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Matthew R. Laughlin

Obituary for Matthew R. Laughlin

September 26, 2019


Matthew R. Laughlin, of Bryn Mawr and formerly of Newtown, passed away on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at his residence. He was 63 years old. Matthew was born in Bristol at Lower Bucks Hospital on May 14, 1956. He was the son of the late Carl D. Laughlin, Jr. and is survived by his mother, Joan (née Robinson) Laughlin. Matthew graduated from Council Rock High School and then attended the Juilliard School of Music where he earned his Bachelors and Masters Degrees.

Matthew lived in New York for thirty years, and worked for various publishing companies such as the Hebrew Publishing Co., Henry Holt Publishing, and Crossroad Continuum. In his free time, Matthew enjoyed playing cello, bagpipes, and listening to music.

Matthew is predeceased by his brother, Ross A. Laughlin and is survived his brother, Bruce A. Laughlin and his wife Marianne Dell, and a nephew, Sam Laughlin.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at Newtown Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Matthew's name may be made to the Juilliard School of Music at Family services are entrusted to Swartz-Givnish of Newtown, 215-968-3891.

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