Obituary of John E Mc Laughlin
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John E. Mc Laughlin, 77, of Lusby, MD, formerly of Wayne, died Sunday March 9, 2008 of Calvert Memorial Hospital in Prince Frederick, MD. Born in New York City, John was the son of John and Helen (nee Jermyn) McLaughlin. He served in the Marines during the Korean Conflict, and was one of the few survivors of the infamous Chosin Reservoir battle. He married Joan C. Hofbauer, and together they settled in Wayne, raising three children. He worked as a Supervisor of Postal Operations in Wyckoff before retiring and moving to Lusby, MD 15 years ago. John was formerly an active parishioner of Immaculate Heart of Mary R.C. Church in Wayne. He was also a member of the Disabled Veterans and the Chosin Few, an organization comprised of the survivors of the Battle at Chosin Reservoir in North Korea. John is survived by his loving wife, Joan; his sons, John Patrick of Potomac, MD and Brian Thomas of Pennington; his daughter, Anne Marie Mc Laughlin of North Plainfield; his sister, Maureen Barrett and her husband Donald; his sister-in-law, Barbara McLaughlin, and his grandchildren, Lucas Patrick, Thomas John and James Patrick. Funeral services will begin 9:30 am Friday at the M. John Scanlan Funeral Home, Pompton Plains and will proceed to a 10:30 a.m. funeral Mass at immaculate Heart of Mary R.C. Church, Wayne. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover. Visiting hours will be Thursday 2-4 and 7-9p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations to Our Lady Star of the Sea Building Fund, P.O. Box 560, Solomons, MD 20688 would be greatly appreciated by the McLaughlin Family.
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