Joseph Anthony McLaughlin (Joe) of Columbus, New Jersey died surrounded by family on Friday, November 27, 2015 at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro.
Joe was born on April 14, 1932 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Stella Cunning and Francis McLaughlin of Drexel Hill, PA. Joe graduated from St. Joseph's Preparatory in Philadelphia, PA and from Villanova University.
A long time Princeton Junction, NJ resident Joe lived there from 1967 till he relocated to Columbus NJ in 2001. Joe worked for RCA in Cherry Hill, NJ and then the Hertz Corporation, NY, NY from 1967 till he retired in 1987.
Joe was preceded in death by his wife Jacqueline, his parents, and his brothers Francis (Fran) and Gerald (Jerry). Survivors include his brother Jack McLaughlin of Media PA; his children, Joseph McLaughlin of Princeton, NJ; Michael McLaughlin and wife Terri of Greenville, NC; Susan McLaughlin and husband Michael Furman of Brooklyn, NY; Patricia McLaughlin of Princeton Junction, NJ; Richard McLaughlin and wife Jackie of Essex Fells, NJ and Jacqueline McLaughlin and husband Roel Funke of Brisbane, CA, and his twelve grandchildren.
Anyone who knew Joe will remember him for his gregarious personality and fun loving manner. He loved his family, friends, Beach Haven, NJ, Stuart, FL, and college hoops especially 'Nova ball.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 11:00 AM at St. David the King Church, 1 New Village Road West, Princeton Junction, New Jersey.
Arrangements are under the direction of The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, Princeton.