James Laughlin III
James Leo Laughlin III, “Jim,” of Chalfont, Pa. passed peacefully at his residence on Monday, March 20, 2018. He was 64. Jim is survived by his wife, Kim Laughlin; his daughter, Amber DeBonza and her children; his daughter, Emily Laughlin; and his son, Trevor Laughlin. He is also survived by his sisters, Barb Petrino of Florida, Chris D’Ercole of North Carolina, and Pat Palmer of West Virginia and their children. Jim was preceded in death by his son, Ryan Laughlin of Upper Black Eddy, Pa.; his mother, Joyce Carvello Laughlin Miller of Bradenton, Fla.; and his father, James Laughlin Jr. of Levittown, Pa. Jim was born Nov. 21, 1953 in New London, Conn. and was raised in Levittown. He graduated from Pennsbury High School in Fairless Hills, Pa. Jim spent his adult career working for General Motors in Bensalem, Pa. Jim loved traveling, riding his motorcycle, going to car shows and watching his children and grandchildren play sports. With his outgoing spirit he made friends wherever he went. He will be missed by many. A memorial service is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Road, Solebury, Pa. There will be a reception to immediately follow the services. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The American Cancer Society in memory of James Laughlin.