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James R. Laughner

March 28, 1936 ~ February 15, 2018 (age 81)


James R. Laughner, 81, of Ridgway, died on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a brief illness.

He was born on March 28, 1936, in Ridgway, a son of the late Floyd "Bill" and Beatrice Olson Laughner.

Jim was a graduate of Ridgway High School, class of 1954 and was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church.  He retired from Allegheny Power and was an avid member of the Ridgway Rifle Club and the NRA.

He is survived by a daughter, Michelle Holsopple of Ridgway, a son, James (Linda) Laughner of Lebanon, PA, by six grandchildren, Christina, Daniel, Leanne and Alan Laughner, and Aaron and Emily Holsopple, as well as by seven great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by two sisters, Patricia (James) Wagoner of Kentucky, Beatrice Dworkin of New York, and by a brother, Bruce (Cheryl) Laughner of Warren, PA.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Marilyn Silvers.

Funeral and Committal Services for James R. Laughner are being held privately and at the convenience of the family.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Ridgway Rifle Club, Grant Road, Ridgway, PA 15853.

Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys, is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be made to the family at

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