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Sandra E. Laughlin

1943 - 2018
Sandra E. Laughlin Obituary
Sandra Elaine Laughlin, 74, of Murrysville, formerly of Latrobe, passed away peacefully Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, at home, with her beloved family by her side. She was born Dec. 9, 1943, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Roland Edward and Florence Rose (Lauer) Laughlin. Prior to retiring, Sandra was employed for 38 years as a math teacher at the Penn-Trafford High School. She served as president of the Penn-Trafford Education Association and the Westmoreland County Education Association. Sandra was loved by everyone and will be fondly remembered by many for her warmth and willingness to help anyone. Her family and friends were very important to her, as was the time she spent with them. She enjoyed traveling, bicycling and was a member of "The Domino Divas." In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Ted Plucinski. Sandra will be dearly missed by her loving sister, Pat Plucinski, of Murrysville; nephew, James Plucinski (Lesley); nieces, Susan Rupert (Eddie) and Lisa Wissinger (Kevin); great-nieces and great-nephews, Madison Plucinski, Logan Rupert, Owen Wissinger and Dylan Wissinger; and many special friends, including best friend, Deborah Leighty.
Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the VAIA FUNERAL HOME INC., 463 Athena Drive, Delmont, 724-468-1177. A funeral liturgy outside of Mass for Sandra will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. John Baptist de la Salle Catholic Church, 497 Athena Drive, Delmont. Everyone please go directly to the church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Sandra's memory may be made to , 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205, or Action for Animals Humane Society, PO Box 814, Latrobe, PA 15650. Please write "Sandra Laughlin" on check memo line. To send online expressions of sympathy, obtain grief support information or directions, please visit www.VaiaFuneralHome.com.
Published in Murrysville Star from Jan. 16 to Jan. 18, 2018
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