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“I attend the Tae Kwon Do academy that Mr. Daugherty once did and i remember almost the first time i took a class he came right up and said "are you...Read More »
1 of 100 | Posted by: Tyler Baringoldz - Bath , PA

“I have vivid memories of serving in DC with Doc. He was a great guy, always fun to be around. Although I have not spoken to him in many years, his...Read More »
2 of 100 | Posted by: Mark Lineberger - Oak Island, NC

“We had the pleasure of knowing Mike as our mail carrier for the last four years. He was always telling stories about his family, his home and his...Read More »
3 of 100 | Posted by: Barb - Bethlehem, PA

“Dear Alaine and family, I agree with my fellow marines stationed with Doc at Headquarters Marine Corps that time passes all too quickly. I had also...Read More »
4 of 100 | Posted by: Don Winblad - Red Wing, MN

“My condolences to you on the sudden loss of Doc. I knew him through Legion baseball, and over the years, whenever we ran into one another, we always...Read More »
5 of 100 | Posted by: Pete Bilotta - Bethlehem, PA

“Terry Lawler & Family - I wish to extend my condolences to you all doing your time of lost. May you trust in God, to know he will heal your heavy...Read More »
6 of 100 | Posted by: Darlene Connor - Baltimore, MD

“Dear Terry and Family, There is great sadness to give up a loved one at anytime or any age. Please accept my sincere wishes that your family will...Read More »
7 of 100 | Posted by: Barbara Lioi - Vero Beach, FL

“Alaine (and Dougherty family) - I am very sorry for your loss. I don't know what to say, but I know that Doc will be sorely missed. Our trip to...Read More »
8 of 100 | Posted by: John Kopchik (Big John) - Cowpens, SC

“Alaine & family We were so saddened to hear about Mike. He was a great co-worker and friend. We have a lot of good memories of baseball days with...Read More »
9 of 100 | Posted by: Joseph & Dolores Mies - Bethlehem, PA

“Alaine and family, my deepest condolences. I had the pleasure knowing Mike and you both for several years while working with Mike at the Dunedin PO....Read More »
10 of 100 | Posted by: Jay Larick - Branford, FL

“Alaine & Family- I am truly sorry to hear of your loss. It has been a long time since we have spoken (or seen each other for that matter) so I...Read More »
11 of 100 | Posted by: Cam Gause - Tarpon Springs, FL

“I just wamt to say that Mike was a great man who was always good hearted. I worked with Mike when he was a carrier at the Dunedin Post Office in...Read More »
12 of 100 | Posted by: Sam Strazzere - Dunedin, FL

“I am shocked and saddened to hear of Mike's death.As a fellow employee for years at the Dunedin,FL Post Office and a fellow ex-Philadelphian,I...Read More »
13 of 100 | Posted by: Jim Ahearn

“Mike and I were fellow letter carriers in Dunedin, Fla. I started there in 1986 and Mike was already employed there. He had many friends in Dunedin...Read More »
14 of 100 | Posted by: Bill Halliday - Dunedin, FL

“Dear Terry, My husband and I are very sorry for the sudden loss of your beloved brother. Our deepest sympathy are extended to you and your family....Read More »
15 of 100 | Posted by: Ashraf Maisami - Baltimore, MD

“Alaine, no words can express how sad Annette and I feel for you and your family during this extremly difficult time. I pray that God will wrap His...Read More »
16 of 100 | Posted by: Chris & Annette Maley - VA

“There is something very special about the friendships one acquires while in the military. So when I got a call from an old Marine Corps buddy, Gary...Read More »
17 of 100 | Posted by: Frazier Jackson - Columbia, SC

“Dear Dougherty Family: My daughter and I own a used bookstore on Mike's old route. We were on the receiving end of Mike's cheery greetings...Read More »
18 of 100 | Posted by: Margaret Capozzolo - Bethlehem, PA

“Micheal was the most inspiring, wonderful, kind-heart person I have had the opportunity know. His quick-wit and full of life personality started the...Read More »
19 of 100 | Posted by: Koren Clark - Springfield, MO

“I know Michael through his sister Anne who is also my sister in law...everytime I would see Michael he was always very nice and courteous to me,...Read More »
20 of 100 | Posted by: Marilyn Gruver - Fountain Hill, PA

“I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I will always remember Doc as an easy going , happy person. ...Read More »
21 of 100 | Posted by: Joe Rich - Bethlehem, PA

“I sit here today with the tears of joy knowing that Michael and family have been a part of my life. He will truly be missed by all. Alaine, I am...Read More »
22 of 100 | Posted by: Judy Long Mohler - Lancaster, CA

“Alaine and family, Words cannot begin to express what an amazing man Mike was. We got to know Mike and you through our second family at Tae Kwon...Read More »
23 of 100 | Posted by: Manuel Osorio & Family - Tatamy, PA

“For the Dougherty Family When my Mom passed away, someone wrote to me.. 'Wherever a beautiful soul has been.. There is a trail of beautiful...Read More »
24 of 100 | Posted by: Eleanor McGinn & Bill Wells - NY

“Michael's sister, Terry, is a dear friend of mine from high school. During those often difficult times, Michael was so kind to me; he was a source...Read More »
25 of 100 | Posted by: Deborah Kost - Lititz, PA

“Mike was the mailman for our business for many years on Center Street. He was always friendly and went beyond his duties to see that we received and...Read More »
26 of 100 | Posted by: Wayne and Lois Batten - Bethlehem, PA

“Terry and Family, I am so sad to hear about the loss of your brother, so suddenly and unexpectedly. May you find strength and peace during the...Read More »
27 of 100 | Posted by: Mary Ellen Bean - Catonsville, MD

“I'm praying for you, friend. Let's talk when things settle down. Meanwhile let me know if I can help. ”
28 of 100 | Posted by: Francis X. Kenawell - greencastle, PA

“alaine,katie,ryan,shawn, we are so sad about mikes passing.all the guys at the garage will miss joking around with mike,miss his smile and humor,...Read More »
29 of 100 | Posted by: don downey - bethlehem, PA

“To Terry and Family, My sincere thoughts and prayers are with you. May God's love bless you and your family. With sympathy, Bernadette ”
30 of 100 | Posted by: Bernadette Wendel - Abingdon, MD

“mike was a good man i got to know by going to kim's blackbelt and he was a very fun and outgoing person that seemed to bring a smile ...Read More »
31 of 100 | Posted by: James Anthony - Bethlehem, PA

“I know words aren't much comfort at a time like this. But I'd like you to know that your family is in my prayers; and that I send my heartfelt...Read More »
32 of 100 | Posted by: Mary Jane Lavin - Towson, MD

“Dear Alaine, Shawn, Ryan, and Katie, I feel so fortunate for having met your family in 2005 through Shawn and Erin. I know how difficult this time...Read More »
33 of 100 | Posted by: Lorraine Thomas - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

“Alaine,Ryan,Shawn and Katie, Mike was the nicest most pleasant person we have known. We would always enjoy his stories about his family and...Read More »
34 of 100 | Posted by: RAY AND PEGGY GENCARELLI - PA

“I work with Michael's sister, Terry. I am so sorry for your loss. I only know Terry, but it sounds like there are family traits of kindness, fun...Read More »
35 of 100 | Posted by: Jean Shacklette - Baltimore, MD

“I am so sorry that you have experience this loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Anything you need, please let us know. Mary Rode ”
36 of 100 | Posted by: Mary Rode - Baltimore, MD

“To Terry and Family, You have my deepest sympathies on the lost of your brother and loved one. I'm thinking of you and wishing you hope in the midst...Read More »
37 of 100 | Posted by: Cynthia Knight - Pikesville, MD

“Terry and family, My deepest condolences on the lost of Michael. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time. ...Read More »
38 of 100 | Posted by: Sherry Nolte - MD

“To Terry and family I am sending my condolsences to you all. Sorry to hear about your loss of a father, brother, and a love one. May God be with...Read More »
39 of 100 | Posted by: Patricia Brown and family - MD

“To Terry & Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. With love, Tia ”
40 of 100 | Posted by: Tia Dickson - Baltimore, MD

“To Terry and her family, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. I am sorry for your loss. With sympathy,...Read More »
41 of 100 | Posted by: Laurie Vozzella-Bell - Baltimore, MD

“Terry and Family: My deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your brother. May God comfort you in a special way and know that He cares deeply. ”
42 of 100 | Posted by: Erica Fowlkes - Baltimore, MD

“Mike was one of the first guys I met when I began my tae kwon do training back in 2005. As time went by I eventually caught up to Mike in rank and we...Read More »
43 of 100 | Posted by: Scott Johnson - Easton, PA

“Dear Terry, Pat and family, Our heartfelt condolences are yours. With love and prayers and thoughts of you, Maureen & Brady ”
44 of 100 | Posted by: Maureen - Towson, MD

“Alaine and family - We were saddened to hear about Michael's passing and still can't believe it was his time to leave us. We missed seeing everyone...Read More »
45 of 100 | Posted by: Lori and Roger Schemmel - IA

“The Dougherty family I'm so sorry to hear of your shocking loss. Mike and Alaine both welcomed me into their home with Tom Jones and I had the great...Read More »
46 of 100 | Posted by: Renie Smith - Dunedin, FL

“Dougherty Family, My deepest sympathy goes out to you all. I worked with Mike years ago at the Bethlehem Post Office. We shared many a times talking...Read More »
47 of 100 | Posted by: Michael Sarko - Bethlehem, PA

“Dear Alaine, Ryan, Shawn, and Katie, My heart breaks for you at the loss of your husband and father. Having lost my dad suddenly and too soon not...Read More »
48 of 100 | Posted by: Janey (Nolan) Schleppy - PA

“Mike was a great guy! He will be sadly missed. With our deepest sympathy, Jill and Michael Orowitz ”
49 of 100 | Posted by: Jill and Michael Orowitz - Easton, PA

“Dougherty family, I am very sorry for your loss. To know "Big Doc" was to love him. He always greeted you with a smile and made you feel important...Read More »
50 of 100 | Posted by: Danny Mies - Bethlehem, PA

“To Terry and the entire Dougherty family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. If there is anyting I...Read More »
51 of 100 | Posted by: Kathy Mills - Timonium, MD

“Shawn and Ryan, I was very saddened to hear about your dad. My numerous memories of him will be highlighted by the many years we spent Sunday...Read More »
52 of 100 | Posted by: Tom Prosser - Bethlehem, PA

“God Bless I think God has some big plans in the near future and he needs a man of character, A Marine. ”
53 of 100 | Posted by: David Lutz & Family - PA

“Very touching to know how impressive his contribution was to your lives. So sorry for your loss. ”
54 of 100 | Posted by: Chris Lawler - NJ

“Mike was the guy to hang out with. He made us all laugh. On one such occasion, when I first started here at Broad & Wood St. was the time he asked...Read More »
55 of 100 | Posted by: Seth Lewis - East Stroudsburg, PA

“Alaine, We are so sorry for your loss. And we are so glad we were able to get to know Michael. We throughly enjoyed the time we spent with him....Read More »
56 of 100 | Posted by: Pat & Bob Lundquist - davenport, IA

“Terry, I'm so sorry to hear about your brother Michael. You always spoke so hightly of him and I know you and your family will miss him dearly. My...Read More »
57 of 100 | Posted by: Maureen - Philadelphia, PA

“Dear Dougherty Family, I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Mike for many years. Truly a one-of-a-kind guy, always enjoyed talking...Read More »
58 of 100 | Posted by: George Grund - Tempe, AZ

“Alaine, Ryan, Shawn, and Katie - My deepest sympathies for your loss.Michael was an amazing father, uncle, brother, husband, and friend. He...Read More »
59 of 100 | Posted by: Valerie Crews - Philadelphia, PA

“I have so many great memories of our families growing up together around the baseball field. Even though it has been a while, I can still see Mr. Doc...Read More »
60 of 100 | Posted by: Katie Connell - hickory, NC

“My most hearltfelt sympathy to the Dougherty family. Michael was a fellow Marine and dear friend. Sincerely, Gary J. Mendelson ”
61 of 100 | Posted by: Gary Mendelson - Tallahassee, FL

“Ryan and family, What a joy it was to watch Mike with his grandaughters when he visited. Always friendly, and helpful, truly a gracious man. May God...Read More »
62 of 100 | Posted by: Marcie Seidel - Greencastle, PA

“Dear Dougherty Family, May the Lord grant you His peace and rest at this time. I pray that He will comfort you in this time. Mike was such a great...Read More »
63 of 100 | Posted by: Bill Yaich - Bethlehem, PA

“To Regina & Family, My sincerest sympathy is with you at this trying time. I hope it helps to remember that there is now another guardian angel...Read More »
64 of 100 | Posted by: Jennifer - Bethlehem, PA

“We are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. ”
65 of 100 | Posted by: The Knott Family - Lutherville, MD

“We have lived behind you for over 8 years now, and Alicia and I were shocked to hear of Mike's passing. (Mike was just over in our yard talking...Read More »
66 of 100 | Posted by: Matt and Alicia - Bethlehem, PA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this difficult time. ”
67 of 100 | Posted by: Bridget Dombroski - Philadelphia, PA

“I'm sorry for your loss. He will be missed dearly. ”
68 of 100 | Posted by: Emily Stye - Bethlehem, PA

“Dear Alaine, Ryan and family, We are so sorry for this unexpected loss of such an amazing guy who touched so many. Our thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
69 of 100 | Posted by: Dave and Jen Swam - Greencastle, PA

“I only knew Mike as our Mail Carrier. He was a really nice guy, always happy and friendly. His family is in my prayers. ”
70 of 100 | Posted by: Sue-YAP - Bethlehem, PA

“Please accept our heartfelt synpathy to your family. We will always remember Mike with fondness and affection. ”
71 of 100 | Posted by: David and Katie Nepereny - PA

“Dominic, Michael, and I are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.Michael and Nick's annual Halloween outings with the kids will be a special...Read More »
72 of 100 | Posted by: Michele (Gazzano)Deutsch - Easton, PA

“With love and a prayer that all share in the hope that peace will build within them. ”
73 of 100 | Posted by: Pat Lawler - Cockeysville, MD

“Memories of "Doc" will stay in my heart forever. May God keep you in his loving arms during your time of sorrow. ”
74 of 100 | Posted by: Kim Carter - Bethlehem, PA

“My Dear Cousins and Aunt, I am so terribly sorry for your great loss. I am going to miss Uncle Michael so much, I can't even imagine your pain. I...Read More »
75 of 100 | Posted by: Theresa Link - Schnecksville, PA

“Dear Alaine and family, So sorry to hear of your sudden loss. May your memories bring you comfort and peace. ...Read More »
76 of 100 | Posted by: Tracey Kent - Bethlehem, PA

“Dear Alaine and family, You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Mike was such an amazing and loving person,so down to earth!He just had a way about...Read More »
77 of 100 | Posted by: Mark,Marcy and Brianne Schoolcraft - PA

“So very sorry to learn of Mike's passing. RIP. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. From other members of the Kim's Tae Kwon Do family, the...Read More »
78 of 100 | Posted by: Hasara family - Phillipsburg, NJ

“Alaine and family, We are so saddened by the loss of a friend and co-worker. Always kind and considerate and eager to help in anyway he could. I'll...Read More »
79 of 100 | Posted by: Ron and Sandy Faust - Bethlehem, PA

“I was so shocked to hear about Mike. I am very sorry for your loss; you are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
80 of 100 | Posted by: Jen Stahr - Lancaster, PA

“I love and miss you so much Dad. You left us way to soon. I know you're ok, and we'll be ok too. I just miss you so much. See you in Heaven. ”
81 of 100 | Posted by: Ryan P. Dougherty - Greencastle, PA

“Please accept my sincerest condolences. Mike was a nice man who lived life to the fullest. I knew him from TKD where he was a great competitor. ...Read More »
82 of 100 | Posted by: David Mulligan - Bethlehem, PA

“DEAR ALAINE, WE ARE SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT MIKE. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER MIKE, ESPECIALLY...Read More »
83 of 100 | Posted by: MIKE AND KELLY HALL - BETHLEHEM, PA

“You have my deepest sympathy for your lost. Mike was the mailman for our office. He was always upbeat and smiling. He will be sorely missed. Sorry...Read More »
84 of 100 | Posted by: Cheryl Gaydos - Bethlehem, PA

“My thoughts and prayers are with the Dougherty family at this time of sadness. Love from your cousin in Missouri. Mary Ann ”
85 of 100 | Posted by: Mary Ann Miller - Isabella, MO

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. No words can tell you how very sorry we are for your loss. May you find strength in your...Read More »
86 of 100 | Posted by: Les and Ellie Dutt - Bethlehem, PA

“Regina and family,I am very sorry to hear about your loss, you are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
87 of 100 | Posted by: Amy Majczan - bethlehem, PA

“Alaine Michael was loved by everyone who knew him, we are all lucky to have had him in our lives. He was very special and will be missed greatly. ...Read More »
88 of 100 | Posted by: Amber Clark - louisville, KY

“Alaine and family, we are so sorry for your loss, and can only imagine what you are going through. Mike's place on the dance floor will be hard to...Read More »
89 of 100 | Posted by: Chris Bartleson & Charlie Lentz - PA

“We only knew Mike for a few years. His friendship has exalted above and beyond those years. Our deepest sorrow goes to his wounderful wife and...Read More »
90 of 100 | Posted by: Toma and Joe Giuffre - Bethlehem, PA

“Alaine please share my condolences with you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I know their are...Read More »
91 of 100 | Posted by: Natalie Distler - Slatington, PA

“Alaine and Family, So sorry to hear of Michael's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
92 of 100 | Posted by: Carol Kresge - Alexandria, VA

“Mike was our mailman at the office. He was always so pleasant and friendly. Mike often spoke of how much he loved his grandchildren. We will miss...Read More »
93 of 100 | Posted by: Judy Porsavage - Bethlehem, PA

“Alaine, Ryan, Shawn & Katie; So sorry for your loss. I have such great memories of "Doc" and he was such an influential person in my life - and I...Read More »
94 of 100 | Posted by: Mike Kashner - Bethlehem, PA

“Alaine and Family, So sorry to hear of Michael's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
95 of 100 | Posted by: Carol Kresge - Alexandria, VA

“We were so very sorry to hear of your loss. While mere words cannot provide much to you right now, we wanted you to know how much we care. Mike was...Read More »
96 of 100 | Posted by: Tim Donchez - Bethlehem, PA

“Alaine and family, Bernie, Todd, and I are so shocked and saddened. We've lived next door to you and your family for 19 wonderful years. We are...Read More »
97 of 100 | Posted by: Carolyn Suess - Bethlehem, PA, PA

“You are in my thoughts and prayers everyday. I knew Michael for a very brief time but have great memories of him on vacation at Tablerock. He was a...Read More »
98 of 100 | Posted by: Melody Brantner - Bettendorf, IA

“Alaine & family, We are heartbroken over your loss. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and may God hold and comfort you at this time....Read More »
99 of 100 | Posted by: Terri & Gary - Scottsdale, AZ

“Our shock and sorrow run deep and our profound sympathy goes to the entire Dougherty family and especially Aunt Peg, Alaine and the kids. May his...Read More »
100 of 100 | Posted by: Susan and Peter Psomiadis - PA


Michael Anthony Dougherty (Mike, Doc), 56, of Bethlehem, PA, died suddenly on Friday, July 24, 2009 while on vacation with his wife Alaine at Table Rock Lake, MO. He had the good fortune of spending the last two weeks in the company of family. Michael was born October 14, 1952 in Philadelphia, PA to William Michael and Margaret Ann (McDonough) Dougherty. He attended Bethlehem Catholic High School in Bethlehem, PA, graduating in 1970. Michael was married to Alaine Marie (Snyder) Dougherty on May 22, 1976 at Philippe Park in Safety Harbor, FL. He was employed by the United States Postal Service for thirty years. Michael received the U.S. Marine Corp Good Conduct Medal, U.S. Marine Corp Sharp Shooter Badge, Certificate of Participation for serving at the Presidential Inauguration of Richard Nixon, January 1973, and Certificate of Appreciation for his service to the Marine Corp, January 1974. Michael loved to ballroom dance with his wife Alaine. He was an avid sports lover as both a player and a coach. He practiced Tae Kwon Do and had just received his red belt with black stripe for Cho Dan Bo. He received the Miller/Keystone Blood Donor Award. Michael had 13 years of recovery on his side. He loved to spend time with family and friends. He served as a mentor to people of all ages. He was passionate about music and photography, especially when it came to documenting family events. Michael is survived by his wife Alaine of Bethlehem, PA, son Ryan of Greencastle, PA, son Shawn of Land O' Lakes, FL, daughter Katie of San Francisco, CA, grandchildren Alexis and Micaela of Greencastle, PA, mother Margaret of Bethlehem, PA, sister Marie Silverman (Gene) of Coronado, CA, sister Cathy Baer (Les) of Bethlehem, PA, sister Peggy Liebold (Chuck) of Exton, PA, sister Terry Lawler (Patrick) of Cockeysville, MD, brother Brian (Kelly) of Bethlehem, PA, sister Eileen Turgeon (Paul) of Chicago, IL, sister Anne Gruver of Allentown, PA, sister Regina Jeffries of Bethlehem, PA, and 23 nieces and nephews. Michael is predeceased by his father William, February 26, 1990. The service will be held at Connell Funeral Home, 245 E. Broad St. in Bethlehem, PA, on Saturday, August 1, 2009. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., followed immediately by a Celebration of Life service. A reception will follow. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Turning Point of Lehigh Valley, Inc., 444 E. Susquehanna St., Allentown, 18103, Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania 1337 E. 5th St., Bethlehem, 18015, or a charity of your choice. The family wishes to thank the Clark family for their help especially Zelda, Melody, Penny, Jared, Terry, and Kevin.

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