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Donald Daugherty

Donald E. Daugherty

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020
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Donald E. “Don” Daugherty, 85, of Indiana, passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at Beacon Ridge, Indiana after a brief illness.

Don was born in North Apollo, PA to the late Wallace L. and Mary Grace (Shaffer) Daugherty. He lived in the Apollo area until moving to Indiana 54 years ago.

He was a 1953 graduate of Apollo High School. His athletic ability and competitiveness were well known throughout the Kiski Valley. He was an outstanding football player; an avid competitor in baseball while in the Army; and a spot-on marksman on the rifle team in college.

Don worked in the steel mills for a short time prior to deciding to enlist in the Army in April 1954. He served with Army Security Agency and was awarded the Certificate of Achievement for outstanding leadership and technical ability in highly classified activity at Headquarters, 501st Communication Reconnaissance Group APO 501, Korea. He was a patriot and extremely proud to have served his country. Upon his honorable discharge in 1957 he enrolled at Slippery Rock State Teachers College, graduating in 1961 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. He then began a career in education; first in Apollo as a home and school visitor, then taught Biology at Har-Brack (Highlands) for 2 years, then ending his career at Kiski Area School District. A total of 43 years in the education field, Don was a dedicated teacher, having received “Teacher of the Year” award a number of times during his career. Discipline and hard work were his core principles, which directed his life and teaching career. Many students benefited from his ability to discipline, knowing he cared about their success rather than failure. Upon retiring, he spent many hours in the country enjoying nature, loving all creatures great and small, and caring for the home where his wife Janet had grown up. Cars and motorcycles also encompassed much of his time, as well as his dear cats, Scooter and Snickers.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Janet, three brothers Wallace L. of Parks Twp., Wilson David (Betty) of Creekside, Leslie “Les” (Tina) of Kiski Twp., numerous nieces and nephews, those outside of the family who considered him “Uncle”, dear friends, numerous colleagues, his niece Sheryl, and her husband Richard Chesonis were a special support to Don and Jan during his illness.

He was preceded in death by his parents mentioned above; his in-laws, Sam and Ruth Monnie, his sister, Grace Aldene McIlwain and his sister-in-law, Sallylou “Sally” Daugherty

Family and friends will be received from 4pm until 8pm on Friday, Feb 28th and from 10 am until the time of funeral ceremonies at 11am on Saturday, Feb. 29th in the RAIRIGH-BENCE FUNERAL HOME, 965 Philadelphia Street, Indiana, with Reverend Dr. David Hanna officiating. Committal services with military honors will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, White Twp.

The family would also like to thank Dr. Nettleton and all the staff at Beacon Ridge for their kindness and patient care during Don’s illness, and the VNA Hospice during his final hours.

Memorial contributions can be made to VNA or VNA Family Hospice and Palliative Care 850 Hospital Road, Suite 3000, Indiana, PA 15701 or Four Footed Friends 220 Beck Road, Indiana, PA 15701.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, February 28th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, February 28th, 2020 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home, Inc., of Indiana
    Address
    965 Philadelphia St.
    INDIANA, PA 15701
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  • Second Visitation

    Saturday, February 29th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, February 29th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home, Inc., of Indiana
    Address
    965 Philadelphia St.
    INDIANA, PA 15701
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, February 29th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, February 29th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home, Inc., of Indiana
    Address
    965 Philadelphia St.
    INDIANA, PA 15701
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  • Interment

    Location
    Greenwood Cemetery
    Address
    Hospital Road
    INDIANA, PA 15701
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Barbara Ogden Wheatcroft

Posted at 05:43pm
Jan - Dan and I were so saddened to learn of Don’s passing. I have such wonderful memories from our North 9th Street days. May God wrap his arms around you and comfort you with His peace. Hugs and love to you, Barb Ogden Wheatcroft
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Posted at 02:45pm
Don will remain in our hearts forever. Lou, Judy, Louie, Janet, Mark, Beth, Katelyn, Kathleen, Elizabeth and Jan.
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Dawn Leone-Parker

Posted at 01:55pm
Mrs. Daugherty, I am so sad to read of Mr. Daugherty's passing. You were wonderful neighbors, and I always enjoyed seeing you around town. Thanks for supporting all of us kids when we'd come around selling cookies, hoagies, etc. for school and church projects. May God fill and surround you with love, peace, comfort and hope during this difficult time and always. -Dawn Leone-Parker
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Patrice Harley

Posted at 04:46pm
Jan - We're so sorry to hear of Don's passing. We will be out of town this week and will miss the chance to tell you in person. You and Don were very good to Dorcas, and she considered herself very fortunate to have you for neighbors. You came to her rescue countless times over the years. One funny remembrance of Don is when he would park his car in Dorcas' driveway to change the oil. It tickled her. Thank you for your many kindnesses toward her.
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724-349-2000 Rairigh - Bence Funeral Home, Inc. of Indiana
965 Philadelphia St
Indiana, PA 15701-3935
Email: rairighfd@gmail.com
724-349-2000 Rairigh - Bence Funeral Home, Inc. of Indiana
965 Philadelphia St
Indiana, PA 15701-3935
Email: rairighfd@gmail.com