Robert James Dougherty

Born: Fri., Sep. 14, 1951
Died: Fri., Dec. 21, 2018

Time of Remembrance

Fri., Dec. 28, 2018
Location: Heyl Funeral Home


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Dec. 28, 2018
Location: Heyl Funeral Home

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Robert James Dougherty “Bob” age 67 of Ashland, passed away Friday, December 21, 2018 at University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center.  He was born September 14, 1951 in Ashland, the son of the late Heber and Leora (Urie) Dougherty.  He had been a lifelong resident of Ashland.  Bob had been employed with Precision Latex as the Plant Manager for 20 years; he later worked for Abbott Labs for 8 years, later retired from Walmart where he worked in the hardware department.


Bob was a faithful Christian with a strong faith and read his Bible every day.  He was a very humble man, hard worker, always kind and selfless with a wonderful sense of humor.  He was an Avid fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes. Bob was an animal lover, enjoyed fishing and most enjoyed attending his Grandchildren’s events.   Bob was dearly loved and will be greatly missed; he made a huge difference in all of his family’s lives.

Survivors include his daughter, Michelle (Joseph) Dougherty- Salmons of Ashland; sons, James (Belinda) Dougherty of Ashland, and Matthew Dougherty of Ashland; his 9 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; sisters, Judy (Bruce) Morris, and Darlene (Kenneth) Householder; his brother, Rick (Pat) Dougherty; along with several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his daughter, Nicole Cunningham; and brother, Roger Dougherty.

A time of gathering and remembrance will be held at Heyl Funeral Home on Friday, December 28, 2018 from 6 to 8:00 P.M.  The family suggests memorial contributions may be made in Robert’s memory to St. Jude Children’s’ Research Hospital 501 St. Jude PL Memphis, TN 38105 or the Akron Children’s Hospital through

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Esther E
   Posted Fri December 28, 2018
To the family of Robert Dougherty, please accept my sincere condolences for your great loss. The death of a loved one is one of the most difficult challenges we could ever face. This scripture brought me comfort when I lost a loved one and I hope it can do the same for your family. (Psalm 34:18) May God give you comfort and the strength to endure through this difficult time.

Todd Ward
   Posted Fri December 28, 2018


Your in our thoughts and prayers at such a hard time. We are so sorry about your loss. All our love, Todd, Laurie, Tristan and Thomas Ward

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