John Laughlan

Obituary of John W. Laughlan

LAUGHLAN, John “Scotty” William, 72 of Ransomville, NY passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on May 28th, after a long-time battle with Parkinson’s disease. John was born in Saltcoats, Scotland and came to America in the early 1950’s. While he always loved the old country, he often shared fond childhood memories of growing up on 23rd st. in Niagara Falls, being introduced to bologna sandwiches, his love of Italian bread, and snowball fights with his friends. John graduated from Niagara Falls High School in 1967 where he played football for the Wildcats, and went on to proudly serve in the United States Army from 1968-1971 where he was stationed in Germany. He became an official US citizen in 1972. After 35 years, he retired from General Motors and American Axel in North Tonawanda. He went on to work a few odd jobs through the years but very proudly joined the Campus Safety team at Niagara University until he retired (again) in 2012. John was an easy man to please. He loved one-liners, a good diner breakfast with his kids, Scotch in the evening, and Nancy’s cooking. He enjoyed playing golf and watching the Yankees, and was the proud owner of a small piece of land in Scotland. John is survived by his wife Nancy (Wiepert), his children, Michael (Kelly), Jeff (Bridget), and Caty (Patrick), his granddaughters Baylee and Everly, and his granddog Maverick as well as many other family members and close friends, and his barking little companion, Lexie. He is predeceased by his parents, James and Margaret Laughlan and sister Angela. Family and friends may attend a memorial service for John at St. Peter’s North Ridge Lutheran church 4169 Church Rd. Lockport, NY 14094 ( Town of Cambria) on THURSDAY (June 3rd) at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Mercy Flight and Mercy EMS at Arrangements entrusted to HARDISON FUNERAL HOMES INC. Please visit for online condolences.
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Memorial Service

11:00 am
Thursday, June 3, 2021
St. Peter Lutheran Church At North Ridge, Lockport, NY
4169 Church Rd. Town of
Cambria, New York, United States