Fort Mill, SC – Michael J. McLaughlin, 74, formerly of South Plainfield, died Sunday, October 3, 2021 in the Piedmont Medical Center, Rock Hill, South Carolina.
Born in Plainfield, Michael resided in South Plainfield for the majority of his life, graduating from South Plainfield High School before relocating to Fort Mill, SC in 2015. He was employed as a chemist with Smithkline Beecham in Piscataway prior to his retirement. He proudly served with the United States Army during the Vietnam War.
Michael enjoyed watching sports especially football, baseball and hockey. Michael’s hobbies included collecting baseball cards, and rare coins. He was a humble man who loved/lived with his family and will be deeply missed.
His beloved wife, Kathleen (Kraus) McLaughlin passed away in March of 2018; surviving are his two sons, Michael McLaughlin and wife Samantha of Levittown, PA and Brian McLaughlin and wife Patricia of Fort Mill, SC and two sisters, Patricia Lancaster and Issy Pierrot. Also, his sister in laws Linda Kraus, Carolyn Brown, and brother in law, Alan Kraus.
He will also be missed by his three grandchildren, Megan, Katie and Brianna.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 11, 2021 beginning at 11:00 AM in the McCriskin – Gustafson Home for Funerals, 2425 Plainfield Avenue South Plainfield NJ 07080.
Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Iselin.
Family and friends are invited to attend visitation on Sunday, October 10, 2021 from 2-5 PM.