Robert John McLaughlin, age 59, of Wilmington, DE, passed away, at his home, on Monday, February 6, 2017.
He was born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Alice (Dougherty) and William Jankowicz. He was involved in the PAL Drum & Bugle Corp in Philadelphia, where he first met his current wife. Robert graduated from Father Judge HS in 1975. He proudly served his country in the US Navy during the Viet Nam War. He was the Promotions Director at various radio stations including WMMR in Philadelphia. Robert later worked in operations at Bally’s Atlantic City until his disability caused him to retire.

He is survived by his wife of 8 years, Patricia A. (Zavislak); 2 children, Daniel and Christopher, both of Philadelphia; 1 brother, William Green of El Cajon, CA and numerous members of his extended family.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the VA Medical Center, (memo: Robert McLaughlin) 1601 Kirkwood Hwy, Wilmington, DE 19805.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 11, at 12 noon, at McCrery & Harra Funeral Homes, 3924 Concord Pike, Wilmington, where friends may call after 10 am.

A burial with military honors, will be held at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Rd., Bear, DE 19701, on Monday, February 20, at 1pm. For the convenience of the family, please acknowledge if you will be attending the burial when you arrive for the funeral service on Saturday.

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