Anthony Michael Doherty

June 23, 1937 - November 1, 2010

Anthony Michael Doherty, of Plano, Texas, passed away on November 1, 2010. Anthony was born June 23, 1937, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Anthony Michael and Margaret (Shields) Doherty. He grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. On July 8, 1972 Anthony married Loretta Joyce Doherty in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Loretta preceded him in death on October 22, 1997. He later married Darlene Hallows Doherty on February 14, 2001, in Plano, Texas. Anthony enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1955. While proudly serving his country he received medals for the following: Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal With One Device, NCO PME Ribbon With One Device, Army Good Conduct Medal With One Device, Combat Readiness Medal With One Device, Medal for Humane Action, Humanitarian Service Medal With One Device, AF Longevity Service Ribbon With Six Devices, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal With Four Devices, AF Presidential Unit Citation With One Device, AF Outstanding Unit Award With Eleven Devices, RVN Gallantry Cross With Device, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, AF Good Conduct Medal with 7 Devices, Meritorious Service Medal with 1 Device, and AF Commendation Medal With One Device. Anthony was discharged from the service in 1985 after 30 years of service, and retired as a Chief Master Sergeant. He worked for the U.S. Census Bureau until his retirement in 2002. Anthony was the Past Commander of Casey Joyce All America VFW Post # 4380 in Plano, Texas. He enjoyed watching sports and spending time on the computer. He is survived by his wife, Darlene Doherty; sons, John Hall, Shawn Doherty, and Scott Cook; daughter, Shannon Cook; grandchildren, Fletcher Hall, Bridget Hall, Vanessa Torres, Loretta Doherty, Valentina Doherty, and Shawn Edward Doherty, Jr.; great-grandchildren, Ryker Hall, Fletcher Antonio Michael Hall, II, and Arianna Torres; sisters, Frances Pavonarius and husband Tom B., and Sister Patricia Doherty; nephew, Tom A. Pavonarius; niece, Geri-Ann Deputy; and, a host of other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, and wife Loretta. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, November 6, 2010, 1:00 p.m., at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, in Plano, Texas. Interment with full military honors will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park, Allen, Texas. Family and friends are invited to the funeral home at their convenience to pay their respects and to sign the register book on Friday. The family will receive friends at a visitation beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Friday November 5, 2010 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas.

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Have been out of town, just saw this news about Tony. We worked together on and off since the early 1990s at the Census Bureau. Tony was one the most reliable people I have worked with. I am so sorry to hear of his passing and wish only the best for his family as they cope with his loss. Michael Garner, November 11, 2010 I didn't know Tony that well. We played Mafia Wars, he helped me and I helped him. It was an honor to have him in the "family". He was an excellent player. He will be missed. My deepest sympathies to his family. Tammy Marie Sommer, November 9, 2010 To the whole family: Tony and I worked together on Census 1990. He was a valued employee then and later, someone on whom we could always depend. He was smart, efficient, obviously patriotic (!), and a loyal friend. I am proud to have known him, and you were fortunate to be a part of his family. Gail Streun, November 9, 2010 Darlene, I was so sorry to hear the news. Tony and I worked together 10 years ago, and had kept in touch by email since then. Please pass my condolences to all of his family. Be comforted in knowing that he is in a better place. Butch Butch Burgin, November 7, 2010 There are no words to comfort those who are left behind. God has called you home. We enjoyed the good times and fun times spent together with you & Darlene and you will be missed! To the Doherty Family - our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time; Darlene, my prayers are with you! Dennis & Denise Barnes, November 5, 2010 We will miss Tony. Our Thoughts and Prayers are you and your family. Roger & Renay Gingery, November 5, 2010 I know God has welcomed you into his home...we will miss you Tony but I am grateful to have had the honor of being called your friend and as such will always be there for Darlene. Phyllis M King, November 3, 2010 Tony: You will be sorely missed by me and others who knew you. Darlene: May God be with you and keep you also give you the support and understanding that you need at this time. Loyd Keele, November 2, 2010 I did not really know him,we just played "MW" he was a great guy. Prayers to all, God bless. Marilyn Seithel, November 2, 2010 Tony you will be missed, may you rest in Peace and find Eternal Happiness. My thoughts and prayers go for your soul, and for your loved ones that remain here until you are all united once again. Kathleen R Sakorafos, November 2, 2010