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Grant Allen DaughertyAugust 9, 1931 ~ June 28, 2017 (age 85)
Grant Allen Daugherty, 85, of Tarrtown died on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, in ACMH Hospital.
He was born on Aug. 9, 1931, in Ford City to the late Albert Monroe and Ruth L. (Sellers) Daugherty.
Grant graduated from Ford City High School class of 1949. After high school, he got a job in Washington D.C. fingerprinting for the F.B.I. until 1951. Mr. Daugherty then joined the U.S. Navy in 1951 and was stationed in Japan during the Korean Conflict on the USS Bayfield Transport Ship. He then married Joan Arlene Martin on June 26, 1955.
Grant then attended and graduated from Pittsburgh Technical Institute in 1967, with a degree in industrial management engineering.
Mr. Daugherty then was employed by numerous businesses including, PPG, Glenshaw Glass, Addelson’s Scrap, Jeannette Glass, Numec, and 30 years with Eljer. After retiring in 1995, he then worked 10 years for Aire-Ride.
He was a member of the Ford Memorial United Methodist Church; where he also belonged to the Methodist Men’s Group. He also liked to help with the care and share shop at church, and making the pancakes for the pancake and sausage dinners the church had.
Grant was an assistant Scoutmaster with Troop 655 from 1980- 1982 and then Scoutmaster with Troop 655 1982-1986.
Mr. Daugherty was a past member of Ford City Rifle Team, East Franklin Sportsmen
Club, and a member of the NRA.
He was an avid hunter and golfer. He enjoyed hunting with his three sons and grandkids. He liked doing crossword puzzles, gardening, and doing yard work. He liked to watch the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers and to go fishing at times. Grant liked going on bike rides on trails, going on golfing trips to South Carolina, and his trips to Virginia to see his grandkids.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory, three sons, Allen Daugherty of Fishersville, Va.; James (Tracie) Daugherty of Kittanning, and Samuel Daugherty of Tarrtown; grandchildren, Timothy, Rachel, and Christopher; and great-grandchildren, Daylan and Annabel.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Joan Daugherty, who passed away in 2014; grandson, Thomas Daugherty, who passed away in 1999; and a sister, who died in infancy.
Family and friends are welcome to attend a funeral service on Saturday, July 1, 2017, at 10 a.m. in the Kennedy & Blodgett Funeral Home, 253 N. Grant Ave., Kittanning with the Rev. Ali Berkey officiating. Burial will then follow in Lawn Haven Burial Estates, Worthington. Memorial contributions may be made to Ford Memorial United Methodist Church, 1024 Fourth Ave. Ford City, Pa. 16226.