Los Angeles Times
February 3, 2017
March 11, 1941 - January 23, 2017 John Clement McLaughlin, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, died on January 23 of cardiac arrest. He was 75. Born in Pawtucket, RI to Helen and John Joseph McLaughlin, he was the second child of a close Irish Catholic family. He graduated from Mount St. Charles Academy and St. Francis University. At 23 John exuberantly joined the Peace Corps, serving one year in Costa Rica and two in Sierra Leone, experiences that strongly impacted his life and worldview. In 1971 he headed to California to pursue an acting career, a dream that became a 45-year success, with appearances in film, television, theater and hundreds of commercials. John's kindness, generosity and ability to find humor in all things endeared him to countless friends and acquaintances. His wife Diana, daughter Molly, granddaughter Elcie, dog Pepper, and all his friends and family will miss his big laugh, gregarious spirit and enthusiasm for life. We will do our best, even now, to live life by his favorite line, "if you can't laugh you're out of business!" Goodbye big fella.
McLaughlin, John C. (John Clement McLaughlin)
Born: 3/11/1941, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, U.S.A.
Died: 1/23/2017, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
John C. McLaughlin’s western – actor:
Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman (TV) – 1996 (Judge)