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James F. McLaughlin

Obituary for James F. McLaughlin

January 30, 1948 - November 4, 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Age 72

Obituary

James F. McLaughlin of Philadelphia, PA passed away on November 4th, 2020 at the age of 72. He was born to the late James A.& Jennie (Siwak) McLaughlin on January 30th, 1948.

James "Jimmy" was a graduate of West Catholic High School, and continued his education by graduating from Hussian School of Art in 1972. Jim was also very proud to be a Veteran of the United States Navy where he was the ship swimmer.

Jim was an accomplished muralist, painter, and artist well renowned in the tri-state area. Many of his works have been displayed in local publications, local art shows, private homes, and several murals are still treasured in the unique victorian homes in Cape May NJ. Jim had an incredible talent for creating beauty and inspiring imagination through his art and various works. Never one to hold still Jim also enjoyed gardening, completing the odd project or refinishing furniture to make it come alive again. Jim also had a passion for skiing the majestic mountains both here in the states and abroad as part of "The Crude Dude Ski Club" Perhaps even more notably Jim will be remembered for his jovial nature, distinctive laugh, and never ending sense of humor. His zest for life was infectious to all who met him and easily made him everyone's favorite person in the room.

He is survived by his brother William McLaughlin, his sister Genevieve McCaney, his two adult children and their spouses, Kristine Scarpa (Mark), Shannon Briones (Jorge), and his five adoring grandchildren, Braiden and Madelyn Scarpa, & Zion, Declan, and Matais Briones. Jim's memory is also honored by his beloved nieces, nephews, and many close friends and companions, several of them who have known him since childhood.

Memorial services will be private for close family and friends due to COVID.

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