Robert Joseph “Bob” McLaughlin, 91, of Woodsfield, Ohio passed away Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at his home.
He was born in Weston, West Virginia on July 11, 1928 a son of the late William T. and Lorena Droppelman McLaughlin.
He was a 1951 graduate of West Virginia University with a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He retired in 1989 as an engineer with P.P.G., Proctor, West Virginia. He was a U.S. Army veteran; a member of St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Woodsfield, Ohio; a member of American Shorthorn Cattlemen's Association, the Ohio Shorthorn Association and the Eastern Ohio Shorthorn Association; and a member of the Monroe County Jr. Fair Sale Committee where he served as treasurer for many years.
He enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren showing cattle.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Mary Clara Walter McLaughlin on August 9, 2014; two brothers, Michael and William McLaughlin; two sisters, Rose Anne Wilson and Mary Alice Boyd.
Surviving are four daughters, Mary Ann (Ken) Schriver of Albion, Nebraska, Joan (Mark) Swallow of Beallsville, Ohio, Clara (Gary) Pickrell of Denver, North Carolina, Sharon (Jim) Martin of Martinez, Georgia; four sons, Robert J. McLaughlin Jr. of Woodsfield, Ohio, Carl W. (Melissa) McLaughlin of Sunbury, Ohio, Patrick A. (Kathy) McLaughlin of Freeland, Michigan, Edward T. ( Mary Faye) McLaughlin of Woodsfield, Ohio; eighteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Abiding with the State of Ohio recommendations for social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, a private visitation will be held for family only at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 15, 2020 at St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Woodsfield, Ohio with Fr. Timothy Davison as the celebrant.
Burial will follow in the St. Sylvester Cemetery, Woodsfield, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Sylvester School, 119 Wayne Street, Woodsfield, Ohio.
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