Goshen News, Goshen, IN

June 15, 2013

Robert Joseph Doherty

Aug. 27, 1957-June 13, 2013


— SYRACUSE — Robert “Bob” Joseph Doherty, 55, passed away Thursday at IU Health Goshen Hospital.

He was born Aug. 27, 1957 in Fort Wayne, to Albert and Marie (Park) Doherty.

On July 26, 1980, he married Sherry Lynn Pfeiffer.

He earned his degree from Purdue University and worked as a mechanical engineer. He was a member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Syracuse. Bob was a family man who loved spending time at the lake with his wife, children and grandchildren.

Bob is survived by his wife, Sherry Doherty; two daughters, Anita (Martin) Dunn and Katy (Tim) Thirkettle; son, Joey (Yei Sol Woo) Doherty; four grandchildren, Joshua Dunn, Eliza Beth Thirkettle, Jessica Thirkettle and Stephanie Thirkettle; mother, Marie Doherty; three sisters, Karen (Gary) Parke, Pam (Dave) DeKonick and Linda (Tim) Travis.

He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Brian Doherty.

There will be a time of visitation with the family Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Eastlund Funeral Home, Syracuse.

Services will take place Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Andrews United Methodist Church with one hour of calling prior to the service.

Interment will follow at Covington Memorial Gardens in Fort Wayne.