William Henry Laughlin

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Fuquay-Varina - William Henry Laughlin passed away on Sunday, October 8, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Windsor Point, 1221 Broad Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC.


He was born in Paris, Illinois, on August 28, 1922, and grew up in Vineland, NJ. As an adult, he and his wife, Virginia, moved to College Park, MD, where they raised four (4) children: Patricia, Cary, Susan, and John. Bill served in the Army during World War II in the US and Europe. After graduating from Pennsylvania Military College (PMC), with a degree in electrical engineering; he then worked at IBM as a customer engineer until his retirement in 1984. In their later years, Bill and Ginny lived in Frederick, MD, and then in Fuquay-Varina, NC.


Bill is survived by his wife, Virginia of 70 years; children, Patricia Bair, Cary Kuhar, Susan Reynolds and John Laughlin and wife, Salomé; grandchildren, Kate Bishop (Alex), Scott Reynolds, Laura Emilie Nelson (Howard), and Gregory Bair; 2 great-grandchildren, Sophia Kathleen Mellado and Hazel Summerlyn Nelson; sister, Peggy Bushman; several cousins in West Virginia, many nieces and nephews in the Midwest.