This morning’s Merc carries the obit of Vincent Gray McLaughlin, who coordinated the printing and distribution of that newspaper. He died at age 47. From his obit:
- As production coordinator at the Mercury News, Mr. McLaughlin ensured the newspaper was delivered to customers on time. Late at night, he tracked the flow of pages from the editorial departments to the plate room and then pressroom, making sure each deadline was met, until the final product was ready to be loaded into trucks and shipped to readers.
Colleagues described him as a thorough and dedicated employee with a strong sense of humor. “He was great with people while always keeping a cool head in various stressful situations,” said former Mercury News production manager Ben D’Amico.