Wayne Thomas McLaughlin 75 of West Long Branch passed away peacefully on July 8, 2022 at home. He was born in Long Branch to Elaine and Charles McLaughlin who predeceased him. Wayne graduated from Red Bank High School and upon graduation he enlisted in the US Navy for 4 years, where he served honorably, and received the Distinguished Service Medal. After the Navy, he worked as a paid fireman for the Long Branch Fire Department for 27 years, and also was a Cadillac salesman. He married Helen B. Pollatschek on April 27, 1974. They lived in Eatontown for 4 years, and then bought a home in West Long Branch where they raised their son Brian Patrick. Wayne was a lover of Classic cars, all things Harley Davidson, and especially Golden Retrievers. He was also an avid beach-goer and beach club member.
Wayne is survived by his wife Bonnie and son Brian.
Visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, July 14 from 10:00 am until the time of the service at 11:30 am at the Damiano Funeral Home, 191 Franklin Avenue in Long Branch. Interment will follow at Woodbine Cemetery in Oceanport. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Monmouth County SPCA, 260 Wall Street, Eatontown, NJ 07740. The family invites you to leave a letter of condolence by selecting the Tribute/Guestbook link above.
Monmouth County S.P.C.A.
260 Wall Street, Eatontown NJ 07724