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Accidentally on Saturday, January 14, 2012, Michael, age 61, of Baden, formerly of Lawrenceville. Loving husband of Sandra Renee Laughlin; father of Bernadette Dwyer, Michelle Sorensen, Matthew and Lea Laughlin; stepfather of Jeanetta Guffey; also survived by 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; son of Dolores and the late William J. Laughlin; brother of Billy (the late Angela) Laughlin, Christine (Tom) Jablonski, Tony (Lorraine) Laughlin, Donna (Michael) Armenti, David (Judith Ann) Laughlin, Dolores "Lovey" (Tom) Pirano, Carmine (Patricia) Laughlin; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Michael was a proud retiree of the US Army after 20 years of service and is currently employed with OSHA; also he was a friend of Bill W. for over 16 years. Friends received at the JOHN F. MURRAY FUNERAL HOME, INC., Butler at 52nd St., Lawrenceville. Mass of Christian Burial, St. Matthew Parish, in St. Kieran Church, Wednesday 11 a.m. Visitation Tuesday 12-8 p.m.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Jan. 17, 2012.
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August 4, 2012
I look at the picture I have uof us everyday, I can't express enough, how much I miss you. It wasn't fair. I love you and when thing's are at there hardest which they have been with family is the time I need you so much. I would of done thing's differently if i would of known. I take so many thing's you have taught me and instill it with my children. I love and miss you and I know you look down on a daily basis, you keep me strong!
July 20, 2012
Bush My Bro I miss calling you every day and laughing about the silly things in life. and the what we were gonna do about changing things for the better.and all the shoulda, coulda, woulda, we done.I love you and miss you so much. you were the best brother in the world. may god give us the strength to overcome this devistation of your life ending here on earth. with love your sister Mern
Donna laughlin Armenti
February 29, 2012
My Loving Son
The oldest of my eight children you were.
You made me so proud you served your country for 20yrs and the rest of your life you devoted yourself to taking care of the people that needed you in there lives. made me so proud as a mother words can only say i only ask god why?why you? God has his plans and you my son were his chosen .my heart hurts knowing you have left us.but I know you are in a better place and now i have you as our angel and as i see what a beautiful angel you will always be and i will see you again you could not have made a mother more proud than you made me in this life i will love you forever i will hold your heart forever in my heart i love you michael
with love
your mother
Dolores Laughlin
February 26, 2012
As time goes by there is not a time I don't think about you''' there are good things about you that I miss''you are always in my mind I do have my moments I hope you are in a better place watching over us"" until we meet again"" I love you Mike"""
your brother Tony
February 25, 2012
dear uncle mike
as the days go by we miss you more and more you were an amazing person and touched all of our hearts in a diffrent way growing up spending weekends at your house or vacation will be memories ill keep for the rest of my life theres not a day that goes by we dont think of you i keep your picture on my mirror to remind me every day what an amazing uncle i had and what an amazing angel this family now has i love you uncle mike and miss you so much i hope your enjoying heavin up there.
kayla armenti
February 14, 2012
To my daddy, i wish I would of had more time, there was so much I wanted you to know. Most of all how much I love you! I think after all these year's with us you did know. i miss you so much each and everyday. i never gave up on us, thing's just went different direction's. You would love those girl's and I will keep them knowing who you were. I will make sure I keep my promise! Love and miss you so much.
michelle laughlin Sorensen
February 12, 2012
Anthony Laughlin
February 10, 2012
I can't begin to tell u how much I miss u and our family will never be the same without you. There will always be the empty feeling knowing you are not with us physically but I will always feel your presence because it meant so much to be with family to you as it does us. I will never forget the day we shared just the two of us on that bench outside your work just chatting away about everything and you calling me that night to say what a great time we had it meant so much to me and it was such a beautiful day out as well. I will carry that day with me always. You will forever be in our hearts and always will be missed until we all meet again. Say hi to everyone up there for us and I will always remember the memories we shared throughout our lives. You were such a good big brother and no one will be able to replace you. I love and will forever miss you
Your Sister Christine(Witchy)
Christina Jablonski
February 10, 2012
I think this is the hardest thing to write as your sister. Yes we were the oldest you as my oldest brother and me being the oldest girl we both had our ways but we always had each others heart. We both felt we were in charge but really u were the one that was. I am so lost without u for advice and being able to talk to when I needed advice or just to talk and know it was always between us. I remember sitting with u out on the benches of your work and having such a beautiful day talking about everything in general from children to our Mom and u calling me and telling me how wonderful it was to get together that day. It will stay in my heart and all the memories we have shared througout our lifetime. I will always miss u but I know u r in a better place meeting up with all your Army friends u lost and our Dad say hello to him for us. I will never forget all the good times we shared I will always keep a candle burning in your memory. Love your sister Christine (Witchy)
Christina Jablonski
February 10, 2012
Bush my great friend i will miss you and your smile and all your inspirational talks i became so close to you over all the years me you and your sister always had the best of the best times always you will forever be in my heart we will meet again some day
until then your good friend joann
joann McCormick
January 31, 2012
mike my (Bro) i truly want to say how much i miss you and i know you are in a better place and at peace you truly were a good hearted guy with a very big heart and wise mind you truly lived a life of fullfilling dreams and you always was making a difference in this world and as your sister and best friend i will do my best to carry on as you did being positive and staying strong and always holding on to the last verbal inspirational thoughts you gave me and theres nothing in this world that you won't accomplish if you always keep the strength in your mind and the secret to that is always being positive in everything you do!! i love you. <3Bush<3~ your lil sis ~<3Mern<3 until we meet again:)
Donna Laughlin-Armenti
January 23, 2012
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Anthony Laughlin
January 22, 2012
God gave me the best when he gave me you as a brother as life went on you taught me so much as a big brother you were always there for all of us each and every one you come in contact with you made a difference in there life you made us proud you will always be a legend in my heart i will forever hold the wonderful memories you left me within my heart and mind love you
your lil bro
carmine (nooch)
January 21, 2012
My dearest brother Bush my(Bro)you will forever be in my Heart you have touched so many lives made a difference to the weak gave them strength you took the negative and turned it positive to every one that needed you.you truly were my hero my brother my best Friend you made our family proud. may you rest in peace. love your sister Donna
Donna Laughlin Armenti
January 19, 2012
Sandy and family, My deepest sympathy at the tragic loss of your loved one. You are in my prayers.
Lovingly, Carolyn Jeannette
Carolyn Jeannette
January 18, 2012
Mike served his country twice. The first time his duty was to fight for his country, the second time, he fought to save lives. I assure you there are workers walking around alive and well today who wouldn't be if not for Mike. I was proud to work with Mike for many years and to call him a friend. He helped many people, at work and in his personal life. It is ironic that someone who worked so hard to prevent accidents would ultimately be claimed by one. He was taken much too young, but his life was full and he left nothing on the table. Godspeed to our brother.
Ed Selker
January 18, 2012
Death is an impossibility that
suddenly becomes a realty.
We will all miss Michael J.
With all my sympathy,
Frank Meredith
(Cran. Twp.)
January 17, 2012
Mike, I will truely miss you. You were the rock of our family and also did what you could to make other peoples lives alot easier with your generosity and just your smile. Not to mention serving in the military because you truely believed in keeping us safe on our home shores. I wiil miss you and until we meet again. I love you.
Your Sister
Christina Jablonski
January 17, 2012
Thanks to Michael for all the work and effort he gave to our fellowship and our district. He will be missed. Michael has left a legacy of service that he modeled to others. Our prayers go out to Sandy and all of Michael's family and friends for his tragic loss.
Susan Kent
January 17, 2012
To the wonderful family of Michael J, Wishing you the comfort of precious memories to relieve your sadness. With Deepest Sympathy
Andy Halliday
January 17, 2012
Gonna miss you Michael, We always worked well together for the good of the fellowship. Your trudge on the road of Happy Destiny is over. Well done Good and Trusted servant. Rest in Peace
Charlie Adomaitis
January 17, 2012
Our Prayers and Thoughts are with Mikes Family , I used to cut Mikes hair a few years ago when I worked at Calcara's Barber Shop on Freedom Road .. Lukes and his Dad visisted me on Monday at my new Barber Shop in Blawnox , Mike and I always got along because I am a Retiree from the USMC .. Mike was always good to me and others , and he will be missed by alot of Us Veterans .. Thanks for being MY FRIEND MIke ! God Bless Your Family !! Richard Aten Jr USMC Rt ,
Richard Aten
January 17, 2012
We will miss you.Prayers going out to the family at this time of your loss.
Larry+Jill McDonald
January 17, 2012
I'll miss you at the forest, my friend. Thank you for the fellowship. Blessings upon your family throughout this difficult time.
Shelly Hart
January 17, 2012
Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of Michael. He was such a good man, and such a good friend of Bill W. I pray that God gives you the strength to get through this sad, sad time in all of your lives.
Peace be with you.
Patricia Joseph
January 17, 2012
Sandy, Lea, Jen and all of Michael's family, we are so very sorry for your loss. Please remember you are always in our thoughts and prayers!
Love you always, Diana and Harevy
Diana McGurer
January 17, 2012
I met Michael a little over five years ago, he welcomed me and showed me what it means to be of service to others. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, his memory will live on in my heart as I try to live the beautiful lessons he has taught me. Thank you Michael J
January 17, 2012
My condolances to the family, Micheal, thanks for the service in Viet Nam and in the rooms of Bill w. You have shared and helped me in many ways over the years. You will be missed. Your Friend, Ed Haser a veteran and a friend of Bill
January 17, 2012
To the Laughlin Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Michael loved
Lea dearly and he will be missed.
Herm and Nancy Clauto (Lea's grandparents)
Herm & Nancy Clauto
January 17, 2012
Michael will be dearly missed. May we help and guide others as much as he did. All our sincere condolences for the entire Laughlin family.
Jocelyne Albrecht Lou Devos
January 17, 2012
I will miss the Fall weinie roast. I met a lot of good people there. How wonderful that he and his wife opened up their home to (new) friends every year. His fellowship will be missed by many. My sincere condolences to his family and every one his life touched.
- Dorothy L. Clear, Conway PA
January 17, 2012
Our deepest sympathy.
Kristy Cox & Steve Smith
January 17, 2012
In loving memory of a wonderful friend. We will love you and miss you always.
God Bless You.

Jerry & Barb
Jerry Wargo
January 17, 2012
Lea- we are so sorry for your loss- you are in our thoughts and prayers. Lori and Gabrielle Sciulli
January 17, 2012
Sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Chrysa (Clauto) and Lee Wyland and family
Chrysa Wyland
January 17, 2012
To the family. I am sorry for your loss. I feel for all of you, and you are in my prayers.
jim link
January 17, 2012
To the Laughlin Family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Vince & Dory Soss (Folsom, Pa.)
January 17, 2012
Michael, you will be dearly missed. You have helped countless people in need of guidance and support and you always spoke your mind. May we all follow your example of selflessness and dedication. All our sincere and deep condolences to the entire Laughlin family. Jocelyne and Lou.
Jocelyne Albrecht Lou Devos
January 17, 2012
Sandy so sorry for your loss. Prayers being sent to guide you through this difficult time.
Rhonda Fuldauer
January 17, 2012
I am very sorry for your loss. I will keep you both in my prayers.
Robert Clauto
January 17, 2012
May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back, May the sun shine warm upon your face. May the rains find soft upon your fields and until we meet again, May the Lord hold you in the palm of his hand.

Love you!
Janel Bronowicz (Laughlin)
January 17, 2012
Rest in peace my brother. David
David Leggett
January 17, 2012
you will be missed
steve cuddy
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