James R. McLaughlin, 66, of Georgetown (Hanover Township) died Monday morning July 16, 2012, in the comfort of his home with his wife at his side.

Born May 28, 1946 in Sewickley, the last surviving child born to the late Alvie and Faye (Cochran) McLaughlin, he was retired from Shasta Corporation of Coraopolis where he had worked as a milling machine operator.  He attended the Hookstown Free Methodist Church and was a member and treasurer of the Glasgow Lodge F&AM #485, Shippingport.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Jake, Harry, John and Billy McLaughlin and three sisters, Edna McLaughlin, Patricia Goodlin and Jean Moore.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 25 years, Cheryl A. (Brinkley) McLaughlin, who he married Aug. 16, 1986; his children, Theresa Hephner of Arizona, Tammy McLaughlin of Ohio and Justin Brinkley of Erie and his very special granddaughter, Emily Cousins.

Cremation is taking place. Friends and family are welcome to attend his memorial service on Friday, July 20, 2012, at the Hookstown Free Methodist Church immediately following the 7 p.m. Masonic Service.  His pastor the Rev. Wilmer J. Olszewski, officiating.

Fellowship and light refreshments will follow in the social hall of the church.

Memorials in his name may be made to one's favorite charity. 

The MCCONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 447 Pine St., Hookstown, PA 15050, Daniel M. McConnell, Owner-Director, is in charge of arrangements.

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