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Judith Laughrey

May 18, 1945 — September 14, 2022

Fernandina Beach, Florida


Judy Laughrey, age 77 of Fernandina Beach, Florida, formerly of the Pittsburgh, Erie and Johnstown, Pennsylvania areas, died on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, in Pittsburgh.  She was born on May 18, 1945, in Beaver, Pennsylvania one of four children of Edward and Edna (Brooks) Richards.

Judy was a Speech Therapist in public schools throughout Western Pennsylvania and created a Speech Therapy program in the Tampa, Florida area.  In addition to her teaching, she was an integral part of her husband Jim’s ministry as a Pastor, beginning with the Port Vue United Methodist Church, Port Vue, PA, the Fairview United Methodist Church, Erie, PA, the Oakland United Methodist Church, Johnstown, PA and lastly with the Bridge to Life Church in Johnstown.

She was preceded in death by her parents and is survived by her husband, The Reverend James S. Laughrey; two sons, Jeffrey Laughrey and Jason (Andrea) Laughrey; her four-legged buddy, Caleb and her three siblings, Nancy Zagorac, David (Judy) Richards and Thomas (Colleen) Richards.

There is no visitation for Judy.  A Celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, September 18, 2022, at 4:30 PM in the Oakland United Methodist Church 1504 Bedford Street, Johnstown, Pennsylvania 15902.  A Celebration Dinner will follow, location and details will be announced at her service.

Judy’s family suggests making a donation in her name to Lewy Body Dementia Association, (visit in lieu of sending any flowers.

Arrangements are by the Stephen D. Slater Funeral Home Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania 15025 (412-384-0350)

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Starts at 4:30 pm (Eastern time)

Oakland United Methodist Church

, Johnstown, PA 15902

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