News Death Notice
LAUGHTER, Robert Cyrus "Cy" age 86, born on July 26, 1925, of Kettering passed away on Wednesday, September 7, 2011. Cy was a graduate of Oakwood High School, class of 1944, University of Dayton, class of 1946, and Sinclair Community College, class of 1948. He started working at Laughter Corporation in 1946 where he served as Vice-President from 1956-1960 and as President from 1960 until his retirement in 1990. Cy was the founder of Bogie Buster's Golf Tournament and his other professional memberships include the Board of Trustee's at Wright State University, OH Governor's Energy Commission, member of President Ford's Physical Fitness Committee, member of President Nixon's Physical Fitness Committee, member of the National Advisory Committee Small Business Administration, member of the American Battle Monuments Commission, Wendy's Board of Director's, Children's Hospital, Grandview Hospital, Dayton Country Club, Co-Chairman of Bob Hope's Xenia Tornado Fund, NFL Alumni Honorary Board, Federal Home Loan of Cincinnati, Huntington Bank, Department of Air Force Cost Management Advisory Board, Task Force on Women's Minorities, Handicapped in Science and Technology, and the Board of Trustees of Albion College. Cy was enlisted in the US Army-PFC 276 Infantry, Company K 70th Division in 1944. In January of 1945 he was wounded in France and in September of 1945 he was given a Medical Discharge. Preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Gertrude Laughter, daughter Lori Zelik, and brother John "Jack" Edwards. Cy is survived by his wife, Audrey Borkenhagen Laughter; children, David Laughter, and Gretchen McKnight; grandchildren, Carrie Mimnaugh, David and Brittany Laughter, Chris and Casey Zelik, Lyndsey Schneider, Kevin and Michael McKnight; and great-grandchildren, Meredith and Peter Mimnaugh, Clellon Tamme, Lauren Zelik, and Cyrus Laughter. The family will greet friends from 10:00-11:00am on Monday, September 12, 2011 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 901 E. Stroop Rd., Kettering. A funeral service will be following at 11:00am also at the church. Private burial. Gift's in Cy's memory may be made to either Good Shepherd Lutheran Church or to Paralyzed Veterans of America. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.routsong.com
Published by Dayton Daily News from Sep. 9 to Sep. 11, 2011.