Carol McLaughlin, 68, of Hickory Township, Forest County, PA, died Sunday morning, October 13, 2013 at her home after an extended illness. She was born in Kane, PA, June 26, 1945, a daughter of the late Samuel and Alice Haight Gerarge and had lived in the Tionesta area since 1967. She was a member of Saint Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church of Tionesta, Pequignot/ Yeager VFW Post 8803 Auxillary of Tidioute and a Gold Star Mother.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Lt. Col. Michael E. McLaughlin, a brother Samuel Gerarge, two step sisters; Gertrude Fox and Bertha Duke and a step brother Gerald Holmes.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Daniel P. McLaughlin, a daughter Rebecca (McLaughlin) Laubach and her husband Russell Laubach of Mars, PA, a daughter in law Tamera (Fedele) McLaughlin of Mercer, PA and a son Christopher and his wife Melanie McLaughlin of Tidioute, PA. She is also survived by five Grand Daughters Ericha & Erin McLaughlin, Morgan (Laubach) Meese and her husband Maximilian Meese, Paige Laubach and Chloe McLaughlin and one grandson Daniel McLaughlin. In addition she is survived by a step sister, Hazel Beane in Tennessee.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Saint Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church, Tionesta, PA on 9 November 2013 at 11:00am.