Robert E. “Bob” Laughlin, 94, Syracuse, passed away at 10:50 a.m. Sunday, July 18, 2021, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Syracuse. He was born March 29, 1927 in Goshen to Millard and Fern (Brown) Laughlin.
He was a lifetime Syracuse area resident, graduated in 1947 from Syracuse High School, and was a United States Army veteran. He was married Feb. 22, 1947, in Pierceton, to Hilda L. (Myers) who preceded him Aug. 26, 1997. He retired after 45 years as a tool and die maker at Johnson Controls in Goshen.
He was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church in Syracuse, Maxwelton Golf Course in Syracuse for 64 years, and was an avid golfer and fisherman.
He is survived by two daughters: Diana (John) Bradley of Syracuse; and Jackie (Jeff) Bradley of Milford; eight grandchildren: Christine, Amy, Jennifer, Joseph, Jeremiah, Joshua, Jonathan, and Amber; 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two daughters: Loretta McAllister and Roberta Laughlin; great-grandson: Ernest Elm, sister, Alene Reed, three brothers, Millard Laughlin Jr., Bill Laughlin, and Bud Laughlin.
Cremation will take place at Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, 4356 N. SR 15, Warsaw. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 9, at the Calvary United Methodist Church, 801 S. Huntington St., Syracuse, with Pastor Mindy Hoffman officiating. Military graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9, in the Syracuse Cemetery. Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse, is in charge of arrangements.
Preferred memorials may be given to the Syracuse Community Center, 1013 N. Long Dr., Syracuse, IN 46567, American Cancer Society, 130 Red Coach Rd., Mishawaka, IN 46545, or American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215. To send condolences to the family of Robert Laughlin, please visit www.owenfamilyfuneralhome.com