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George "Jeff" Dougherty

January 4, 1941 - March 18, 2022

George Jeffrey Dougherty, 81, of Wheeling, passed away on March 18, 2022 at the Wheeling Hospital-WVU Medicine of Wheeling, WV

He was born on January 4, 1941 to Raymond and Naomi (Oliver) Dougherty in Benwood, WV. George worked as a Parts Manager for Straub Automotive.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers: Ray, Wayne, and Fred.

George is survived by his wife of 55 years, Rebecca “Becky” Dougherty, two Daughters: Lori Dougherty of Wheeling, WV and Heidi (Dan) Nickischer of Douglassville, PA; son, Rick (Michelle) Dougherty of Washington, PA; grandchildren: Alexa Nickischer, Colin Dougherty, four brothers: Frank (Mary Ann) Dougherty, David (Max) Dougherty, Jim (Sue) Dougherty, Larry (Leslie) Dougherty; sister, Sharon (Lairl) Westfall, sisters-in-law: Karen, Lois Jean, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He graduated from Sherrard High School in 1958. He worked for Straubs as a parts manager and retired in 2006.

He was a Catholic by faith and a member of the Knights of Columbus.

He loved being with his family, building and fixing things, and summer days working in the yard.

Friends and family will be received on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home – Elm Grove Chapel, Wheeling, WV.

A Knights of Columbus Service will be held at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, March 22, 2022. A vigil service will be following, beginning at 7:00 pm at the Elm Grove Funeral home with Fr. Joseph Mandokkara officiating.

A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 10:00 am at the Our Lady of Peace – Wheeling, WV with Fr. Joseph Mandokkara as celebrant.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Peace Parish at TMCFunding.com

Altmeyer Funeral Home – Wheeling Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Dougherty family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.AltmeyerFuneralHomes.com

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location:

Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel

154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003


Service Information

Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Time: 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Location:

Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel

154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003

Vigil Service


Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location:

Our Lady of Peace Church

2 Allendale Road
Wheeling, WV 26003

Funeral Mass


Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Time: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Location:

Halcyon Hills Memorial Gardens

Sherrard, WV 26038


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