Age 81, of Bear, DE, passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at Christiana Hospital.
Born in Wilmington, John was the son of the late Helen (Pancoast) and John P. McLaughlin, Sr. He served his country proudly during the Korean War
. He worked as a Magistrate for the Delaware State Court for 36 years before his retirement. Previously he worked for Family Court as head probation officer for Kent and Sussex Counties. He also worked at Brandywine Racetrack for more than 30 years.
He will be dearly missed by his wife, Geraldine A. (Cunningham) McLaughlin; his daughters, Denise McCabe of Bear, Debbie Pro and her husband Joe of Bear, and Susan Weaver and her husband, Dave of Middletown; his sons, Gordon "Mac" McLaughlin and his wife Ann Valee McLaughlin of Chadds Ford and Steve McLaughlin of Claymont; and the love of his life, 11 grandchildren.
Friends and family are invited to visitation on Monday, March 4th between 10:30 and 11:30 AM at Mealey Funeral Home, 2509 Limestone Road, Wilmington, where funeral services will begin at 11:30 AM. Interment will follow at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Compassionate Care Hospice, 702B Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19805.