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Hank & Page Laughlin
Hank Laughlin died peacefully at age 98 on January 29, 2015, and Page Laughlin, his wife of 73 years, died the next day. They met in Stone harbor, NJ, where Hank was a life guard and while he was a medical student. Page was spending her vacation at her parents’ summer home and was a teenager studying at the Philadelphia College of Art. After graduating from Temple Medical School, Hank became a ship’s doctor aboard the USS Strong in the Pacific Theater during WW II, while Page remained in Oakland, CA, and raised Connie, John and Robert, their first three children. After the war ended, they moved to Montgomery County, MD, where Hank practiced psychiatry and Page took care of their five children, who now included Barbara and Deborah. Hank and Page moved to Frederick County in 1962.
Their lives and accomplishments were extraordinary. Hank was a founding member of several honorary medical organizations, authored four medical textbooks, and is the only physician to be the president of both the Montgomery County and Frederick County Medical Societies. He was an excellent marksman, competing in the Lander, WY, one-shot antelope hunt for more than 20 years. His stamp collection numbered more than 700 volumes. Hank was president of the Maryland Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution and was an active member of the Rotary Club of Frederick and the morning Frederick Coffee Club. Page was an avid genealogist and an accomplished seamstress and machine knitter. She was a member of MENSA, the DAR, the Daughters of Founders and Patriots and the Mayflower Society. Unlike Hank, Page loved new technology. Hank and Page shared a strong belief in the value of education and were supporters of Hood College, Mount St. Mary’s University and Frederick Community College, as well as their alma maters.
Hank and Page are survived by five children: Connie Kuhn and husband Cliff of Louisville, John Laughlin and wife Diane of Frederick, Robert Laughlin and wife Abby of Frederick, Barbara Galant and husband Luke of Frederick, and Deborah Moss and husband Lee of Salt Lake City. They were fortunate to have eighteen grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren.
A Memorial Service celebrating their lives will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that a gift in their name may be made to Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA.