Death of Dick Dougherty

November 19, 2008
Rochester, New York

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Dick Dougherty, a columnist for the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle who poked fun at presidents, ridiculed his inability to smite crab grass and chronicled his golden retriever's musings via "thought transference," died Wednesday. He was 88.

Dougherty had been in failing health for several months. He died at his home in the Rochester suburb of Brighton, said his son, Steve.

After an Army stint in Europe during World War II, Dougherty joined the Democrat and...

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