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.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Ann McKee Laughrin whom he married March 7, 1988 in Titus-ville, Pa., 1 son - Edward R. Laughrin and wife, Niki of Austin Town, Ohio, 3 step-children Tina Hogue and husband, Aaron of Titus-ville, Pa., Rusty Smith and companion, Wendy of Centerville, Pa., Barbie Baker and husband, Art of Tionesta, Pa. 1 gran-daughter - Mackenzie Laughrin of Austin Town, Ohio, 6 step grandchildren - Alyssa Smith of Center-ville, Pa., Ashley Baker, twins - Tera and Tyler Bak-er all of Tionesta, Pa., Eas-ton and Brittany Hogue of Titusville, Pa.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 sister - Mary Fancine Laughrin. Friends may call at the Holy Redee-mer Church gathering space on Thursday, May 10, 2012 from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. when a Mass of Christian Burial which will be conducted with Msgr. John Lucas, Pastor, officiat-ing. 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 Amer-ican Legion Post 135.
The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of funeral arrange-ments.