- Local Guide
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 Alzheimerâ€™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.