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1973 Timothy 2024

Timothy William Dougherty

May 14, 1973 — January 23, 2024

Timothy William Dougherty, age 50, of White Oak, PA, died on Tuesday, January 23, 2024. He was born in Sacramento, CA on May 14, 1973 and is the son of Scarlet A. Cornelius Dougherty of White Oak, PA and the late William P. Dougherty, who died on April 18, 2022.

In addition to his mother, Tim is survived by his siblings, Christopher Dougherty of White Oak, PA; Stephanie (Christopher) Elash of White Oak, PA; niece, Makayla Elash; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

In addition to his father, Tim was preceded in death by his nephew, Tyler Elash.

Tim wore many hats throughout life. He was active in live theater through high school and beyond. He attended Point Park University, where he studied performing arts.

Tim left Pennsylvania and took a job at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, working as a director for human resources. After leaving Yellowstone, he took a job at Scotty’s Castle, again in human resources.

He then went on to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, where he held many different positions.

He left there for Universal Studios as a ride operator.

Tim was very involved with the Halloween productions at Universal Studios and at Yellowstone National Park.

After many years away, Tim returned to McKeesport where he took a position with Alco parking. He left there for a position at the YMCA in McKeesport.

His final place of employment was with the human resources department at Bakery Square in East Liberty.

Tim was active in the McKeesport Little Theater, the Grand Theater in Elizabeth, and he even had a lead role as Edna Turnblad in the production of Hairspray at CCAC in West Mifflin.

Tim’s favorite holiday was Halloween. He loved hosting and decorating for lavish Halloween parties.

As much as Tim loved a good party with family and friends, he also enjoyed a quiet night playing Scabble or watching TV with loved ones.

Tim’s laughter and big heart will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

An open house memorial will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2024 from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the White Oak American Legion Post 701, 2813 Capitol Street, White Oak, PA 15131. Please stop in and share your favorite story about Tim with his mom and siblings.

Service arrangements are being handled by Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177).

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Service Schedule

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Open House Memorial

Saturday, February 3, 2024

2:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

White Oak American Legion Post 701

2813 Capitol Street, White Oak, PA 15131

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