Mr. Robert Alan "Bob" Dougherty
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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 paddling safety officer at the annual cardboard boat race, he studied junior navigation with me and he was one of my favorite subjects to photograph. When he found out that Scott makes wine and that bottles were an expense, he rounded up several cases of empties and delivered them to our house. We'll miss his unique brand of humor, his smile and his laughter.

Posted by: Anna Morris - Tampa, FL - Fellow Power Squadron Member   Apr 01, 2013

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 'talked' computer until he retired, about the old days, the guys and some of girls too. One of a best.

Rest in Peace, Bob, you've earned it.

Posted by: Stan Hobbs - Prescott, AZ - Anothr high school classmate   Feb 23, 2013

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 Girls, family members and friends of Bob Dougherty. Bob

Posted by: Bob Shepherd - Rocky River, OH - the "Shepherd"   Feb 20, 2013

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.

Posted by: Cindy Coriell Hockaden - Palm Beach, FL - Sister to John Coriell, Janet's   Feb 06, 2013

We are so sad to hear of Bob's passing. Bob was a great guy. He will be missed by his friends.

Posted by: Bruce & Dianne Bouvier - Tampa, FL - Friend   Jan 31, 2013

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

Posted by: Don Parrish - Veince, FL - Friend   Jan 30, 2013

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 wanted them to remember. A better friend and example of the true gentleman, you would never find.

Posted by: Georgte J Martin - Belleair Beach, FL - Fellow Power Squadron Member   Jan 30, 2013

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 incredibly hard worker and so dedicated to what she does. Her daddy was everything to her.

Posted by: Michelle Angelozzi - Stow, OH - I work with Heather   Jan 30, 2013

Bob you will be missed and 27 years of working with you just passed too fast.

Posted by: Tom OMalley - clearwater, FL - Friend and collegue   Jan 29, 2013

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.

Posted by: cowles-e - Tampa, FL   Jan 29, 2013