Dennis Wilson Dougherty “Doc”, 74, of Wilmington, Delaware passed away at home with his loving family by his side on September 26, 2021.
Doc was born in Wilmington, Delaware to Howard and Eula Dougherty. He was a proud 1965 graduate of Claymont High School and served in the Air Force. During his service he met his wife, JoAnn Bosch. They married in June 1970 and had three beautiful daughters. He retired after 37 years as an Ironworker from General Chemical. Although many would argue his true profession was delivering a joke. He enjoyed race car driving, riding motorcycles, bowling, and boating. During retirement he enjoyed spending time at all of his clubs: the Delaware Veterans Club, AMVETS, Moose, Eagles, VFW, American Legion, and the ROMEO (Retired Old Men Eating Out) Club.
Doc was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Eula Dougherty and his brother, Robert Dougherty.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, JoAnn, daughters Nicole Masci (Greg), Carrie Pini (Carlo), and Melissa Dougherty. Grandchildren Kylee, Elizabeth, Michael, Emily, Angelina, AJ, and Nicholas.
Visitation will be held on Friday, October 1, 2021 at 11-12:30 pm at Chandler Funeral Home, 2506 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803. A brief prayer service will begin at 12:30 pm. Masks are required. Burial is private on a later date.