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Arthur Jay McLaughlin

September 19, 1946 — April 21, 2024

Elk Grove

Arthur Jay McLaughlin, age 77, of Elk Grove, CA, passed away peacefully surrounded by family in Sacramento, CA, on April 21, 2024. Born on September 19, 1946, in Shreveport, Louisiana, Arthur was the beloved son of Arthur Jay McLaughlin and Cora Smith Cousin. He grew up alongside his sisters Cora Catherine and Mary Ethelyn.


Arthur's life was marked by dedication and service. He graduated from Jesuit High School in Shreveport in 1964.  Accepted to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, he graduated in June 1968 and embarked on a distinguished career as a naval officer. Throughout six years of service, Arthur completed tours of duty in Vietnam, demonstrating unwavering courage and commitment to his country. Following his honorable discharge in 1974, he joined Mobil Oil as a financial analyst, where he dedicated 20 years of diligent work before retiring early.


Settling in Northern California for the last three decades, Arthur enjoyed time with family and friends and pursued his passions with vigor. An ardent football enthusiast, he faithfully supported the Navy Midshipmen and the LSU Tigers, finding joy in every game. Arthur's keen intellect and curiosity led him to follow current events and financial markets closely, ensuring he remained well-informed. He cherished his Jesuit High School and Naval Academy classmates and the class reunions he loved to plan, and the other deep and lasting friendships he formed throughout his life with those he loved and admired.


A devout Catholic, Arthur's spiritual journey was central to his life. Engaging in bible studies, classes, and discussions, he nurtured a deep connection to his faith, finding solace and strength in his beliefs. He was a parishioner of St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church in Sacramento and Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Elk Grove.


Arthur is survived by his daughter Kelly Hunsaker, his grandchildren Rachel Hunsaker and JT Hunsaker, his former son-in-law Kevin Hunsaker, his sister Mary Ethelyn Domingue, his aunt Mary Rains, his nephew Shearn Lemoine and nieces Christa Lemoine, Stephanie Domingue Touchet, and Jennifer Domingue Arnaud, many first cousins including Robert Park Jr. and his wife Jane Park, his former spouse Elizabeth Loudes McLaughlin and her children Nadia Zierke, her husband Eric Zierke, Lee Shearer, CJ Shearer and grandchildren Katarina Zierke and Nicholas and Alex Shearer.


A Viewing and Liturgy of the Word followed by visiting and light refreshments will take place on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, from 1pm to 3pm – with services starting at 1:30pm - at East Lawn Mortuary, located at 9189 East Stockton Boulevard in Elk Grove, CA.


Arthur Jay McLaughlin's legacy of service, devotion, and love will forever live on in the hearts of those who knew and cherished him. May he rest in eternal peace.

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