Obituary for Michael "Big Mike" Garibay
Michael (Mike) Garibay was a beloved Father and Husband. He is survived by his wife, Sonia Garibay, four children Tiffany Garibay, Erica Garibay, Melissa Garibay, Michael Garibay, and two sons-in-law, Mitchell Laudano and Trenten Davis.
Life Story for Michael "Big Mike" Garibay
Mike was a very proud father spending much of his time with his kids, encouraging them to excel in everything they set out to accomplish. He was a true family man; always eager for a new adventure or a fun day spent in his children’s company. With the ability to light up a room, Mike had a contagious laugh with a very unique sense of humor. He wanted to make sure everyone around him was taken care of. This nurturing spirit showed in the 32 years of marriage that he spent devoted to his wife Sonia.
Known to many as Big Mike, he enjoyed fishing with his family, going camping at his hilltop getaway in Lake Isabella and spending time on the lake. He looked forward to watching college football with his family every fall.
Mike was also a very dedicated and passionate businessman. He devoted many years to the company he worked for, PPG Aerospace. Even in his professional life, Mike developed many close family/friend relationships.
With a larger than life presence, Mike's heart was even bigger. He always wished the best for anyone he came across in life and could always be counted on to lend a helping hand or a much needed laugh.