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Edward J. Laughner

November 11, 1946 ~ August 11, 2017 (age 70)


Edward J. Laughner, age 70, of Philipsburg, PA, formerly of Akron, OH, and in his younger years of the village of Mt. Chestnut, passed away August 11, 2017 after a long illness.

Born November 11, 1946 in Butler, he was the son of the late Jack V. and Helen Jerry Laughner.

He was Presbyterian by faith.

Ed was a 1964 graduate of Slippery Rock High School.  He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Youngstown University, and his Master Degrees from Ohio State University and Kent State University.  He was a faculty Emeritus of the University of Akron.

He is survived by his siblings Margaret (Larry) Martz of Port Matilda, PA and Richard (Esta Mae) Laughner of Butler; his niece Jamie (Nicholas) DeWitt and his nephew Jesse Laughner.

Cremation services were entrusted to the Edward L. Raisley Funeral Home, 387 Main Street, Prospect.

The family is planning a memorial service at a later date with interment in the Mt. Chestnut Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215.

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