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John Timothy Doherty
Date of Death: December 31, 1969
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John Timothy Doherty, father of ten, friend to many, unionist, diplomat, champion of justice John Doherty died peacefully at home in the early morning of December 22, 2011, with his wife and dearest friend, Ethel Dunbar Doherty at his side. Born in Covington, Kentucky June 6, 1928, Doherty was the second of William and Gertrude …
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public.user left a message on January 30, 2013:
Candy & I have so many wonderful and funny memories of John, it's hard to know where to begin. Obviously his devotion to Ethel and all of his children stand out the most. From there the next thing I remember are the many, fun filled Men's Prayer Group (poker nights) spent with John and 5 other dear friends. The jokes he told at those games and his perfect accent were many and always funny. Along with the rest of the Men's Prayer Group he participated in a fundraiser for Sacred Heart's Youth group lip syncing to the Gambler. How appropriate. John was an inspiration in his and Ethel's constant fight for racial equality. He received many recognitions and awards for all of his activites but would have been deserving of even more. Good bye and God Bless dear friend, you will be missed by many. Have you started a poker game in Heaven yet? Candy & John Miller
Maggie Peterson left a message on December 27, 2011:
A wonderful, sweet man, who certainly enriched the world by being part of it.
Nancy Tilson Sinback left a message on December 26, 2011:
My heart weeps at the passing of an amazing man. My universe was brighter simply knowing him and was enlightened with every conversation we had. I appreciate Ethel sharing my "future ex-husband" with me, even when she was rolling her eyes! Ethel, you and your family are in my thoughts and in my heart. Nancy Tilson Sinback
Rev. Daniel L. Garrett left a message on December 26, 2011:
I was blessed to have met John just recently as the newest member of the Wednesday Afternoon Philosophical Society. His knowledge, humor, compassion, commitment and wit spiced our meetings. John took the essential things so seriously, that he did not have to take himself over-seriously, and that made him a delightful and interesting fellow traveler. He showed us how to live life fully, and for that we are grateful. Farewell, dear friend! Rev. Daniel L. Garrett Berryville, VA
Terry Alger left a message on December 25, 2011:
To Pat and family, I remember meeting your Dad at your wedding reception at their house. He was truly an enchanting person to talk with - his stories locked you into the moment. I also remember him in several Little Theater plays - he captured his characters perfectly. My condolences are with you, your Mom and the rest of your family in your time of sadness. Terry Alger (Corps of Engineers) Fort Worth, TX
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Dan E. Turnquist left a message on December 23, 2011:
I feel truly privelaged to have known John and had the opportunity to work with him as a fellow Labor Attache in the Foreign Service. Our paths first crossed when I served as Labor Reporting Officer in Managua, Nicaragua 1971 - 73. I visited him in Buenes Aires during that period. He inspired me to train to be a Labor Officer in 1973 - 74. And in 1982 - 83 while I served as Deputy to the Special Assistant to the Secretary of State for International Labor Affairs, S/IL and John was in the declassification Center he was a frequent, and always very welcome, visitor to our offices. And, of course we, we were together at many Labor officer Conferences through the years, most memorably in New Dehlie, He was one of the finest, and most principaled, people I ever had the privalage of working with and he inspired me in my own career to try and do better and never forget the principales he and I both believed in. My sincere condolances to his family and multitude of friends. Dan E. Turnqusit
Candy and John Miller left a message on December 23, 2011:
There are so many wonderful memories of John and Ethel, it's hard for Candy and me to know where to start. After his devotion to Ethel and their family, the next memory is of our Men’s Prayer Group (poker night). John told many funny stories with perfect accents to keep us constantly entertained. Fortunately for us, he didn’t have a lot of luck at poker but he never complained. He enjoyed our company as much as we enjoyed his. One time our group did a lip sync at a fundraiser for Sacred Heart’s youth group that won first place. John was an inspiration with his and Ethel’s lifelong fight for racial equality. He was recognized with many awards for his outstanding work with so many groups. He gave so much time and energy he could have received even more. Good bye dear friend and God Bless. Have you started a poker group in Heaven yet John? Love, Candy & John Miller
Candy & John Miller left a message on December 23, 2011:
Candy & I have so many wonderful and funny memories of John, it's hard to know where to begin. Obviously his devotion to Ethel and all of his children stand out the most. From there the next thing I remember are the many, fun filled Men's Prayer Group (poker nights) spent with John and 5 other dear friends. The jokes he told at those games and his perfect accent were many and always funny. Along with the rest of the Men's Prayer Group he participated in a fundraiser for Sacred Heart's Youth group lip syncing to the Gambler. How appropriate. John was an inspiration in his and Ethel's constant fight for racial equality. He received many recognitions and awards for all of his activites but would have been deserving of even more. Good bye and God Bless dear friend, you will be missed by many. Have you started a poker game in Heaven yet? Candy & John Miller
public.user left a message on January 30, 2013:
I admired Mr. and Mrs. Doherty very much because they stood up for the poor and needy. Sincerely, Chris Campbell
public.user left a message on January 30, 2013:
A wonderful, sweet man, who certainly enriched the world by being part of it.
public.user left a message on January 30, 2013:
My heart weeps at the passing of an amazing man. My universe was brighter simply knowing him and was enlightened with every conversation we had. I appreciate Ethel sharing my "future ex-husband" with me, even when she was rolling her eyes! Ethel, you and your family are in my thoughts and in my heart. Nancy Tilson Sinback
public.user left a message on January 30, 2013:
I was blessed to have met John just recently as the newest member of the Wednesday Afternoon Philosophical Society. His knowledge, humor, compassion, commitment and wit spiced our meetings. John took the essential things so seriously, that he did not have to take himself over-seriously, and that made him a delightful and interesting fellow traveler. He showed us how to live life fully, and for that we are grateful. Farewell, dear friend! Rev. Daniel L. Garrett Berryville, VA
public.user left a message on January 30, 2013:
To Pat and family, I remember meeting your Dad at your wedding reception at their house. He was truly an enchanting person to talk with - his stories locked you into the moment. I also remember him in several Little Theater plays - he captured his characters perfectly. My condolences are with you, your Mom and the rest of your family in your time of sadness. Terry Alger (Corps of Engineers) Fort Worth, TX
public.user left a message on January 30, 2013:
I feel truly privelaged to have known John and had the opportunity to work with him as a fellow Labor Attache in the Foreign Service. Our paths first crossed when I served as Labor Reporting Officer in Managua, Nicaragua 1971 - 73. I visited him in Buenes Aires during that period. He inspired me to train to be a Labor Officer in 1973 - 74. And in 1982 - 83 while I served as Deputy to the Special Assistant to the Secretary of State for International Labor Affairs, S/IL and John was in the declassification Center he was a frequent, and always very welcome, visitor to our offices. And, of course we, we were together at many Labor officer Conferences through the years, most memorably in New Dehlie, He was one of the finest, and most principaled, people I ever had the privalage of working with and he inspired me in my own career to try and do better and never forget the principales he and I both believed in. My sincere condolances to his family and multitude of friends. Dan E. Turnqusit
public.user left a message on January 30, 2013:
There are so many wonderful memories of John and Ethel, it's hard for Candy and me to know where to start. After his devotion to Ethel and their family, the next memory is of our Men’s Prayer Group (poker night). John told many funny stories with perfect accents to keep us constantly entertained. Fortunately for us, he didn’t have a lot of luck at poker but he never complained. He enjoyed our company as much as we enjoyed his. One time our group did a lip sync at a fundraiser for Sacred Heart’s youth group that won first place. John was an inspiration with his and Ethel’s lifelong fight for racial equality. He was recognized with many awards for his outstanding work with so many groups. He gave so much time and energy he could have received even more. Good bye dear friend and God Bless. Have you started a poker group in Heaven yet John? Love, Candy & John Miller
Christiana Campbell left a message on December 30, 2011:
I admired Mr. and Mrs. Doherty very much because they stood up for the poor and needy. Sincerely, Chris Campbell
Omps Funeral Home left a message:
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