Sean Anthony Laughlin
1994 - 2018
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Our beloved, Sean Anthony Laughlin, died January 29, 2018 as the result of an overdose. He was 23 years old. Because Sean and his family want to help others, they share his story. Sean was born in Philadelphia, PA on March 10, 1994. He attended Springfield High School and he also graduated in June of 2017 from The District 1199c Training Program with a certification in the pre-apprentice behavioral health program. Most recently, he was working on becoming a Direct Care Professional at JEVS Human Services. Sean was passionate about being of service to others and was looking forward to helping those with intellectual disabilities have a better quality of life. Sean enjoyed listening to and playing music, and he taught himself how to play the guitar. A fan of the Blues, he loved jamming out with his friends and recorded music under the name of Grandfather Moses. Sean played various sports throughout his life, and he especially enjoyed football, basketball and baseball. He will always be remembered for his ability to light up a room with his infectious smile, compassion, and his unapologetic authenticity, love to everyone, which radiated back to the lives he touched. If you have a loved one struggling with addiction, there are resources that can help. Local resources include Nar-Anon Family Groups. He is survived by his beloved parents, Charles and Donna Laughlin and devoted sister, Brigit Laughlin. His Visitation will be Tuesday, February 6th at 9:30am in St. Francis of Assisi Church, 136 Saxer Ave, Springfield, PA 19064 followed by his Funeral Mass at 11:00am. Interment will be private.

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Published in The Daily Times from Feb. 2 to Feb. 4, 2018.
09:30 - 11:00 AM
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April 2, 2018
I miss you so much Sean and I will always love you, I promise.
February 6, 2018
We're so sorry for your loss. Sean was full of life and always smiling. Rest in Peace Sean.

The Kennedy Family
February 6, 2018
You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
February 6, 2018
Rest peacefully, Sean.

-a former teacher
February 6, 2018
We are very sorry for your loss. We are keeping you close in thoughts and prayers. John and Kathy Himes
February 6, 2018
I cannot express how very sorry I am , for your tragic loss. I didn't have to honor of knowing Sean, but knew of him, and knew Chalie, a great guy. I will not be able to make the services, but will keep you all in my thoughts & prayers . May God bless & strengthen you.
Theresa Fox
February 5, 2018
Thank you for your honesty in sharing how your son died, but also celebrating all the things he accomplished and loved. I am truly sorry you had to be another family affected by this horrible epidemic.
Diane Daley
February 5, 2018
Chuck, Donna and Brigit, we are so very sorry for your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jake, Darlene and the Keenan Family
February 5, 2018
my sincere expression of sorrow for your loss. as one who has known your experience, I commend you for sharing sean's story. it is only by opening the door, that the light will be shown. you'll be in my prayers. sean is at peace.
sue ferris
February 4, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I had the words to heal your hearts and ease your suffering. May the fond memories you have of Sean live on and offer some comfort.
You are such a beautiful family and we have always appreciated the warmness you have shown us over the years......
RIP Sean
Therese Brady
February 4, 2018
Chuck and Donna, we are so very sorry to hear of this tradgidy. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Tom and Lauri Bartholomew
February 4, 2018
Donna, Chuck and Brigit I am so sorry for your loss of Sean. Lots of memories of Sean at SFA. There truly are no words. Thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family and his friends. ❤ Klein Family.
Patti Klein
February 4, 2018
I did not know this young man, but having lost both of my children to this deadly scourge, I offer my condolences to you, the surviving family and friends, and prayers for Sean's soul. May he find peace. My heart breaks for you, and for all those caught up in this nightmare. I hope your inspiring obituary will guide someone to recovery.
Devastated Mom
February 4, 2018
We so sorry for your loss. Sean was a warm and loving young man.
The Ganley Family
February 4, 2018
what a tremendous loss to our community. I will never forget what a kind soul sean was. throughout high school he really helped me through so much and after high school we really only talked here and there, even so.. sean brought me in with a big hug each time. I am so saddened by this loss as i'm sure so many others are as well. sending so much love and condolence to sean's family and other friends.
February 4, 2018
Did not know your son my prayers are with you.
February 4, 2018
Chuck, Donna and Brigit, You are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss.
Kelli Messa
February 3, 2018
Mr and Mrs Laughlin and family, I'm so sorry for your loss of such a nice young man. Although I didn't know him, I'd like to thank you for sharing your sons struggle with addiction with us. There are a lot of us that have been through it also. It can touch any family at any time. My God bless him through his next journey. And may God bless your family. Michael and MaryAnn Kelly. Springfield Pa.
February 3, 2018
There are no words...praying for peace for all.
Carolyn Reilly
February 3, 2018
My heart breaks for you all. Sean's parents are so brave to speak out about this terrible epidemic that is taking our children.
God Bless you and God Bless Sean.
February 3, 2018
Always passionate about helping others and making them happy. Your personality was truly one of a kind. Vvery day, I'll try to be a bit more like you. May you rest peacefully my friend - until we meet again.
February 3, 2018
Sean, you lit up the room with your smile and laughter. You're a beautiful soul and I hope you are in peace. Prayers to your family through this hard time ❤
February 3, 2018
Donna,Charlie and Brigit,Bob and I are so sorry.Honestly I don't have the words to express how sorry I am..No Words.I love you
Ellen Hunsberger
February 3, 2018
Rest in God's heavenly peace Sean!

Michael Strolli & Family
Jennifer Strolli-Tecco
February 3, 2018
I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. There are no words. He was an amazing young man. You all are in my prayers.
Rose Ondo
February 3, 2018
Chuck, Donna, and Brigit

There are no words to express how deeply sorry we are for this tremendous loss. Thank you for sharing Sean's story; it's an important one to share and it may help others. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! We will always remember Sean's bright and genuine smile. He is forever young and smiling down on all of you.

Our deepest condolences,
Kevin & Niki Rechner
February 2, 2018
What a beautiful obituary about your son,I am in recovery and I am saddened by your lose. Be joyful in the lives that he touched during his short time here ,he sounded like a great guy.there but for the grace of God go I.
February 2, 2018
I am so very deeply sorry. May the Four Winds carry Sean safely home. Prayers for Peace and strength.
Chris Della Vecchia
February 2, 2018
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