Entered into rest on 6/24/13 at his home in Arkansas. Per his request, we have delayed the announcement one year. He is preceded in death by his parents Bob Doherty and Lois Shanahan and nephew Zachary Ratliff. He is survived by his sons James and Joseph Doherty (WA) and Joe's five children. Sisters, Sue Doherty, Sandy Bertolani (Alan) and Paula Morgan (Steve). He was the favorite, crazy, cool uncle to four nephews, one niece, two great nieces and one great nephew who shares Bobby's birth date. Bob graduated from Montgomery High School in 1968. He was an Army veteran, serving his time in Germany. His job as a machinist for Union Pacific took him from Richmond to Colorado and ending in Arkansas where he retired after 32 years of service. He made many friends over the years, most dear to him were Reny and Marie Neal, Juan Perez and Rod O'Shields, who were the epitome of good neighbors - Bob said they were more than good neighbors, he was proud to call them friends. We miss Bobby, his strength, laughter, that twinkle in his eyes, and the all too unique common sense he was always willing to share. A celebration of life will be held 6/21/14 1-4 p.m. Contact Sandy Bertolani at 707-887-1679 for more information.
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Published Online in the Press Democrat from June 15 to June 21, 2014