Donald R. Dougherty, 89, Altoona, passed away Sunday at UPMC Altoona after an extended illness.
He was born in Altoona, son of the late James Boyd and Martha B. (Cupples) Dougherty.
Surviving are six nephews; six nieces; several great-nephews and great-nieces; and a brother-in-law, William G. Dumm, and sister-in-law, Shirley Dougherty, both of Altoona. Don was a special friend to the Drexler family.
He was preceded in death by three brothers: John, Jim and Joe; and a sister, Mary T. Dumm.
Don was a 1943 graduate of Altoona High School. He retired as an inspector for the state of Pennsylvania, inspecting barber shops and beauty shops. Prior to his employment with the state, he had served in the U.S. Navy as a corpsman for 20 years, serving during WWII and Korea.
Don was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Lakemont. He loved traveling, casinos, Navy reunions, bingo and his cats.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona, where a vigil for the deceased will be held. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Committal will be at Calvary Cemetery with military honors.
The family requests that donations be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 309 Lotz Ave., Altoona, PA 16602, in memory of Don.