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Dean Laughery

NEWARK: A Funeral Service for Dean Laughery of Newark will be held Monday July 30, 2012 at 10:00 AM at the Criss-Schoedinger Funeral Home. Interment will be in Newark Memorial Gardens with Pastor Tom Myers officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Licking County Veteran's Alliance.

Dean was born in Newark Ohio to the late Ora and Virgina (Wetzel) Laughery. He died Wednesday July 25, 2012 at his home. He was 79.

Dean is survived by his wife Anita; children Robin (Danny) Truman, Bruce (Lisa) Koonts, Sondi Shannon, Kalli Pechlin, Jayann (Rick) Faller, and Joylee (Shawn) Shough; twelve grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Dean served in the US Navy serving on the USS Albany during the Korean Conflict. He then became a firefighter for the City of Newark, where he began the Arson Investigation Team. He also worked as an arson investigator with State Farm Insurance. He was a member of the Third Day Word Church where his wife Anita is the Pastor. He enjoyed golfing, reading about our nation's history during the Civil War and Westward expansion, and listening to jazz. He golfed on championship teams from the Newark Fire Dept. and State Farm, and was a member of the NRA. He was very close to his Lord when walking in the woods with his dog Kati.

Friends may call Sunday from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home and one hour prior to service, or go to www.CrissSchoedinger to sign an online guestbook or share a special memory.

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Published in the Advocate on July 27, 2012
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