Dennis D. Laughlin, 64, of Munson Twp., Ohio, died on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, at his home.

Born Feb. 5, 1953 in Ashtabula, Ohio to Oliver and Gretna Laughlin, he was been a lifelong area resident.

Laughlin was an avid golfer, wine enthusiast, and enjoyed collecting antiques. He was a management consultant and had run several companies. He spent many years working and developing relationships in the HVACR industry and served on the board of directors of The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). Laughlin served on the board of directors at Valtronic USA and The Orange Effect Foundation. He was a member and past president of The Chardon Rotary Club.

He is survived by his wife Joyce, whom he married Dec. 28, 1973 in Bedford Hts., Ohio, his children Jennifer (Brian Rich) Laughlin, and John (Meghann) Laughlin of S. Euclid, Ohio, and his grandchildren Colton, Miriam, and Ian.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Patrick Laughlin.

The family suggests donations to The Orange Effect Foundation, 17040 Amber Drive, Cleveland, 44111 or online at

Information and condolences are available online at

Publication date: 11/13/2017

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