FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. – Robert “Bob” T. McLaughlin, 86, husband of the late Theresa Beaupre McLaughlin, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2008. Mr. McLaughlin was born March 23, 1921, in Limestone, to the late John and Lena McLaughlin. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, stationed in the Philippines at General Douglas MacArthur’s headquarters. As a young man, he relocated from Maine to western New York, where he and his wife raised four children. He spent a number of years working as a potato farmer, a trade he loved and had learned while growing up in Limestone. He retired from the International Salt Co., Retsof, N.Y., where he worked for more than 20 years as a mechanic. After retirement, he and his wife returned to the northern Maine woods and lived along a secluded lake enjoying fishing, cross-country skiing, gardening, nature and watching wildlife. He and his beloved wife enjoyed 52 years together. He was a member of Saint Joseph Catholic Church, Sinclair. He had recently purchased a winter home in Fountain Inn, S.C. Surviving are a son, Clayton McLaughlin and Teresa Lock of Fountain Inn, S.C.; three daughters, Susan McLaughlin and Herbert Rosebrock and of Orlando, Fla., Linda McLaughlin and Michael Duffy and of Encinitas, Calif., and Sylvia Nudelberg of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a sister, Mary McLaughlin of Portland; and two grandsons, Jake Nudelberg and Benjamin McLaughlin Smith. He was predeceased by three brothers, Edward McLaughlin, Murchie McLaughlin and Irvin McLaughlin; and two sisters, Verna Milton and Mona Dunn. Services will be held in northern Maine and will be announced at a later date.