Samuel David Dougherty

Date of Death: 1/3/2019

Samuel David Dougherty

April 29, 1936 - Jan. 3, 2019

Samuel David Dougherty, 82, Hollidaysburg, passed away Thursday morning after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born in Scranton, PA, son of the late John J. and Louise (Herb) Dougherty.  On October 1, 1960, he married Linda P. Hendrickson at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church in Clarks Summit, PA.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years; son, David John (Ellen) of Lake Paulinskill, NJ; two daughters: Dawn Dougherty Garrity (Michael) of Hollidaysburg and Denise Evelyn Click (Wayne) of San Angelo, TX; nine grandchildren: David Jr., Daniel, Lyra, Benjamin, Jacob, Connor, Molly, Quinn, and Abbey; three great-grandchildren: Landon, Leann and Nolan Samuel.  He is also survived by his sisters: Margaret Jackson of Clarks Summit, PA and Martha Cannon of Cocoa Beach, FL. and brothers: John in Mexico and Robert in New Jersey.

He was preceded in death by two brothers: William Gerard and James.

Sam was a 1954 graduate of Abington Heights High School.  He was a proud U.S. Navy veteran and attended Keystone College in LaPlume, PA. 

After more than 49 years as an air traffic controller, Sam retired from the Federal Aviation Administration in 2005.

He was a member of the Hollidaysburg American Legion, the Heidelberg Country Club, the Allegheny Club, and the VFW.

Sam was an avid fisherman, gardener, and voracious reader.  He enjoyed traveling the world with his son, and caring for his beloved dog, Amber.  All who knew Sam appreciated his genuine interest in talking to anyone about anything at any time.  But most of all, he lived his life devoted to his family who will never forget his twinkling blue eyes and gentle generous spirit.

Friends will be received from 2-4 pm on Monday, January 7, 2019 at Plank, Stitt & Stevens Funeral Home, 421 Montgomery St., Hollidaysburg, PA., where a funeral service will be held at 4 pm, officiated by Monsignor Stanley B. Carson, followed by Military Honors by the Blair County Honor Guard.

The family requests that donations in memory of Sam be made to The Hollidaysburg Area Public Library, 1 Furnace Rd, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648.



Sam Dougherty by Alice Herb
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