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Christopher Allen Sibilia
May 14, 1963 ~ July 21, 2023 (age 60) 60 Years Old
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Christopher Allen Sibilia was born in Denver, Colorado on May 14, 1963, to Jack and Sylvia Sibilia. On July 21, 2023, Chris passed away at Skyridge Hospital after a months-long battle with the disease amyloidosis.
Chris grew up in Englewood and was a Coloradan through and through. From a young age, he loved fishing, hiking, and skiing in his beloved Rocky Mountains. Chris attended Cherry Creek High School, then went on to earn a B.A. in Architecture from the University of Colorado, Boulder, as well as an MBA from the University of Colorado, Denver.
After graduating from college, Chris became an AIA licensed architect and embarked on a decades-long career, earning his first job with Intergroup Architects in 1991. He remained with Intergroup for the next thirty-two years and eventually became a Senior Principal and President at the firm. Chris was integral to Intergroup’s success, managing local and national accounts with work completed in ten states.
More than anything, Chris loved his family. He married his beloved wife Carla in 1994 and the two were together for more than thirty years, sharing a home in Englewood where Chris cultivated the most stunning garden. Chris and Carla raised two beautiful daughters, Kylee and Hali. Chris was the best dad to his girls and loved spending time with them: skiing with Kylee in Summit County, attending Hali’s lacrosse games throughout both high school and college, and taking them both on glorious mountain hikes. He also loved his goldendoodles Mia and Oakley. Chris took both Mia and Oakley to the local dog park every Saturday and Sunday, and they both adored him for it.
In his later years, Chris was looking forward to retirement. He had worked hard to maintain a second home in Dillon, CO, a town whose mountainous scenery and friendly residents he adored. Chris and Carla spent many weekends together in Dillon before his passing, and the home will always hold special memories of Chris.
Chris began to feel unwell in early 2023. After several months of testing, he was diagnosed with amyloidosis in June 2023. Chris underwent many rounds of difficult treatment and fought as hard as he could against the disease, but sadly his organs had been badly damaged by the aggressive cells by the time he passed away. He will always be our hero for the way he fought to stay here with us, but we are so relieved his suffering has ended and he can now be at peace.
Chris is survived by his wife Carla Sibilia of Englewood, CO, daughters Kylee of New York, NY and Hali of New York, NY, brothers Patrick (Kirsten) of Brooklyn, NY and Pete of Cincinnati, OH, and a host of extended family members. Chris was preceded in death by his parents Jack and Sylvia Sibilia, and sister Laura Sibilia.
Chris was the strongest person we knew. He was meticulous in both his professional and personal life. He loved to cook and was always trying out a new dish. He was compassionate and friendly, often opening up his home to visitors and neighbors for a meal, or a batch of “The Recipe” at Christmastime. He was a wonderful storyteller and could always make people laugh. We will miss him forever but are so grateful to have had him in our lives: a son, a husband, a father, and a friend. We love him always.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church on Thursday, August 24 at 11 am.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rocky Mountain Conservancy - www.rmconservancy.org in Christohper's name and memory.