- May 19, 1937 - January 23, 2013
- Tampa, Florida
of Robert's Passing
- In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tampa Bay Estuary Program, Give a Day for the Bay, in memory of Robert Dougherty, by clicking on the "Add special instruction to recipient" link before finalizing your payment.
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“Scott and I only knew Bob through the Tampa Power Squadron, but we have many fond memories. He took us both through the instructor course, he was the...Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: Anna Morris - Tampa, FL
“I'm another high school classmate who was forturnate to be able to reconnect with one of the greatest guys I still remembered after 50 years.
We ...Read More »
2 of 23 | Posted by: Stan Hobbs - Prescott, AZ
“I was lucky meet Bob during his recent visit to Cleveland. I liked him immediately and could tell he was a great guy. My sympathies to the Dougherty...Read More »
3 of 23 | Posted by: Bob Shepherd - Rocky River, OH
“So, so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing, Janet. Please let the rest of your family know they will be in my prayers.
4 of 23 | Posted by: Cindy Coriell Hockaden - FL
“We are so sad to hear of Bob's passing. Bob was a great guy. He will be missed by his friends.
5 of 23 | Posted by: Bruce & Dianne Bouvier - Tampa, FL
“Thanks Bob for making me your friend in less than 120 minutes. You will be remembered as being a man that I would most like to emulate. Don Parrish
6 of 23 | Posted by: Don Parrish - Veince, FL - Friend
“Bob was one of those special teachers of safe boating. To see him instruct was a special treat as he guided students into seeing the points that he...Read More »
7 of 23 | Posted by: Georgte J Martin - Belleair Beach, FL
“To the Dougherty Family:My thoughts and prayers to the family. I've had the privilege to work with Heather for the last few years. She is an...Read More »
8 of 23 | Posted by: Michelle Angelozzi - Stow, OH
“Bob you will be missed and 27 years of working with you just passed too fast.
9 of 23 | Posted by: Tom OMalley - clearwater, FL
“Mr.D was a large part of the joy at West Tampa. He had a way of making everyone feel special! No one will ever fill the shoes of Super C.
10 of 23 | Posted by: cowles-e - Tampa, FL
“He might not be with us any longer,but his memories will forever live in our hearts.
11 of 23 | Posted by: Rebeca Camejo - Tampa, FL
“Your wit will eternally live on through "the girls" and their children! A remarkable gift.
12 of 23 | Posted by: Deb Dana - Dayton, OH
“truly he will be missed on so many levels.
13 of 23 | Posted by: john orr - Tampa, FL - friend
“I am happy to say that I had the opportunity to know Mr. D. He will forever be reminder at West Tampa Elementary School.
14 of 23 | Posted by: Jason Rabe - Valrico, FL - friend
15 of 23 | Posted by: Mary Jo Malizia - Tampa, FL
“Although I only knew Mr. D for a short period of time, I often think back to him singing for us at Andrea's retirement party last year. There wasn't...Read More »
16 of 23 | Posted by: Adrian Almodovar - Tampa, FL
“"Compassion, generosity, intelligence and wit" -- sums Mr. D up so well. I am going to miss him here in the library where he volunteered with our...Read More »
17 of 23 | Posted by: Sherri Ferstl - Tampa, FL
“Mr. D. was always so good to the children of West Tampa Elementary. His kindness, patience, and generous spirit warmed the place. He will be missed...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: SarahJayn Kemp - Tampa, FL
We are sorry to hear of your dad's passing and simply wanted you to know your in our thoughts and prayer's.
God bless everyone in your...Read More »
19 of 23 | Posted by: Brad & Terri Leavitt - Syracuse, UT
“Sorry to hear about Bobs passing, but I still have many wonderful memory's...
20 of 23 | Posted by: John w. cox - Grosse Ile, MI
“I was so sorry to learn of Bob's passing. He was one of the kindest men I ever knew and a terrific employer. He will be missed. Christine Mattana
21 of 23 | Posted by: Christine Mattana - Clearwater, FL
“As with your family, I will deeply miss Bob. I was honored to have Bob as a friend. Bob was always there for me and the children at West Tampa...Read More »
22 of 23 | Posted by: Ronald O. Smith - Largo, FL
“A brilliant mind, a sparkling wit, a huge heart, and a wonderful friend. The world has lost a great man and is a dimmer, colder place today.Our...Read More »
23 of 23 | Posted by: Neva and Lloyd Tabb - Clearwater, FL
Dougherty, Robert Alan, 75, of Tampa, passed away January 23, 2013. Bob was raised in Cleveland, Ohio, and moved to Tampa in 1987. He was respected by many and known for his compassion, generosity, intelligence, and wit. He loved to travel and spent much of his spare time volunteering for causes for which he felt passionate. Bob was an attorney at law, most recently practicing at the law offices of O'Malley and Wolfe, P.A. He graduated from Princeton University in 1958 and received his law degree from Case Western Reserve University. Bob is survived by his loving wife, Deborah Dougherty; his four daughters ("The Girls"), Janet (John) Coriell, Jennifer Lee (Mark Johnson) Dougherty, Holly (Robbie) Riechers, and Heather Anne Dougherty; beloved stepson, Kyle Christensen; grandchildren, Amanda Marie Riechers, James Robert Riechers, Katie Coriell, Daniel Coriell, Douglas Duy Dougherty Johnson, Stephan (Samantha) Riechers, Mason Coriell, Benjamin Coriell; and brother, Daniel (Mary) Dougherty. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Anne Dougherty, and his sister, Dana Preston. Bob was a member of the American Bar Association and the United States Power Squadrons, and a volunteer at West Tampa Elementary School. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tampa Bay Estuary Program, Give a Day for the Bay, in memory of Robert Dougherty (www.tbep.org or 263 13th Avenue South, Suite 350, St. Petersburg, Florida, 33701). A gathering to celebrate Bob's life will be scheduled at a later date. Please view and sign our online guestbook at www.blountcurrywest.com.