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Gerald A. Dougherty, age 58, of Philadelphia passed away on December 29, 2018 after a brief, acute illness. Gerald was born in Delaware County, July 22, 1960 to Margaret (McNulty) Dougherty and Robert Dougherty. Gerald spent his adult life as a chef, cooking from the east coast to the west but most recently employed with BTC Foods, a company that embraced him as family. When not cooking, Gerald would most likely be seen casting a rod wherever fish could be found, with luck, Cape May.
Gerald is dearly missed by his wife Gailen and their two sons Aedan , 16 and Dylan, 14. Beloved son of Margaret (McNulty) Dougherty and the late Robert Dougherty, loving brother of Rob (Pat) Dougherty, Karen (Steve Seidenberg) Dougherty, Maureen Dougherty, Colleen (Phil) Bronstein, Christine Simeone, Terry Dougherty, Meg (Joe) Kubiak, Kevin (MaryAnn) Dougherty, Mary (Steve) Ewing. Also survived by many nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews and countless friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to his Funeral Mass 11:00 AM Saturday, January 5, 2019 at St. Patrick's Church, 242 S. 20th St., Phila, PA 19104 where friends may call 10-10:45 AM at the church. Interment private.
In lieu of flowers family request contributions be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund, Penn Medicine Development Alumni Relations, 3535 Market Street, Suite 759, Phila., PA 19104.
Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund, Penn Medicine Development Alumni Relations
3535 Market Street, Suite 759, Philadelphia PA 19104