2022

It is with tremendous sadness that our son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend, Michael (Mikey) Vincent Tiberi was called to heaven far too soon. Mikey was born March 19, 1988, growing up in Rambleton Acres, New Castle, Delaware. He graduated from Hodgson Vo-Tech in 2006. Mikey started his wrestling career at age 5 following in his brother’s footsteps. He wrestled throughout high school leading his team as Co-Captain to the State Championship his senior year. Individually, he placed in the top 6 of the state earning the honor of participating in the Walk of Champions his junior and senior years.

Mikey’s greatest gift, passion, and love was in the boxing ring, winning the Central District Championship in the PA Golden Gloves at age 15, starting his stellar career as a professional boxer. He finished an outstanding record of 21-1, a goal he set for himself as an amateur. His hard work earned him a middleweight ranking of 10th in the USA. His chanting “Mighty Mike” fans donning “Mighty Mob” shirts rocked the walls in his support at Dover Downs and various NJ casinos. His ultimate record was his finest, claiming the WBF North American Boxing Federation belt in the Super MiddleWeight Division.

Mike was employed by AquaFlow and DelDOT in his early years and CSX and Amtrak RR the last nine years. He was so proud of owning his own home at 23, generously treating neighbors and co-workers to his garden vegetables.

Most importantly, Mikey was an amazing, honest, loyal, compassionate man with a wonderful sense of humor. He was always on call to help his longtime school friends, co-workers, neighbors, and family. A man of faith, he always turned to God for strength and comfort. His “gift of gab” was second only to his sincere compassion to listen.

Mike could be found in spare time fishing at Woodland Beach or enjoying his boat fishing and crabbing off Reedy Point, Delaware River, always sharing his catch.

Mike was preceded in death by his pop pop and mom mom; Mario and Helen Tiberi, grandpop and grandmom, Robert and June McCall; uncles, Bobby and Jimmy Diego, and Bobby McCall; and aunt, BJ Timmons. Surviving Mikey with heavy hearts are father and mother, Mario and Debbie Tiberi; brother and best friend, Mario (Ro) Tiberi; sisters, Stefany (Kenny) Krygier, and Nicki (Erric) Stewart; 11 nieces and nephews; numerous Tiberi and McCall uncles, aunts, and cousins; and dear friends, old and new, younger and older, especially his lifelong friend, Zach Taylor.

A celebration of Mike’s life will be held on Tuesday, May 24th, 2022, at 5:00 pm at the MOT Senior Center, 300 S. Scott Street, Middletown, DE. Mikey’s family wishes to extend our sincerest heartfelt gratitude to all who have expressed their love of Mikey through messages, phone calls, cards, visits, meals, and prayers to help us through this difficult time.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mike’s memory can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38102 or by visiting stjude.org.

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23 Condolences for Michael Vincent “Mikey” Tiberi

  • Sorry to hear about this terrible loss. He sounded like a great guy. I’m sure you’re faith and family will get you through this terrible time.

  • Many prayers to Debbie and Mario and family. May all your happy memories keep Mike alive in your hearts forever.

  • Sending so much love and prayers to your family. May God’s love keep your family strong and bring you peace during this difficult time.

  • Mario, Debbie, JR, Stefany, Nicki,
    I am so sorry to hear of Mikey’s passing. I hope God and Faith will provide some condolence in these extremely difficult times. God Bless You, Mikey…may you rest in peace

  • To Mikey’s mom, dad, & siblings. I am heartbroken for you. I pray that our Lord carries you through this valley and gives you love, comfort, strength and peace. I pray Psalm 23 for you.

  • Mario, Debbie, Mario, Stefany, Nicki, and the entire Tiberi families: My deepest, heartfelt condolences go out to each of you. I know Mikey’s memories will be in your hearts, thoughts, and actions every day…forever. When I think of him, I remember the little boy that was at all the sporting events with a big smile, just watching and studying whatever sport was happening. Where we saw Mario Jr, Mikey was standing right next to him. I can only hope his memory continues to shine a light in each of you every day. May God continue to hold each of you tightly. Stay strong. Gail.

  • To The Tiberi’s, You are in my prayers. Mikey was kindest most gentlest person I knew. Prayers to you all❤

  • Mario, Ro and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Please know that I am thinking of you all sending hugs and prayers during this difficult time. May god bless and help comfort you all.

  • To the entire Tiberi family, we so terribly sorry for your incredible loss. Our prayers for comfort and peace are lifted up daily for you all. We knew Mike from the neighborhood. He was always the cool guy my son and his friends would see when riding bikes down by his house. I got to meet him when he was working with Dave Seltzer at CSX. Then he would always give a friendly wave when driving by, or stop and chat for a few minutes when I was walking the pups. He was a stand up kind of guy and will be missed. This on behalf of Dave Seltzer and Susan and Tucker Jester.

  • To Debbie, Mario and family, the world has lost a very special person in Mikey. I am so deeply sorry. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • To Tiberi family,My prayers and thoughts goes out to you,Reaping may Indore for a night,but joy comes in the morning.God said he wouldn’t leave you comfortless.

  • Debbie & Mario,
    You & your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I was lucky enough to see Mikey fight down in Dover. He was very exciting to watch. I’m so sorry for the loss of your son Mikey.
    Sending you love, Margie

  • I am so sorry for the family. I also lost my son whom was named Mikey and was only 25 years old . It’s something that will never stop hurting but you have to learn and live with it for your other family members. I pray for you all . RIP Mikey

  • Debbie (and Mario): So heartbreaking to lose a loved one especially a child. My heart goes out to you and everyone in your family. May your family and friends support each other and offer you comfort and strength through your most difficult times.

  • We are so sorry for your loss. We remember that adorable young boy running around the mats at his brother’s wrestling tournaments! Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

    Robyn and Bob Craighton

  • I have been thinking about words to provide you and yours comfort and I know there really are none. Your son, your brother leaving this world is a loss to many. I got to know Mikey through his friendship with my own son. Mikey had a sprit of kindness about him. Mikey was generous with his time and always offering to be helpful. Simply stated a good soul that left too soon. . I feel for your loss.

  • Want you all to know how sorry to hear the news of Michael’s passing and to let you know you’re in my thoughts and prayers. NO Parents should lose a child. A my love to you!
    XOX cousin Mark

  • A horrible loss of a great kid. He will be sadly missed by many people but mostly by his family and friends. God speed kiddo

  • Our sincere condolences to Your Family. Don’t let go of the special memories — they will get you through these difficult times.
    The thoughts of many are with you —

    Rich Ranauto and Family

  • Debbie and Mario and family, so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing, my condolences and prayers are with you may you find peace and comfort and lots of love at this time of sorrow.

  • To Mike’s parents and siblings – We are saddened to hear of Mike’s sudden passing. May fond memories of Mike lift you and give you strength and may everyone’s love and prayers touch your hearts and bring you comfort. Our condolences to the Tiberi family.

  • Our sincere condolences for your loss. May memories and support of family and friends help you find comfort during this difficult time.
    Warm regards,
    Dave & Cheryl Carey

  • To Dom, Marc and Anthony,
    I was sorry to hear of Michael’s passing. I know your family is very close to each other and I want to let you know you are in my prayers. May Michael rest in peace and keep your memories close to your heart. Michael will remain with you and in your hearts.