John D. McLaughlin

June 14, 1942June 28, 2018

John David McLaughlin, 76, of Curwensville, passed away on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at his home. He was born on June 14, 1942 in Irvona, PA. He was the son of the late Logan Warren McLaughlin of Coalport, PA., and Julia Ann Churney McLaughlin of Osceola Mills, PA. John was Baptist by faith. He married Dorothy Jane Hart on May 4, 1963 in Clearfield, PA. at the Trinity Methodist Church. They moved to Trenton, New Jersey for 43 years. He worked at Stokes Molded products for four years then at Trenton Mack Sales and service as Mack Truck and Fire truck mechanic. He had both knees replaced at age 60 and was no longer able to work. He retired after 34 years of service. John was a member of the Curwensville VFW. He loved to play cards, go fishing, boating, camping and R.V traveling, sports and watch stock car racing. John had one child, a daughter, Karen Louise McLaughlin. He had one granddaughter, Kaitlyn Jane McLaughlin. She was the twinkle in his eyes. John moved back to Pennsylvania with his wife, daughter and granddaughter in August of 2006 and moved into Curwensville, PA. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Dolores, Catherine McCracken of Syracuse, NY., Barbara McLaughlin, Joan Ellen Walker of Clearfield, PA, two brothers, Gilbert McLaughlin of Clearfield, PA., and Logan McLaughlin of Syracuse, NY. His surviving relatives are a brother, George McLaughlin and wife Angie of Curwensville, PA., and a sister, Mary Ryan and her husband William of Curwensville, PA. He is also survived several nieces and nephews. The will be no public viewing per his request. Interment will be at Crown Crest Memorial Park in Hyde, PA. Arrangements are under the direction of Bennett and Houser Funeral Home, Inc. Memorial contributions can be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society. Online tributes can be made at or


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Mike O'Shea

July 1, 2018

To Dorothy, Karen and family,

I was sorry to hear of the passing of John. He worked for the O'Shea family at Trenton Mack Sales & Service Inc. for many years, before retiring. He was an honest, loyal, hard working mechanic who always did things the right way, he was truly an asset to our business. He was a great guy, R.I.P. Mickey..