Donald D. Daugherty
1950 - 2020
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Donald David Daugherty, 70, of Scottdale, passed away at 7:28 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. Don was born Sept. 12, 1950, in Connellsville, a son of the late George Henry and Ellen Marie (Cassidy) Daugherty. Don was married to Terri (Kuhns) Daugherty, who passed away April 28, 2018. Don was a devoted father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother. He was a retired master sergeant with the PA National Guard with more than 20 years service, and a former police officer for Scottdale Borough. A graduate of Southmoreland High School, Class of 1968, Don enjoyed serving as a referee for organized basketball and softball. He also was an avid golfer and fisherman who took pleasure in camping and traveling, watching golf and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Don will be sadly missed by his loving family: his two children, Sandra Shifflett and husband, John, of Scottdale, and Donald Daugherty and wife, Jenny, of Mt. Pleasant, and their mother, Elaine Daugherty; his stepdaughter, Julie Fisher and husband, Jeremy; his six grandchildren, Cynthia Janos (Joshua), Jessica Smith (Kevin), Anna Davis, Kailyn Daugherty, Gage Daugherty and JT Shifflett; his three stepgrandchildren, Maddox, Stella and Willow; his three great-grandchildren, Ella, Bristol and Jameson; his brother, Thomas Daugherty and wife, Linda, of Hunker; his sister-in-law, Marsha Daugherty, of Hunker; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, Don was preceded in death by his brother, George William "Bill" Daugherty, Dec. 20, 2018. Personalized arrangements are under the professional supervision of the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale (724-887-5300 / www.fergusonfunerals.com / GPS: N40 degrees 06.136, W79 degrees 35.278). Family and friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 10 to 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday. Final resting place will be in Scottdale Cemetery. Full military honors will be bestowed by the joint PA National Guard and Recruitment Services. The family expresses appreciation to the heart and vascular unit at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital for their loving care! Memorials may be made to Disabled Veterans at www.dav.org. Love Lasts Forever!


Published in Greensburg Tribune Review on Oct. 17, 2020.
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October 19, 2020
My condolences to Don’s family
Rick Parfitt
Friend
October 18, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. Your Referee body Redman
Melvin Redman
Friend
October 18, 2020
Don was my first contact when I arrived in Florida. I wanted to referee basketball and he became my mentor. He found out that I also umpired softball and convinced me to join that also. He was a patient ( and sometimes not) mentor but he guided me through and allowed me to take on some Association responsibilities.
We also shared off the floor enjoyment such as golf and watching football. He convinced me to be a Steelers supporter. I also learned some "new" golfing terms from him. All was in the best of humor!
To say I have lost a good friend would be an understatement!
God Speed!!
Wayne Lewis
Friend
October 18, 2020
Hello, about 13 years ago, I was given Don’s number to ask about officiating as a snowbird from Iowa. He was all business but very supportive (once I passed his on site evaluation!!)
Until he retired from Lake Region officials and for a year or two after, we kept in touch during off season. He was a good man. He helped me be a better official. My thoughts are with his family. Rest in Peace Don.
Ted Wernimont
Friend
October 17, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
ROSE MOST
Friend
October 17, 2020
I have many childhood memories of Don, his mom and dad, and his brothers. He was the rambunctious one. God be with his family and friends. Prayers to you all.
Judy Bayse
Family
October 17, 2020
Eternal Affection Arrangement- BASKET INCLUDED
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Walter Laverick
October 17, 2020
A good friend , golfing buddy, ...Great Basketball Ref and Softball Umpire A lot of Funny stories to share.. One story Don ( we called him double D ) hit a ball out of the fairway onto the green about 30 feet from the cup. As he hit the ball out of the fairway about 125 yards to the green his buddy Wayne said that's Good Don. Well DD walked up to the green and picked up the ball, We asked him why he was picking up the ball, He said Wayne said that was good, put a birdie on my score card!!!
Wally Laverick
Friend
October 17, 2020
Our family sends our sympathies to the family. Don was a wonderful man and excellent policeman.Our father was the Justice of the Peace, and he always praised Don’s work ethic and friendship. Sue (Briercheck) Stoner
Susan Stoner
Acquaintance
October 17, 2020
My sincere and heartfelt prayers for Don’s family and friends!
Jeanne Lynn Kiss
Friend
October 17, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
ROSE MOST
Friend
October 16, 2020
Sandy, Donnie, and families I am saddened to learn of Don’s passing. He will be dearly missed by all.
Cindy Morgan Boley
Friend
October 16, 2020
We were sorry to hear that our friend Don passed away. He was a great guy whom we became friends with when he and my husband Bill refereed basketball together. He did get up here to visit us in Canada and we all fished together.
Lana and Bill Latchford
Friend
October 16, 2020
Dear Don and family,
Cheryl and I extend our deepest sympathy on the loss of your dad and my friend Doc. The passing of a parent is one of the biggest losses that can be suffered by anyone. May God be with you as you journey through this time of grief.

Doc and I shared many memorable times at work and on the golf course. I remember the time he tried to chip his ball over a lake and didn’t make it. He got so frustrated that he threw his golf club in the lake. Unfortunately, it stuck straight up with the handle sticking out of the water. Yep, you guessed it, he decided to go get it! He rolled his pants up and took a step. The water wasn’t two feet deep as he had believed. He sunk up to his waist! I could not control myself as I fell down laughing. All he could say was, “You know left hand clubs are hard to find!” Or the time he was driving our golf cart and went racing down the fairway after a light rain. He jammed on the brakes, spun the cart around three times and we landed in a sand trap. We were both laughing so hard. His response was, “I always had trouble with sand traps!”
I will always remember the hundreds of experiences and good memories with Doc. I can only hope that telling you this can strengthen you and your family during this sad time.

With our greatest sympathy,
Ernie and Cheryl Mosemann
Ernie Mosemann
Friend
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