James Laughlin III United States Veteran James Laughlin III, 75, of Ormond Beach, FL, passed away on February 16, 2018 at Halifax Health Hospice of Ormond Beach, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was born in Kearny, NJ, on May 18, 1942, and was a graduate of Dartmouth College and University of Michigan Law School. He served in the Army from July 1967 to June 1969, and was a decorated Viet Nam veteran. Jim was an attorney in Chester, New Jersey, from 1970 until his retirement in 2006, at which time he and his wife Patricia moved to Ormond Beach. In New Jersey, Jim had a long history of public service, acting as Mayor of Washington Township, Morris County, for 2 years, and as a Washington Township Committeeman, a member of the Township’s Planning Board & Board of Health, and a member of the West Morris YMCA Board of Directors. In Florida Jim was an active member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 86 (Palm Coast), and served for a time as the chapter’s Judge Advocate. Jim is survived by his loving wife Patricia; his sons James (Jennifer), Andrew (Jami), and Mark; his granddaughters Madeline and Abigail; his grandsons Arlo and Theo; and his sister Aileen. There will be no public viewing. His family will celebrate his life at a later date. The family requests that anyone wishing to make a donation in his name do so to DAV Chapter 86 (27 Florida Park Dr, Palm Coast, FL 32137) or to Halifax Health Hospice (2800Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32129).