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Wallace Leonard Daugherty, 91, of Parks Twp. (Armstrong County), Child of God, was called home to the Loving arms of our Lord Jesus Christ on Tuesday, June 20, 2023 at Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights, Harrison Twp.
He was born in North Apollo, PA on October 21, 1931 to the late Wallace Leech and Mary Grace (Shaffer) Daugherty. After serving in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, he spent the remainder of his life living in the Vandergrift/Parks Township area near his family.
He was a dedicated member of the St. Paul’s Highfield Lutheran Church, Parks Twp., Kiskiminetas Lodge # 617 Free and Accepted Masons, American Legion Post #114, and the Apollo-Spring Church Sportsman’s Club. In addition, Wally loved to hunt and fish with family and dear friends.
A Graduate of Slippery Rock State Teachers College, he taught 10th grade biology at Vandergrift High School then Kiski Area High School for 34 years, prior to his retirement in 1990.
After his retirement, he and his Dear Wife Sallylou traveled extensively throughout North America.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his sons, Kevin P. (Deborah) Daugherty of Apollo, Brian L. (Pam) Daugherty of Valencia, his daughter, Sheryl L. (Richard) Chesonis of Homer City, his grandchildren, Erin (Trever) Talberg, Cameron (Aimee) Daugherty, Megan (Bryan) Kelly, Sean (Claire) Daugherty, his two precious great- grandchildren, Owen Daugherty, Sylvia Kelly, his brothers, David W. (Betty) Daugherty of Elderton and Leslie A. (Christina “Tina”) Daugherty of Spring Church.
Wallace was preceded in death by his parents, mentioned above, his loving and devoted wife of 60 years, Sallylou “Sally” (Riggle) Daugherty on October 22, 2016, his sister, Grace Aldene McIlwain and his brother Donald E. Daugherty.
Family and friends will be received on from 2-4 & 6-8 PM on Monday, June 26th and on Tuesday, June 27th from 10 AM until the time of funeral ceremonies at 11 AM in the St. Paul’s Highfield Lutheran Church, 1595 Dime Road, Vandergrift (Parks Twp.). His interim pastor, Reverend Christine A. Bridge will officiate. Military Honors will be accorded following the funeral at the church by the Vandergrift Veterans Honor Guard. A Masonic Service will be held at 6:30 PM on Monday evening in the church by the Kiskiminetas Lodge # 617 F. & A.M. Burial will take place on a later date in the church cemetery, Parks Twp. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Dennis J. Daugherty Funeral Home, 324 Fourth Street, Freeport, (724-295-3100).
In Lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Highfield Lutheran Church, 1595 Dime Road, Vandergrift, PA 15690.
To leave a condolence, please visit www.daughertyfh.com.