Obituary Listings

Local. Affordable. Convenient.

Bob Patrick McLaughlin

November 22, 1954 June 26, 2019
Bob Patrick McLaughlin
There are condolences waiting approval on Bob's Tribute wall

Plant a tree in memory of Bob

An environmentally friendly option
Obituary for Bob Patrick McLaughlin
Bob Patrick McLaughlin

Bob passed peacefully on June 26, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Pullman, WA on November 22, 1954, to Wesley (Mac) and Maurine McLaughlin. Bob grew up in Spokane, attended Hamblen Elementary, Sacajawea Junior High and graduated from Joel E. Ferris High School in 1973. He graduated from Washington State University in 1979 with a BA in history and a minor in education. Bob taught history at Wenatchee High School until 1985 when he took a medical retirement.

Bob enjoyed playing football for Ferris High School. He was an active member of Young Life in Spokane participation in their Malibu summer camp in British Columbia. He also enjoyed being a camp counselor at YMCA Camp Reed. At WSU, he joined the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity and remained an “Avid Forever” Cougar fan. A highlight in Bob’s life was watching Cougar and Seahawks’ football.

He will be remembered for his gentle soul, faith in God, true optimism with no complaints, infectious sense of humor and his warm welcoming smile. He cultivated life-long friendships staying in touch using Facebook and Messenger where he shared daily jokes, his political views and wisdom.

Bob is survived by his brother Thomas McLaughlin (Gina) of Liberty Lake and nieces Alexis and Michelle and her daughter Milah. In addition, he is survived by his sister-in-law Pam McLaughlin, nephew Patrick (Meghan) McLaughlin, and children Drew, Cannon and Hudson of Spokane. Bob was preceded in death by his parents Wesley & Maurine McLaughlin and his beloved brother Dennis McLaughlin (June 2017).

Our family wishes to express deep gratitude to Ryan and Faith Szymanski at A Golden Road adult family home where Bob spent his last two years and to the staff of Touchmark on the South Hill where he lived for 22 years. We also thank all the caregivers who provided exceptional service to Bob and all his friends who have been there throughout his life.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Young Life, PO Box 10443, Spokane, 99209 in honor of Bob or to the charity of your choice. A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, July 11 at 11:00 a.m. in the Mausoleum at the Pines Cemetery, 1402 S. Pines Road, Spokane Valley. Reception to follow. Please share your memories of Bob in his guestbook at

There are special people in our lives that never leave us even after they are gone.
Read More

To plant a tree in memory of Bob Patrick McLaughlin, visit the Tribute Store.

Previous Events

Celebration of Life




11:00 AM 7/11/2019 11:00:00 AM
Pines Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel

12116 East 16th Ave
Spokane Valley, WA 99206

Pines Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel
12116 East 16th Ave Spokane Valley 99206 WA
United States

Create new album
Subscribe To Obituaries


We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.