Edward G. Laughrin, 60, of Warren, Pa. died Thurs-day, May 3, 2012 at UPMC Hamot, Erie, Pa. He was born April 1, 1952 in War-ren, Ohio to the late Ed-ward William and Margaret Ellen Butler Laughrin. He has resided in Warren since 1988. He was a 1971 gradu-ate 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 Spe-cial Operations in 2002. He earned a Sea Service De-ployment Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star Navy Achieve-ment Medal, U.S. Coast Guard Unit Commendation with operational device. He served in the Civil Air Pa-trol 304th Squadron. He was employed with the Warren State Hospital as a psychiatric aide and basic life support instructor retir-ing from there on Sep-tember 11, 2002 after 13 years of service. He was previously employed as a design draftsman from 1973-1984. He graduated from Madison University from the College of Social and Human Relations where he earned a bachelor's degree in Hu-man Relations with a 3.6 grade point average. He was a member of the War-ren American Legion Post 135, a member of the form-er 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 de-gree member of the Warren Knights of Columbus.