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Thomas A. McLaughlin

1931 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Thomas A. McLaughlin Obituary
Thomas A. McLaughlin
April 21, 1931 - June 9, 2014
Livermore, CA
Tom, 83, passed away at home in Livermore on June 9th. He was born and raised in Belfast Ireland. As a teen, he immigrated with his family to America. At the age of eighteen he was drafted into the Army, serving during the Korean conflict. He later graduated from CSU, Chico with a BS in Education. He furthered his education at UC Dublin, Ireland. Tom taught in Willits CA where he met and married Edith Tattersfield in August of 1963. He spend the next 30+ years as a Special Education teacher in San Leandro. He was an avid Bocce player. He was a great father and loving family man. During retirement, Tom served two terms on the Livermore School Board. He is survived by two children Deirdre Taylor (Livermore) and Noel McLaughlin (Dublin) and grandchildren Kevin, Katrina and Ella. He also leaves behind his sister May Ainger (Willows) and many nieces and nephews. Services will be held on Tues. June 17th, 2014, at noon, St. Michael's Church, Livermore. Donations can be made in Tom's name to the Lewy Body Assn. www.lbda.org
Published in East Bay Times on June 13, 2014
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