Eugene Dougherty

Eugene "Gene" Dougherty, 89, a Scranton resident, formerly of the Bellevue section and also formerly of Brockway, Jefferson County, died Sunday at the Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania. His wife of 62 years is the former Mary Watson.

Born in the Bellevue section of Scranton, he was the son of the late William and Anna Ruddy Dougherty and was a member of Holy Cross Church until its closing. He was also a member of St. Tobias Church in Brockway. Gene attended West Scranton High School and was an Army veteran of World War II, having served in the Rhineland. He was a former member of the Elks Club and also served as an usher at St. Peter's Cathedral. Before retirement, he was employed as a men's clothing salesman for Schreiber's, Racussin's and the Country Club Men's Shop, all of Scranton.

Gene was a truly loving and devoted husband, father, son, brother, uncle, neighbor and friend. His kind and gentle ways, his deep and unwavering faith and his willingness to extend help to anyone in need were ever present throughout his life. Gene will be deeply missed but always fondly remembered by all his family and friends.

Also surviving are a daughter, Marianne Dougherty of Sigel, Jefferson County; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mary O'Connor and Ann Popish; and five brothers, Bernard, Robert, Joseph, William and Paul Doughtery.

The funeral will be Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. from Neil W. Regan Funeral Home Inc., 1900 Pittston Ave., Scranton, with Mass at 10 in St. Peter's Cathedral, Scranton, to be celebrated by the Rev. Philip Altavilla. Interment, private at the convenience of the family at Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton.

Friends may Tuesday 5 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road, South Abington Twp., PA 18411.

Published in Scranton Times on Jan. 14, 2013