On Monday, August 9, 2021, Michael J. Laubach, loving husband and father of three children passed away at the age of 66. Michael was born November 28th in Merced, California to Don Laubach and Thelma Gomes. Michael was preceded in death by his father Don. His spirit is carried on by his Wife, Kimberley, his three children, Samantha (Andrew) Reaves of Horn Lake, Mississippi, Christopher Gilmore of Las Vegas, Spencer Laubach of Las Vegas, and by his mother, Thelma (Eddie) Gomes of Las Vegas, his brother, Nick (Elle) of Macau, China his two sisters, Kathy (Wayne) Butts of Challis, Idaho, Vicky (Dick) Snyder of Gustine, California and four step-sisters, Adrienne (Bob) of Horn Lake, MS, Valerie (Mark) Wills of Canon, City, CO, Benet (Michael) Murphy of Las Vegas, Brenda Jacobs of Las Vegas, NV, two grandsons, Owen and Tyson Reaves of Horn lake, MS and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Michael worked in the casino industry for over 30 years and spent the last 20 years working for Boyd Gaming Corporation where he attained the title of Corporate Vice President of Slot Operations. Michael enjoyed camping, motorcycle rides, PC gaming and spending time with his family and friends. He was known for his quick wit, his infectious smile and laugh and his kind and compassionate spirit. A message from his children:
I Love You Dad:
What can you say to someone who has always been one of the most essential parts of your world, someone who took you by the hand when you were little and helped to show you the way? What do you say to someone who stood by to help you grow, providing love, strength, and support so you could become the person you are today? What can you say to let him know that he’s the best there is and that you hope you’ve inherited some of his wisdom and his strength? What words would you say if you ever got the chance? Maybe you just say, I love you Dad, and hope he understands. No one can ever replace our dad. We hold all our memories close to our heart, but it is the laughter he brought in our lives that will help us get through all the pain we feel. All the dirty jokes, silly expressions, or crazy things he would do just to put a smile on not just our faces, but your faces as well is something we all need to hold on to.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City, NV at 2:00 pm. Afterward, Family and Friends are invited to the Laubach home from 5pm-8pm to raise a glass in celebration of Michael’s life.