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Jill Ann McLaughlin
March 27, 1958 ~ July 15, 2023 (age 65) 65 Years Old
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The McLaughlin family is sad to announce the passing of Jill Ann McLaughlin. We invite friends and family members to join us for her celebration of life service on Saturday August 12, 2023, at 10:30am at John J Bryers Funeral Home, 406 Easton Rd, Willow Grove, PA 19090. Visitation from 9:30am to 10:30am
A life well lived. Jill was born in Abington, PA, in March of 1958. She was preceded in death by her loving father Henry L. Clymer, mother, June E. Clymer and her brother Kim R. Clymer. Jill is survived by her children Daniel and fiancé, Jennifer, Christopher and wife, Keri, three grandchildren - Caitlin (Sweet-pea), Cole, and Carter. She was also survived by her sister-in-law, Sue Clymer. Jill was the beloved wife of Daniel W. McLaughlin Jr. for 47 years.
Jill was employed by the Upper Moreland School District for 28 years as the Assistant Manager of Food Services and retired in December of 2020. She loved her job, co-workers, teachers and mostly the children that she had the pleasure to serve.
Starting each morning and ending each work day with a cup of tea was one of the small things in life that brought her great pleasure. As a young couple, Dan and Jill enjoyed going to LBI and continued that travel tradition with their children and grandchildren, anywhere along the Jersey Shore. Holidays were especially important and she loved decorating and celebrating with feasts and baked goods. One of Jill’s favorite times was having a Christmas gift giving day with the family. She also loved walking Peddler’s Village during the fall and looking at the Scarecrows, and, if it wasn’t too cold, looking at the lights at Christmas time. There were many years of tradition of visiting Hershey Park for their Christmas Candy Lane.
Jill loved life, her friends and her family the most. Her smile would light up a room, her heart was full of love, her spirit was full of life. She was a beautiful person that will be greatly missed.
In true Jill fashion, she always expressed her love of life and supported everyone emphatically. She battled and beat breast cancer and fought so hard against ovarian cancer. In honor of Jill and in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Cancer Society or Unite For HER.
I write this letter to you Jill because this is what I would tell people what I knew about you if I was able to be there. It breaks my heart that I am not, but it is beyond my control.
In the short time of our relationship (8 years) I know some absolutes. I truly believe that God sent me to Upper Moreland so that I could meet you. I knew in a very short amount of time of knowing you, what a kind and gentle person you were. One of the kindest and gentlest I have ever met. I knew in a very short amount of time how much love and devotion you had for Dan, your children, your grandchildren, and your family. I knew in a very short amount of time how much you cared for your friends. I learned quickly not only what a wonderful listener you were, but the wisdom that came from your response. Sometimes it was just a hug which was so desperately needed.
You so affected my life Jill. You showed me how to be kinder. You showed me how to be gentler. You showed me how to be less judgemental. In essence you did an Angel’s work and made me a better person. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
You are an angel Jill. I will think of your smile, your kindness, your beautiful and sincere personality, your love, in other words, your everything. Until we meet again my dear friend.