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Martha M. (Strauss) Laughner

October 18, 1930 ~ February 10, 2021 (age 90)


Martha M. Laughner, age 90, of 7869 Laurel Mill Rd., Ridgway, died Wednesday, February 10, 2021, at Pinecrest Manor, following a brief illness.  She was born October 18, 1930, in Ridgway, daughter of the late John and Mary (Bosnik) Strauss.  She married Rollin A. Laughner, Sr. on September 26, 1953, he preceded her in death on June 26, 2004.  She resided in Ridgway all her life and was a lifelong member of St. Leo Catholic Church.  Martha was a graduate of St. Leo High School Class of 1948 and a 1951 graduate of Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Buffalo, NY.  She had been employed by Elk County General Hospital, retiring in 1993 after over 40 years of service.  


She is survived by the following children:  Beverly J. (Frank) Addeo of Ridgway, Rollin A. “Rusty” Laughner, Jr. and Dana of Ridgway, Gerald M. (Joni) Laughner of Enon, OH, Timothy J. Laughner and Sarah of Clarington, PA, and Susan M. (Steve) Allen of Jacksonville, FL, 8 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters:  Edith Fedus of Ridgway and Dorothy Moline of Port Charlotte, FL, and numerous nieces and nephews.  Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by 6 brothers: John, Frank, Louis, Carl, and Albin Strauss, and infant Francis Strauss, and 5 sisters:  Grace Yonosko, Antoinette Clopp, Mary Poklar, Alice Thompson, and Anne Parana.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Martha M. Laughner will be celebrated at St. Leo Catholic Church on Saturday, February 13, 2021, at 10:00 AM.  Officiating will be Fr. Ross Miceli, Pastor of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Kersey.  Burial will be at St. Leo Cemetery.  There will be no visitation.  Memorials, if desired, can be made to St. Leo Catholic Church.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Thompson Funeral Home.  Share your online condolences at

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Mass of Christian Burial
February 13, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Leo Catholic Church (PA)


St. Leo Catholic Church
111 Depot St., Ridgway PA 15853

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