Brian Anthony McLaughlin, age 34, died unexpectedly at his home in Odessa on Saturday, April 16, 2011.

Born on December 27, 1976 in Ithaca, Brian was the son of Annette McLaughlin Allen and Jack Allen.

In addition to his parents, Brian is survived by his loving partner of 15 years, Kelly Williamee; son Cody McLaughlin, age 16; son Tyler McLaughlin, age 10; maternal grandparents, Betty and Harry Austin; uncle, Harry Austin, Jr.; brother, Gerald Allen; sisters, Rebecca (Robert) Neiss and Elizabeth Allen. Brian was preceded in death by his grandfather, Leon McLaughlin.

Brian loved his boys and his music. He was a “jack of all trades” and there wasn’t anything he couldn’t fix. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

The family will be present to receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00pm on Friday, April 22, 2011 at the Ness-Sibley Funeral Home, 23 South Street, Trumansburg.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks those who wish to make a contribution in Brian’s memory to kindly make checks payable to Cody A. or Tyler A. McLaughlin, c/o Tompkins Trust Company, Attn: Kristina Dresser, 775 South Meadow Street, Ithaca, New York 14850.