William J. Laughlin Sr.
06/08/1950 - 06/18/2017

William J. Laughlin, Sr., 67, of McSherrystown, entered into God’s eternal care on Sunday, June 18, 2017, at the York Hospital. He was the husband of Sheila (Conway) Laughlin to whom he was married 42 years.  Born June 8, 1950 in Ashland, he was the son of the late John and Eileen (Schlegel) Laughlin.  Bill was a retired funeral director from Eberly Funeral Home, Dallastown. After retirement Bill enjoyed working part time at Giant and Gene Latta Ford in Hanover. He was a graduate of Lourdes Catholic High School, Shamokin, St. Mary’s College, St. Mary’s, KY and Pittsburgh School of Mortuary Science.   He was a member of Sacred Heart Basilica, Hanover and the McSherrystown Knights of Columbus. Bill loved spending time with his children and grandchildren and enjoyed traveling, gardening, calling BINGO and was an avid Notre Dame fan.  Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons; William Laughlin and his wife Erin of Hanover, Brian Laughlin of Dover and Timothy Laughlin and his wife Rynnel of Dumfries, VA, three grandchildren; Lucy, Eli and Parker Laughlin and two siblings Sandra McAndrew and Jack Laughlin both of Mt. Carmel. He was preceded in death by a brother Michael Laughlin.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Friday, June 23, 2017 at Sacred Heart Basilica, Hanover with Rev. Joseph R. Howard as celebrant. Burial will be private in the parish cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. with prayers at 8 p.m. and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Avenue, McSherrystown.  Contributions in memory of Bill may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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