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Obituary for Donald L. Daugherty

Donald L. “Doc” Daugherty, age 87, of Chambersburg, passed away on Wednesday evening, January 27, 2021 at the Chambersburg Hospital. Born December 29, 1933 in Falls Creek, PA, he was the son of the late James D. and Kathryn (Swanger) Daugherty.

A 1952 graduate of DuBois Area Senior High School, Donald honorably served in the U.S. Navy as an Airman 1st Class from 1955 to 1957. He worked as an installation and repair technician at the National Institutes of Health and retired from C & P Telephone Company after 33 years of service. He and his wife are members of the Marion United Methodist Church, where they sang in the choir and were members of the visitation team. Doc especially enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking, ping-pong, collecting antiques, and outdoor activities. Always ready with a kind word, a joke, or a helping hand, Doc cherished the time he spent with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Mona (Soyster) Daugherty, whom he married on November 28, 1953; son, James Daugherty (Deborah) and daughter Linda Wallis; eight grandchildren, Jimmy, Andrew, Stephen, Casey, Kathy, Joe, Will, and Sallie; and two great-grandchildren Hudson and Calvin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Ina Irene (Daugherty) Anderson.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Chambersburg, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to the Marion United Methodist Church, 94 Colorado St. Marion, PA 17235.

Memories and condolences may be shared on Donald’s Book of Memories Page at