Gaylord Maxwell Laubach, age 91, passed away February 7, 2021, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pa., surrounded by his loving family. He was born January 26, 1930, at his family home on East 10th Street in Berwick. Gaylord was the last of 4 children of the late Orville and Atta Laubach of Berwick.
Gaylord schooled and graduated from the Berwick Area School District in 1948. He joined the United States Air Force in 1950 and upon completion of basic training and tech school, he worked as a clerk at stations based in Alaska and Massachusetts. After 4 years of faithful service to his country, Gaylord was honorably discharged from the Air Force and returned to Berwick, PA., where he married the love of his life, Grace (Mensinger) on April 11, 1953, whom he was married to for 65 years.
Gaylord and Grace made a home in the Laubach family home at 319 E. 10th Street, Berwick, PA, the majority of his life. In the latter years of life they traveled back and forth to Florida for several years before deciding to move to Frostproof, Florida, where they enjoyed the nice weather and escaped the colder Pennsylvania winters. In 2017 they moved from Florida back to PA and took up residence at Maria Joseph Manor Assisted Living, Danville, PA.
Gaylord was employed at various locations in the area including AC&F Industries, Berwick, and Magee Carpet Company, Bloomsburg, PA., where he retired from.
Earlier in life he enjoyed camping with friends and family and traveling as time would allow. He loved his Berwick Bulldogs Football Team and was a season ticket holder for over 48 years. He was a lifelong member of the Defender Fire Company and prior to his death was one of the oldest and longest serving members of the fire company. Gaylord was an avid musician who loved to play the organ, the piano and any woodwind instrument he could get his hands on. Gaylord enjoyed gardening in his life and loved to plant anything just to watch them grow. He enjoyed calling bingo and playing games at Maria Joseph Manor. He especially enjoyed spending time with fellow residents of the Manor playing penny poker and swapping stories of yesterday’s gone by.
Gaylord loved spending time with his family, when possible. Gaylord is survived by two children: Gregory (Greg) Laubach of San Diego, CA and Gayle (Norm) Fedder of Danville; two grandchildren, Sydney and Maxwell Fedder, Danville.
In addition to his wife and parents, Gaylord was preceded in death by a sister: Marcia Search, two brothers: Herbert and Maynard Laubach, a sister-in-law: Rose Mary (Maynard) Laubach and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A private graveside service will be held in the future, at the family’s convenience.
Family and friends may send online condolences to jameslhinckleyjrfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to James L. Hinckley Jr. Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 1024 Market St., Berwick.
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