Marlene M. (Ray) Laughlin, 68, of Atlantic, died Wednesday, December 18, 2019, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born September 16, 1951, in New Derry, PA, a daughter of the late Charles Ray, James C. “Lefty” Clawson and Geraldine “Bubby” (Kelly) Clawson. Marlene was a member of the Derry Ukrainian Club, and St. Joes Club in Latrobe, and the White House in Loyalhanna. She enjoyed spending time with her family members. Besides her parents Marlene was preceded in death by her son Donald A. Laughlin. Marlene is survived by her husband of 42 years Kenneth R. Laughlin of Atlantic; three sons Scott A. Laughlin of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Timothy E. Laughlin of Atlantic, and Kenneth T. Laughlin of Derry; six brothers and sisters Judy A. Demi and husband Sam of Latrobe, Charles “Butch” Ray and wife Maryann of Derry, Debbie Connor and husband Patrick of Atlantic, James C. “Skip” Clawson III and wife Dawn of Latrobe, Anthony A. “Tony” Clawson of New Derry, and Richard A. Clawson of Atlantic; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Family will receive friends for Marlene’s Life Celebration on Saturday December 21, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8PM in the Matthew X. Merlin Funeral Home, Inc. 529 N. Chestnut St. Derry 724-694-8331. A funeral service will be held for Marlene 1 PM Sunday December 22, 2019 at the funeral home with Rev. Thomas Kennedy officiating. Interment will be in the St. Martin Cemetery, New Derry. Online condolences may be made to www.merlinfuneralhome.com.
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