Lawrence H. McLaughlin

Birth Date: 
Sunday, February 10, 1929
Date of Passing: 
Friday, August 4, 2017

1929-2017 Larry McLaughlin, 88, of Wooster, passed away August 4, 2017 at his residence at Brookdale Senior Living in Wooster. He was born to Harold McLaughlin and Isabel (Collins) in Braintree, Massachusetts. Larry served in the Navy from 1946-1949. He married Beverly (Crocker) who passed away in 2003. They had five children. He worked for Willamette as a salesman. He and Beverly settled in Wooster and devoted their energy into family activities chiefly around their children’s athletic endeavors. Larry and Bev were part of the founding group of the Wooster Swim Team Freedlander Invitational Meet. Together they enjoyed their bridge club group with lifelong friends in Wooster. Larry had a love for the game of golf. He was a member of Wooster Country Club. He did achieve a Hole in-one there and was a club champion during his association. It was a big part of his life and he made many, many friends through the game of golf. Preceded in death by his wife Beverly (Crocker), and his brothers, Tom McLaughlin and Charles McLaughlin and his son-in-law, Rick Heuchling. He is survived by his children, Kathy Heuchling, Linda (John) Snyder, David (Amy) McLaughlin, Steve (Kelly Hanson) McLaughlin, Patrice (Jeff) Smith. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Doug Heuchling, Scott  (Ashley) Heuchling, Barb Heuchling, Barth (Melissa) Snyder, Travis (Yael) Snyder, Megan (Matt) Saurer, Elysia McLaughlin, John (Tori) McLaughlin, Jennifer (Gary) Warden, Lauren (Chad) Mingay, Katie (Andy) Mingay, Dylan Hanson, Brian Dawe, Kevin Dawe, Season (Brian) Cheeseman, Jordan Smith. There are also 11 great grandchildren surviving. Larry had a sparkling personality. He was well loved and cared for by the staff at Brookdale and he found friends wherever he went. He will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held at McIntire, Bradham and Sleek Funeral Home 216 E. Larwill St. Wooster, Ohio 44691 at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 with Father Stephen Moran officiating.  Following the service there will be a gathering to celebrate his life at the Spoon Market. The Internment will be at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery on August 15. Memorial Contributions may be made to LifeCare Hospice 1900 Akron Rd. Wooster, Ohio 44691.  Online condolences may be posted to www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com

 Along with family and golf, Larry had a love of all things Irish. A favorite poem of his is the Irish Blessing which starts: “May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back.”

Memorial Contributions: 

LifeCare Hospice 1900 Akron Rd. Wooster, Ohio 44691

Visitation: 

There will be no calling hours

Service: 

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017 at the funeral home.

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So sorry for the loss of Uncle Lawrence God Bless Lasting memory watching him hitting practice balls around home Bradley Rd Love golf myself now

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I truly enjoyed getting to know Larry and be a part of his life during his years at West view. He was a great man whom will be missed.

Please accept our sincere condolences for your whole family. Matt and I used to bring Larry Communion when he was at West View, and he was always so nice! We would also say Hi to Larry at Brookdale when visiting my Dad. He was always so friendly and upbeat! Our prayers are with the family.

Sorry for the loss of your father. Our thoughts are with you in this trying time.

You will always be fondly remembered and missed by all of us.

YOU WILL BE FONDLY REMEMBERED AND MISSED BY ALL OF US.

I share in your sadness in this news. You Dad was a wonderful man, I shared many laughs with him. I'm sad that I won't be able to attend the service... please know that I am with you though not there. My heart breaks for you! But as your folks and my folks would say carry on and do good! Bring joy to others and share your gifts! Your folks helped make good people out of all the Ashwood, Ridgecrest, Crestridge kids & all the others they came in contact with! God Bless your Dad and I'm sure he's glad to see your Mom!

Love you all,
Donna

I share in your sadness in this news. You Dad was a wonderful man, I shared many laughs with him. I'm sad that I won't be able to attend the service... please know that I am with you though not there. My heart breaks for you! But as your folks and my folks would say carry on and do good! Bring joy to others and share your gifts! Your folks helped make good people out of all the Ashwood, Ridgecrest, Crestridge kids & all the others they came in contact with! God Bless your Dad and I'm sure he's glad to see your Mom!

Love you all,
Donna

I share in your sadness in this news. You Dad was a wonderful man, I shared many laughs with him. I'm sad that I won't be able to attend the service... please know that I am with you though not there. My heart breaks for you! But as your folks and my folks would say carry on and do good! Bring joy to others and share your gifts! Your folks helped make good people out of all the Ashwood, Ridgecrest, Crestridge kids & all the others they came in contact with! God Bless your Dad and I'm sure he's glad to see your Mom!

Love you all,
Donna

So very sorry to hear of your dad's passing. He was a great guy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

We are sorry to hear of Larry's passing. Our sympathy goes out to all of Larry's 5 children and families.
I first got to know Larry and Bev nearly 50 years ago, when he was instrumental in the formation of the Summer swim team. Kathy, Linda, David, Steven and Patrice all participated in the Summer competitive swim program. Larry was one of the kindest people that I have ever known. He always had a smile. He was always interested in others. Larry was friendly to everyone he knew. I will miss Larry.
Chuck Malta and Kathy

Mr McLaughlin thank you for your service to our country. God bless his family.

I'm so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.

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