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Robert D. "Block" McLaughlin

May 28, 1938 ~ January 28, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Robert D. "Block" McLaughlin Obituary

Robert D. “Block” McLaughlin, 85 of Sandusky passed away early Sunday morning, January 28, 2024, at Firelands Regional Medical Center Main Campus, Sandusky.

Born on May 28, 1938, in Lakewood OH, the son of Henry Joseph and Mildred (Hiss) McLaughlin .  He was a 1956 graduate of St. Mary’s High School and had attended Baldwin Wallace College.  Prior to college he served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corp. from 1956-1958. Bob served an apprenticeship in sheet metal fabrication and worked for nearly 30 years at Ahner Sheet Metal before retiring in 1987.

He was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church, the Holy Name Society, Saint Vincent DePaul Society, the Knights of Columbus Council # 546, the American Legion Post # 83 and the A.M.V.E.T.S. Post # 17.  He also enjoyed participating in local team dartball and golf leagues. Most of all he favored activities with his wife Rita; attending daily Mass, baking/cooking, hosting family events and providing small services to those in his local neighborhood..

Bob is survived by his wife of 63 years, Rita M. (Palmison) McLaughlin whom he married on May 7, 1960; his family Michael (Kristin) McLaughlin of Huron, Karen (Kevin) Quinn of Aurora, IN, Jon (Michele) McLaughlin of Sunbury, OH and Steven (Vicki) McLaughlin of Delaware, OH; his 6 grandchildren Eric McLaughlin, Erin (Jason) Caldwell, Kerri (Kent) Cochran, Kelly Quinn, Abby and Brooke McLaughlin and great-grandson Connor Caldwell. Also surviving is brother-in-law Clarence Scheid, nieces Diane (Roger) Andrews; Lynn Devereaux and nephew Jimmy Scheid.

He was proceeded in death by his parents; his brother Harry McLaughlin; sister-in-law Bertha Scheid and brother-in-law Charles Palmison.

Visitation will be held on Sunday February 4th, 2024 from 2:00-5:00pm at the David F. Koch Funeral and Cremation Services, 520 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky OH. Prayers will be recited Monday February 5th, 2024 at 9:30am at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 428 Tiffin Ave, Sandusky, Father Zach Brown officiating.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Sandusky, OH.  Military honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post # 83 and the V. F. W. Post # 2529.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Holy Angels St. Vincent DePaul Society, 428 Tiffin Ave, Sandusky, OH 44870 or Back to Wild, 4504 Bardshar Rd, Castalia, OH 44824.

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February 4, 2024

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
David F. Koch Funeral & Cremation Services
520 Columbus Avenue
Sandusky, OH 44870

Mass of Christian Burial
February 5, 2024

10:00 AM
Holy Angels Catholic Church
428 Tiffin Avenue
Sandusky, Ohio 44870


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