Robert Thomas McLaughlin, 74, of Scranton died Sunday morning at Regional Hospital following an illness. His wife of 49 years is the former Lorraine E. Miller.
Born June 2, 1947, in Scranton, he was the son of the late Robert and Ethel (Wroe) McLaughlin. Robert was a United States Air Force veteran, serving from 1966 until 1970. Before his retirement, he was employed by Lockheed Martin as an electronic field engineer. Robert coached Little League baseball for several years and was a member of the Dickson City American Legion and the Moscow Lodge #504. He was responsible in part for the reorganization of Holy Rosary Troop #57 Boy Scout Troop. He was the scoutmaster for nine years.
Robert loved woodworking and spending time with his family. He will be dearly missed.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are his sons, Robert J. McLaughlin and wife, Cleide, of Madison Twp.; Joseph R. McLaughlin of Scranton and Ryan G. McLaughlin, and wife, Tanya, of Pittston; his sister, Linda Marx and husband, Frank, of Scranton; five grandchildren, Shawn, Sarah, Joseph, Maury and Emily McLaughlin; and two nephews, Matthew and Bill Marx.
Private services with military honors and Masonic funeral rites will be conducted at Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst Twp.
Memorial contributions may be made to Moscow Lodge number 504, 211 Green St., Moscow, PA 18444. Arrangements by Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Homes of Scranton and Moscow, Pa.
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