Jean A. McLaughlin

June 19, 1921May 19, 2020

Jean A McLaughlin, age 98, passed away on May 19, 2020. Born in Tamaqua, on June 19, 1921, a daughter of the late Mame and Harry Swank. She graduated from Tamaqua High School in 1939. She is the widow of Joseph “Jouch” McLaughlin, who passed in 1991. She worked in the Laundromat Department of The Hill School in Pottstown, PA. She loved to dance and was an avid Bingo player. Mrs. McLaughlin is survived by her son, Michael (husband of Merilyn), a granddaughter, Michelle (McLaughlin) Stout, and three step-grandchildren, Crystalyn Norris, Daryl Davis, and Duane Davis and their extended families. She was predeceased by her brother, William Swank, and sister, Doris Swank. A funeral service will be held 11am on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at the Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home. 111 North Reading Ave, Boyertown, PA 19512. A viewing will be held at the funeral home prior from 10-11am. Interment will follow the funeral service at Highland Memorial Park. 701 Farmington Ave, Pottstown, PA 19464. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the McLaughlin family.


  • Michael McLaughlin (Merilyn), Son
  • Michelle (McLaughlin) Stout, Granddaughter
  • Joseph "Jouch" McLaughlin, Husband (Deceased)
  • Mame Swank, Mother (Deceased)
  • Harry Swank, Father (Deceased)
  • William Swank, Brother (Deceased)
  • Doris Swank, Sister(Deceased)
  • Jean is also survived by three step-grandchildren, Crystalyn Norris, Daryl Davis and Duane Davis and their extended families


  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 23, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, May 23, 2020


Jean A. McLaughlin

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Ellen Stuckley

May 23, 2020

MIKE, Marilyn and family.
Aunt Jean will be saddly missed. We didnt know her well but she was the last of the Sackie gang and the matriarch of our family reunions.
I am sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Your cousin Ellen (Kunzweiler) Stuckley