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Celebration of life planned for late Robert Forbuss

Written By:

Hubble Smith

A celebration of life will be held Friday at The Smith Center for Performing Arts for Robert Forbuss, a prominent Las Vegas businessman and educator who died Aug. 12.

Jerry Cade, a close friend of Forbuss, will welcome guests at 6 p.m. Scheduled speakers include former Sen. Richard Bryan; U.S. Rep. Shelly Berkley; Sen. Harry Reid; political consultant Sig Rogich; and Forbuss Elementary School principal Shawn Paquette.

A graduate of Bishop Gorman High School and Long Beach State University, Forbuss taught at Bishop Gorman from 1972 to 1979 and served on the Clark County School Board from 1979 to 1986.

During summer breaks, he worked as an emergency medical technician for Mercy Medical Services, and eventually became an owner of the company. In 1994, he sold the company to Laidlaw Medical Transportation, which later acquired American Medical Response.


Las Vegas Review-Journal