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Alma J. McLaughlin, 84

January 5, 2012

Alma J. McLaughlin, 84, a lifelong resident of Punxsutawney, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, at UPMC-Hamot in Erie.

She was born Dec. 25, 1927, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Paul and Marie (Mahan) Melchick.

She was married to William McLaughlin, who preceded her in death in 1999.

Mrs. McLaughlin was a seamstress at Pramco in Punxsutawney for many years. She enjoyed shopping, sewing and traveling.

Surviving relatives include a brother, C.F. Melchick of Punxsutawney; a brother-in-law, George Carlson of Erie; four nieces, Jean Carlson of Erie, Sherry Baniszewski and husband David of Erie, Marianne Ingros and husband Mark of Punxsutawney, and Jacquelyne Bainbridge and husband Scott of Englewood, Colo.; and seven great-nephews.

No calling hours will be held.

Friends are invited to a graveside service at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at the Lakelawn Memorial Park Chapel.

Memorials may be made to Great Lakes Hospice, 1700 Peach St., Erie, Pa. 16501 or the Alzheimer’s Association of Pennsylvania, 1128 State St., Suite 301, Erie, Pa. 16501.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1595 West 38th St., Erie.

Onlone condolences may be made at www.bruggerfuneralhomes.com.

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