Mr.  John "Chooch" McLaughlin, Jr.

Obituary for Mr. John "Chooch" McLaughlin, Jr.

November 8, 1938 - January 17, 2015
Cochranville, Pennsylvania | Age 76

Loving Companion, Dad, Pop Pop, Great-Grand Dad


John "Chooch" McLaughlin, Jr., age 76 of Cochranville, PA, died Saturday January 17, 2015 in West Grove, PA. He was predeceased by his wife Barbara Shelton McLaughlin, and was the loving companion of Kathleen Johnston for the last 6 years.

Born in West Chester, PA, he was the son of the late John and the late Blanche (Zell) McLaughlin. He served in the Army for over 6 years in the 50's.

He was a corrections officer at Chester County Prison retiring in 2000.

He was a member of 4 VFW's in Kennett Square, Oxford, Hockessin and Christiana and the Italian American Club. He was an avid Eagles and Phillies fan and also enjoyed NASCAR, fishing and hunting.

In addition to Kathleen, he is survived by one son, John McLaughlin (Mary) of Elkton MD; one daughter, Kathy Sylvester (Shawn) of West Grove; two stepsons, Tim Shelton of DE and Kerry Shelton Oxford, PA; grandchildren, Katie, Brett, Dean, Brandon, Alison (David) and Jason and great grandchildren, Emily and Kathryn.

You are invited to visit with John's family and friends from 6-8PM Tuesday January 20, 2015 and from 11-12 Noon Wednesday January 21 at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home Inc. (610-444-4116) 250 W State St. Kennett Square, PA 19348. A funeral service celebrating his life will follow at 12 noon. Interment will be in Union Hill Cemetery. Contributions in his memory may be made to Kennett Square VFW Post 5467, P.O. Box 126 Kennett Square, PA 19348. To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit

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