April 3, 2020
John "Doc" of Burholme, was born on August 23, 1939 to Madeline (nee Massott) and Francis Dougherty in Philadelphia, PA. He was predeceased by his loving wife Marlene (nee Dallmer). He is survived by two children: John Dougherty, Jr. (Patricia) and Michael Dougherty (Sharon); predeceased by two children Kathleen and Marlene. He is also survived by his sister Kathleen White and predeceased by two brothers Robert and Raymond. John was a proud grandfather, (affectionately called "Big Pop"), to 13 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren. He was known as "Uncle Doc" to many nieces and nephews. John attended St Cecelia's Catholic School, graduating in 1953. He then attended Father Judge High School graduating in 1957. He was a hard worker. He worked for over 25 years at Acme Markets as a night manager and was a member of Local 1776 Union. He owned his own Tile company and took great pride in preparing custom tile for his customers all over the city of Philadelphia. In the late 80's, Doc and his wife Marlene bought a small shore house between the bay and the ocean. As a part time Seaside Park New Jersey resident, Doc and his wife, along with a gaggle of grandkids, could always be found down the shore for long weekends, which always included a stop at the bakery for a crumb cake. For the last 3.5 years, Doc resided at Deer Meadows Retirement Community, where he was known and loved by all for his ability to tell a great story. He was loved and will be greatly missed by all. Due to the current health crisis, and to protect the health and safety of all family and friends, as well as not putting undue stress on the healthcare and emergency systems, the family wishes to have a proper service at a later date, in line with CDC guidelines. Please check back on this website, and other social media platforms in approximately 3-4 weeks. Thank You.
John "Doc" of Burholme, was born on August 23, 1939 to Madeline (nee Massott) and Francis Dougherty in Philadelphia, PA. He was predeceased by his loving wife Marlene (nee Dallmer). He is survived by two children: John Dougherty, Jr. (Patricia)... View Obituary & Service Information
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