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Kenneth R. Laughlin
March 6, 1949 ~ April 15, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old
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Kenneth R. Laughlin, 74, of Atlantic, died Saturday, April 15, 2023, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born March 6, 1949, in Latrobe, a son of the late Homer Clifford and Rosemary Ann (Marron) Laughlin. Prior to retirement Kenny was a Foreman at Penn Line and a self-employed farmer. He was a member of the Derry Unity Baseball Team in the 70’s and 80’s, Latrobe Derry Old Timers Baseball League, Derry Rod and Gun Club, Derry Ukrainian Club, FJ Bow and Gun Club, New Derry Sportsman, and the White House in Loyalhanna. Kenny enjoyed hunting, machine bowling, and pool. Besides his parents Kenny was preceded in death by his wife Marlene M. (Ray) Laughlin in 2019 and his son Donald A. Laughlin. Kenny is survived by his three sons Scott A. Laughlin of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Timothy E. Laughlin of Atlantic, and Kenneth “Todd” Laughlin of Derry; eight brothers and sisters Henry Laughlin and wife Veronica of Huber Heights, OH, Richard Laughlin and wife Peggy New Alexandria, Kathleen Debnar of Chandler, AZ, Clifford Laughlin and wife Sue of Blairsville, Theresa Laughlin of Berwyn Heights, MD, Margaret Ostach and husband William of Blairsville, Mary Rectenwald and husband Martin of New Alexandria, and Patrick Laughlin and wife Sue of Derry ; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Family will receive friends for Kenny’s Life Celebration on Thursday, April 20, 2023 from 1-4 and 6-9PM in the Matthew X. Merlin Funeral Home, Inc. 529 N. Chestnut St. Derry 724-694-8331. A funeral service will be held for Kenny 2 PM Friday, April 21, 2023 in the funeral home with Pastor Matthew Gross officiating. Interment will be in the St. Martin Cemetery, New Derry. The family is having a funeral luncheon following the funeral at the Derry Ukrainian Club from 3-6PM. The family would like to give special thanks to the caregivers that helped Kenny through his sickness. Online condolences may be made to www.merlinfuneralhome.com.