In Memory

Joe Dougherty

Joe Dougherty

Joseph "Joe" Dougherty, III 
(January 7, 1956 - September 5, 2017) 

LAFAYETTE ~ It is with sadness that we announce that Joseph "Joe" John Dougherty, III, age 61, passed away on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at his home in Lafayette, Louisiana. He was born and raised in Hazleton, PA. Joe moved to Lafayette at the age of 20 and has been employed with PHI, Inc. for 41 years.

He is survived by his mother, Lois Selph; father, Joseph Dougherty II; two sisters, Pam Dougherty and Penny Onore (and husband Lou); one brother, Jeff Dougherty (and wife Karen); 4 children: Casey, Kelly, Levi, and Isabelle, and their mother Linda Dougherty.

Besides his enthusiasm for his career, he enjoyed motorcycles, playing pool, golf, shooting, and spending time with friends.

He will be deeply missed.

A private service will be held at a later date.


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09/14/17 02:57 AM #1    

Karen L. Martinkovic

After all this, and I still can't believe it. So glad many of us luckily got the chance to reconnect with Joe after all these years and now... Life is just too short and tomorrow is never guaranteed. Well, "Spirit in the Sky," see ya when we see ya!*

*and for the rest of us - well, we better see ya at our 45th Reunion next year! 

09/17/17 03:56 PM #2    

Michael (Lennie) Saleeba

RIP Joe..........You will be missed!

10/09/17 07:06 PM #3    

Karen L. Martinkovic

Expressions of Sympathy can be made here on our In Memory page, and to the family at the following websites:   Melancon Funeral Home  and 

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