Victim: Bernard Joseph McLaughlin

Bernard Joseph McLaughlin Bernard (Bernie) McLaughlin moved to Bristol, England in 1986 to open the UK office of Ross Systems Ltd., a computer software company, where he served as European Marketing Manager.

Bernie graduated with honors near the top of his class at Cranston High School East and was named to the All-State Cross Country team his senior year. In 1982 Bernie graduated cum laude from Harvard University. He worked for two years at Manufacturer's Hanover Bank in New York City before joining Ross Systems.

Family and friends established a scholarship in Bernie's honor at Cranston High School East which is awarded to a senior going off to college who best reflects Bernie's commitment to excellence academically, athletically, and civically. Additionally the annual Track and Field Invitational at Brown University awards the Bernie McLaughlin Memorial Trophy to the outstanding Rhode Island interscholastic competitor.


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