John Francis “Doc” Dougherty Jr., 71, of Latrobe, PA, died peacefully Sunday Aug. 8, 2021 in his sleep while surrounded by family at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. John had finally ended his long and courageous battle with cancer. John was born Nov. 9, 1949 in Pittsburgh, to the late John Francis and Mary Agnes (Varley) Dougherty. John was the oldest of 5 children: John, Bernard A. (deceased), Gerard J. (deceased), Kathleen M. (of Latrobe) and Kevin R. (deceased). John was a graduate of North Catholic High School, class of 1967, and attended Saint Vincent College. Prior to finishing college, John enlisted in the Marine Reserves and was a proud Marine. John retired as a district route manager from The Pittsburgh Post Gazette, however his true calling in life was as an underground utilities contractor. He thoroughly enjoyed keeping up with all of the latest trends in construction equipment. Later in life, he enjoyed driving trucks for RES Services in New Stanton. His love of heavy equipment lasted until the end. John also loved music and singing, talking politics and talking to anyone he ran across, no matter their age, race or interests. John could start a conversation up with anyone. John was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Marie (Carasea) Dougherty. John is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Colleen Ann (Carlson) Kalo Dougherty, his son, Daniel A. “Doc” Dougherty of Beaver Falls, his daughter, Elizabeth (Beth) Mastorovich and her husband Matthew Mastorovich of Murrysville; three stepsons: Jeffrey Kalo of Millvale, Marc Kalo (Madison) of Sewickley, Sean Kalo (Veronica) of Latrobe. John is also survived by his five grandsons: Matthew Mastorovich of Indiana, Morgan Mastorovich of Bellingham WA, Camden Petrunak of Latrobe, John Daniel Mastorovich of Murrysville, and Malcolm Kalo of Sewickley. The favorite grandson debate is still ongoing. Visitation will take place Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021, from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM at the Frederick Funeral Home, Inc., 1543 Ligonier Street, Latrobe, PA 15650 where a Funeral Liturgy will be held Friday, Aug. 13, 2021 at 11:00 AM with Fr. Aron Maghsoudi as celebrant. Private interment will be in St. Vincent Cemetery, Latrobe, PA. To send condolences or flowers, please visit. www.FrederickFuneralHome.com.
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