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Robert Edward Doheny

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BOLTON LANDING, NY Robert Edward Doheny was born April 15, 1927 in Boston, MA. and died on April 15, 2009. Bob was the son of Rose Esther [Nolan] and Edward F. Doheny of Milford, MA. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and later did graduate work in economics at the University of Massachusetts. Bob served his country twice, in the Navy at the end of World War II, and in the Army during the Korean Conflict. In the early 1950s he was stationed in Huntsville, AL, working on the rocket and missile development program at the Redstone Arsenal. Bob worked as an engineer for the Shell Oil Company before going into business for himself. In 1960 he moved his family to Ballston Spa. NY where the Doheny Oil Corporation was established and is still family owned and operated in the Ballston Spa and Glens Falls areas today. Curly, a nickname used by friends and family, enjoyed woodworking, photography, and auto racing. He downhill skied into his 80s, but his true passion was SCUBA diving. In addition to diving throughout the Lake George region, he dove up and down the east coast as well as the Caribbean, Hawaii and Micronesia. He was particularly interested in historical research and dove on sites ranging from French and Indian War batteaus to WWII submarines. He was a founding member and past president of the Adirondack Underwater Explorers and received the Life Time Achievement Award from the Hartford Gillman Scuba Club. Bob is survived by: his wife of 56 years, H. Winona Doheny, daughter, K.W. Doheny-Farina, son Richard E. Doheny and his wife Mary, son Steven B. Doheny and his wife Nanette, grandsons: Matthew, Bryan, and Buck, granddaughters: Katherine, Elizabeth, and Shelby, and his favorite dog, Cleo. At Bobs request, there will be no calling hours. A remembrance of his life will be held for family and friends at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to: Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Singleton-Healy Funeral Home, 407 Bay Road, Queensbury, NY 12804. Online condolences can be made at www.scott-barbieri.co.
Published in Milford Daily News on Apr. 17, 2009
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