Benjamin L. Laughlin Jr.
Age 57, of Watkins Glen, NY, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 29, 2014. Ben was predeceased by his father, Benjamin L. Laughlin Sr. He is survived by his mother, mother Grace Caslin (Frank Huey); wife, Sharon A. Laughlin; daughters, Heather Laughlin-MacFarlane (Ryan MacFarlane) of Watkins Glen; Jill Laughlin (Greg Lisk) of Odessa; grandchildren, Makenzie Laughlin (Alex Coxson) of Watkins Glen, and Trenton, Tanner and Madison Randall, all of Odessa; great-granddaughter, Willow Grace Coxson; brothers and sisters, Douglas Laughlin of Florida, Lance Laughlin (Bobbette) of Bath, Todd (Jodi) Laughlin of Painted Post, and Tammy Laughlin of Savona; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Ben was a Vocational Instructor at the Willard Drug Treatment Center. His greatest joys in life where his family, children, grandchildren and great-granddaughter, Willow Grace. He was an avid enthusiast of antique gas engines, enjoyed piloting small planes and racing stock cars. He also used to compete in numerous 5K competitions. The family will receive visitors at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Wednesday, September 3rd, from 11:00am-1:00pm and 4:00pm-6:00pm; followed by a funeral service at the funeral home at 6:00pm. A committal service and burial will be held Thursday at 10:00am at Beaver Dams Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the Schuyler County Humane Society, PO Box 427, Montour Falls, NY 14865 (or online at SchuylerHumane.org). You may sign a guestbook, express condolences to the family or light a “Candle of Remembrance” online at www.Royce-Chedzoy.com.