Tonawanda News



DOUG BENZ/NEWS honored: Bishop Bernard J. McLaughlin, seated, celebrates his 100th birthday during a Mass at St. John the Baptist church, with retired Buffalo Bishop Edward Kmiec, third from left, and Bishop Richard Malone, bishop of Buffalo, center, along with Bishop Robert Cunningham of Syracuse, Bishop Edward Grosz auxillary bishop of Buffalo, and Bishop Donald Trautman, retired bishop of Erie, Pa. (left to right), among other priests, family and friends, Monday. McLaughlin was born in North Tonawanda in 1912 and baptized at the former Ascension church.