Todd Andrew McLaughlin
February 14, 1963 – September 25, 2020
Todd Andrew McLaughlin age 57 of Coral Springs, FL passed away on September 25th, 2020. Todd was born in Indianapolis on February 14th, 1963, the youngest of 2 children. Todd grew up in Beech Grove, Indiana, graduated from Beech Grove High School, and graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering on the Dean’s list.
Growing up, Todd was passionate about baseball, basketball, and race cars which continued throughout his life. Indy car racing, especially the Indy 500, was front and center. He was very passionate about every aspect of Indy racing. He, along with his wife, would attend as many races as they could around the country. Todd was instrumental in bringing the same passion for racing to his wife, Sherry’s children.
One of his big accomplishments was taking out a loan for Aaron so he could attend the Florida Culinary Institute. This was not only a great accomplishment for Aaron but it was clear Todd took pride in it as well.
Sherry recently passed away and at her funeral service, Todd expressed to Sherry's siblings and children that he proudly considered himself part of the family.
He is survived by his loving family including his brother Scott McLaughlin, wife Ellen and their children Ryan McLaughlin and Alix Gadbois, nee Mclaughlin, children Bryan Bender and his wife Cynthia, Barb Bender Gess, and Aaron Bender, as well as his wife's family including her sister Pam Matsinger-Daniels, and brothers Danny Mullins and Mike Mullins. His grandchildren Cody, Dakota, Austin, and Layla. His great-grandchildren Paislee and Paytyn. While Todd had no children of his own, he called Bryan, Barb, and Aaron his children whenever referring to Sherry’s.
Todd was preceded in death by his soulmate and wife Sherrell Lynn McLaughlin, his mother Geraldine McLaughlin, and father Henry McLaughlin and Sherry’s son Michael Roy Bender.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to The Oral Cancer Foundation.
- The Oral Cancer Foundation