East Palestine, OH - After a short and acute illness on February 23, 2018, David Edward McLaughlin Sr, age 67, passed away in Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. He was born in Girard, PA on October 17, 1950 to Gerald Bernard and Edith Mae ((Gradler) McLaughlin.
David is survived by his beloved wife of forty six years, Sheila (Snyder) McLaughlin of Unity Twp., East Palestine; children, David Jr. (Candice Wilson) of New Bedford, PA, Dawn (Jason) Andrews of East Palestine, OH, Tannya (Joseph) Smiley of Lowellville, OH; grandchildren, Peyton, David III, Nathan, Madison, Bryson, Alexis, Shane, Pamela, Matthew, Drew, Jake; siblings, Karen English of Andover, OH, Donald McLaughlin of Andover, OH, Cynthia Wellman of Struthers, OH, William McLaughlin of Andover, OH; three nieces, Tina (Shawn) Millison of Greenford, OH, Tracy (Tim) Green of Bedford, MI, Cassie (Carl) Millison of Lisbon, OH for whom David was their second father after the death of his brother, Michael and last but not least his "Partner in Crime" his dog, Shamrock.
David was a great family man who enjoyed harassing friends and family alike. Known as "Papa" to his grandchildren all of whom will miss the deep love behind his favorite phrase to each of them; "I love you best when you're sleeping."
Arrangements by Cremation & Funeral Service by Gary S Silvat Inc. Send condolences to David's family by visiting: www.cremateohio.com.