Edward G. Laughrin, 60, of Warren, Pa. died Thursday, May 3, 2012 at UPMC Hamot, Erie, PA. He was born April 1, 1952 in Warren, Ohio to the late Edward William and Margaret Ellen Butler Laughrin. He has resided in Warren since 1988. He was a 1971 graduate of Gerard High School, Gerard, Ohio. While in high school he earned his pilot’s license flying light aircraft. He had served in the U.S. Navy as a E4, serving in El Salvador in 1985, Persian Gulf in 1986 and with Special Operations in 2002. He earned a Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star Navy Achievement Medal, U.S. Coast Guard Unit Commendation with operational device. He served in the Civil Air Patrol 304th Squadron . He was employed with the Warren State Hospital as a psychiatric aide and basic life support instructor retiring from there on September 11, 2002 after 13 years service. He was previously employed as a design draftsman from 1973 until 1984. He graduated from Madison University from the College of Social and Human Relations where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Human Relations with a 3.6 grade point average. He was a member Holy Redeemer R.C. Church and a member of the Warren American Legion Post 135, a member of the former North Warren V.F.W. Post 747 where he had served as Past Commander, a member of the Clarendon V.F.W. and was a 3rd degree member of the Warren Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Ann McKee Laughrin whom he married March 7, 1988 in Titusville, Pa., 1 Son – Edward R. Laughrin and wife, Niki of Austin Town, Ohio, 3 Stepchildren – Tina Hogue and husband, Aaron of Titusville, Pa., Rusty Smith and companion, Wendy of Centerville, Pa., Barbie Baker and husband, Art of Tionesta, Pa.; 1 Granddaughter – Mackenzie Laughrin of Austin Town, Ohio, 6 Step Grandchildren – Alyssa Smith of Centerville, Pa., Ashley Baker, twins – Tera and Tyler Baker all of Tionesta, Pa., Easton and Brittany Hogue of Titusville, PA.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 sister – Mary Francine Laughrin. Friends may call at the Holy Redeemer Church gathering space on Thursday, May 10, 2012 from 10:00 AM. until 11:00 A.M. when a Mass of Christian Burial which will be conducted with Msgr. John Lucas, Pastor, officiating. Full military honors will follow mass by members of the Clarendon/Sheffield V.F.W. Funeral Detail. Interment will be in St. Catherine’s R.C. Cemetery, Titusville, Pa. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the Clarendon V.F.W. or the Warren American Legion Post 135. The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of funeral arrangements.