Dr. Mark Alan McLaughlin, 68, of Charleston, South Carolina, husband of Susanne Baker McLaughlin, entered into eternal rest Sunday, April 24, 2022. His memorial service will be held Thursday, April 28, 2022, at Second Presbyterian Church, 342 Meeting Street, at 2:00 pm. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Downtown Chapel. A private interment service will be held later in Beaufort National Cemetery.
Mark was born January 21, 1954 in Brookfield, IL, son of the late Robert James McLaughlin and Marjorie Kieber McLaughlin. Known for his commanding knowledge of the medical field and love for playing bridge, “Dr. Mac” was an esteemed and decorated Colonel in the United States Air Force. He began his career in the military at the Naval Regional Medical Center in Charleston in 1976, after having graduated from Pennsylvania State University and Jefferson Medical College. He retired in 1997 from the Air Force Medical Corps and began his second medical career with East Cooper Family Practice and Roper St. Francis Hospital, where he was beloved by his staff and his patients. At work and at home, Mark was a compassionate caretaker; he dedicated his life to taking care of those he loved whether they were family members, friends, or patients.
Mark is survived by his wife, Susanne Baker McLaughlin of Charleston, daughter of Sara and Maine Baker of Estill; three daughters: Stephanie Pendarvis McDonald of Charleston, Elizabeth Pendarvis Martin (Jason) of Columbia, and Sara Pendarvis Bazemore (Warren) of Columbia; a sister, Patti McLaughlin; and five wonderful grandchildren: Sara Susanne McDonald, Elizabeth "Libby" Maine Martin, Eason Edward Bazemore, Evelyn "Evie" Elizabeth Bazemore, and Leland Mark Bazemore.
Memorials may be made to the Roper St. Francis Endowment or to Second Presbyterian Church Steeple Fund, 342 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29403. The family would like to thank the generosity of Mark’s patient who donated to the Roper St. Francis Endowment earlier this month in his honor. It filled him with joy and we are so appreciative.