Henry Thomas "Hank" Dougherty
1957 - 2015
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Dr. Henry "Hank" Thomas Dougherty died peacefully Saturday, May 9, 2015. Service: Mass of Christian Burial at 4 p.m. Monday, May 18, at Holy Family Catholic Church. Interment: Herkimer, N.Y. Memorials: St. Peregrine's Crusaders, The UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, myFundraising: crusade, Box 4470, Houston, Texas 77210-4470. Henry Thomas Dougherty was born Oct. 28, 1957, to James Eugene Sr. and Ann Theresa Goldsmith Dougherty at the U.S. Naval Air Base in Warwick, Bermuda. The family soon after moved to Herkimer, N.Y. Hank earned a B.S. in nursing from the State University of New York, a master's in health science and a doctorate in nurse anesthesia practice from Texas Wesleyan University. Hank and Jean Elizabeth Ball were married June 30, 1984. In 1987, Hank and Jean moved to Fort Worth where he worked for Harris Methodist downtown while completing his education. In 1997, he joined Kaiser Permanente in Portland, Ore,, where they lived until they returned to Fort Worth in 2009. Hank then came back to Harris retiring after a few years. Hank was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army and a lifetime member of VFW Post 4915 in Herkimer. He enjoyed his work as a clinician and gave back to his profession through teaching. Hank "lived life large" and enjoyed hunting, fishing, brewing and spending countless hours with his family and friends. Hank was preceded in death by his sister, Joan Dougherty. Survivors: His wife of 30 years, Jean Elizabeth Dougherty; brother, James E. Dougherty Jr.; and nephews and nieces, Matthew Dougherty, Meagan Loncaric, Amelia Anderson, Laurel Younis, Joseph Ball, Elise Ball and Ashley Ball, Michael Wetherbee, Matthew Wetherbee and Brianna Wetherbee.

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Published in Star-Telegram on May 16, 2015.
Mass of Christian Burial
04:00 PM
Holy Family Catholic Church.
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July 13, 2015
Jean, I had no idea this happened. What a shocker. You two were so much in love and did so much together in life together. I'm sure you are devastated. I'm so sorry. Perhaps our paths will cross at some point Jean. You take care. Pati Lipsey
June 25, 2015
Sad news... I probably haven't seen Henry since graduating with him from high school. Sounds like he took the good guy he was and really grew into someone wonderful. My thoughts with his family... celebrate the life that was his!
Michael Yelle
May 18, 2015
Respect, love, and gratitude for Hank's presence here on the Earth. His influence will live on in those he knew, loved, and taught. A well earned rest from a hard fought battle, I rejoice that you are now at His side and know only pain-free peace.
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that he touched.
Becky Dagg
May 17, 2015
It was a pleasure to have your friendship for so many years. Thank you for your service to our country and our anesthesia profession. You were loved by many, and you will be missed. You fought a long and hard battle after your cancer diagnosis. Now you can rest in peace. We will meet again one day one the other side.
Lynn Wilson
May 15, 2015
Hank was a great man and a kind man. His positive attitude and smile will always be with me.
He will be greatly missed by the many CRNA's he helped to educate.
Rest in peace my friend, see ya on the other side. :))
Connie Hahn, CRNA
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