William J. Dougherty

September 04, 1943 - September 04, 2022

Visitation: Wednesday, September 7, 2022, 4-8 pm; Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry

Service: Thursday, September 8, 2022, 10 am; Divine Grace Parish, St. Ferdinand Church


William J. Dougherty
Age 79, of Economy Borough, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 4, 2022. Born September 4, 1943, son of the late Henry “Red” and Gertrude “Sunny” (Scully) Dougherty. Beloved husband of Sandra (Frederick) Dougherty, whom he married on July 10, 1965; loving father of Julie Dougherty, and BJ (Jeannette) Dougherty; Pap Pap of Shaun, Michelangelo and Ryan; brother of Richard (Maryann), and the late James (Mary Ann) Dougherty.

Bill worked at the Boys Club in Wilkinsburg growing up and won a Bookkeeper of the Year Award from Wilkinsburg High School. While working full time, William put himself through school in addition to serving in the U.S. Army National Guard. In his spare time, he coached for the Dormont Boosters Community Track Club, officiated youth football and high school volleyball, and attended his grandsons’ many sporting events. He enjoyed over 20 years of life after retirement from Matthews International Corporation, where he worked as a Senior Systems Analyst. He and Sandy were the founders of the Liberty Hills Social Committee as the community was being established. He enjoyed his time there playing pickleball, ping pong, and socializing with his many friends. He found humor in everything and laughed his way through life, while joined at the hip to his loving wife and high school sweetheart, Sandy, for 62 years (married 57 years).

Family and friends are welcome on Wednesday from 4-8 pm at Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry, 2678 Rochester Road, Cranberry Township. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday at 10 am at Divine Grace Parish, St. Ferdinand Church, with Rev. James A. Wehner S.T.D. officiating. Private entombment will be held at Mount Lebanon Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in Bill’s name to The Salvation Army.

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  • Ed & Lynn

    So sorry to hear this! Thankfully he is at peace. Our sincere and heartfelt condolences to Sandy and the family on the loss of a great and valued friend of ours as well. Our prayers are with all of you!

  • Tammy & Bill Spoonhoward

    We were blessed when life brought us together as neighbors and we learned that your son and our son-in-law had been life long friends! Thanks for all the laughs and good memories! We’ll miss you!

  • George Shumaker

    SO SORRY to hear about Bill’s passing, old friend from Wilkinsburg and fellow Matthew’s partner.
    Many good memories of Bill and family growing up as neighbors. My thoughts and prayers are with Sandy and family. GOD BLESS

 

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