Irene Laughlin

April 27, 1935 - August 15, 2013

04/27/1935 - 08/15/2013


Age 78

Irene Laughlin, 78 of Calcutta, OH died on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at the East Liverpool Convalescent Center following a lengthy illness. She was born on April 27, 1935, in Midland, PA and was the daughter of the late Stanley and Laura Wisniewski Golba.

Living her entire life in the area, Mrs. Laughlin retired from the former Crucible Steel Mill where she worked for many years as a clerk in the Metallurgical Department. She was a 1953 graduate of East Liverpool High School, a member of the East Liverpool High School Alumni Association, it’s Charter Club and was a Bronze Contributor. She was a member of the former St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Mrs. Laughlin enjoyed gardening, landscaping, floral designing and interior design. She loved animals, music, was an avid reader.

Mrs. Laughlin is survived by her husband, James F. Laughlin, whom she married March 11, 1961. Also surviving are two daughters, Suzanne Laughlin Varitek of Wintersville, OH and Diana Rae Laughlin of East Liverpool, OH. Besides her parents, a brother, Chester Stanley Golba preceded her in death.

Services will be held at the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 7:00 PM with Rev. Father Peter Haladej of Holy Trinity Parish, officiating.

Burial will be in Columbiana County Memorial Park.

The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home in Calcutta on Sunday, August 18, 2013 from 1 to 3 PM and 5 to 7 PM.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation or the American Cancer Society.

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Lynne McCormick Sanders
7 years ago

Dear Jim, I just learned from our cousin Barbara that Irene passed away this week. I can only imagine how difficult this is for you and for Suzanne and Diane. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May memories of the good family times together throughout the years bring you comfort and peace. I hope to see you later this month.

With Caring, Your cousin, Lynne

Kathie Rogers
7 years ago

I am so sorry I can’t make it Sunday. You guys were always the best neighbors and your mother was such a hoot to talk too. I am glad her pain is gone. She will always be in our hearts. You guys have my prayers.

Arlene Rice-Obertance
7 years ago

Jim, Suzanne & Diane

I am so sorry to hear of Irene’s passing. I remember how beautiful her flower gardens were when we moved into the neighborhood. Little did Mom know how much they both had in common. Thoughts, Prayers and Hugs!

Lee Alverson
7 years ago

My deepest condolences…Thoughts and prayers.


Lee Alverson and family

chris desarro
7 years ago

My deepest sympathies to family

Pat Arndt
7 years ago

My prayers are with your family. Knowing the spirit of on of your daughters,Suzanne, lets me know the beauty of you. God is good and will help you through this sad time. Sincerely, Pat Arndt

Brenda B
7 years ago

Now I see where her two daughters got all of their beauty. May peace surround Suzanne and family and comfort you through this difficult time. Sending prayers. Brenda

Terrie Yester
7 years ago

Our prayers are with you and your family during this time. Terrie

Bob and Patty Butcher Trotter
7 years ago

Sending our condolences and prayers that God will comfort you and give you strength at this time. Love to all. Bob and Patty

Norm Shaw
7 years ago

Sorry to hear about your Mom Suze!! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!!

Vicki Watson-Smith
7 years ago

Suzanne and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please find comfort in knowing she’s in peace. Love and Prayers, Vicki

Don Kocay FedEx
7 years ago

Suzanne and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Take care.