The Sullivan Funeral Home in Royal Oak has named its chapel the McLaughlin Room, recognizing the 95th birthday and 65 years of service of funeral director Dick McLaughlin.
The Sullivan family surprised Dick with the recognition at an August 9 birthday party.
“To see everyone here — it’s been so wonderful,” Dick said, with tears in his eyes. “I hope I live five more.”
Sullivan Co-owner Michael Lope, representing the fourth generation of the 112-year-old business, announced the honor.