Richard A. “Dick” Dougherty
July 30, 1936 - December 4, 2021
Richard A. “Dick” Dougherty, age 85, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Saturday, December 4, 2021.
Born in Wilmington, DE, on July 30, 1936, Dick worked as a yardman for Anchor Motor Freight for many years, until his retirement. He was a life member of the Minquadale Fire Company, which was his world. Dick will be forever remembered as a man who would help out anyone in need, and was admired in his community for his kindness.
In addition to his parents, Dick was preceded in death by his loving wife, Tula Dougherty; son, Richard “Ricky” Dougherty; and brother, Roger “Punkin” Dougherty. He is survived by his children, Renee Grajewski (Mark), Kimberly Spence, Shelly Dougherty, Wayne Lambert (Terry), and Gary Lambert; 14 grandchildren, including Kaylee Prentice, whom he raised as his daughter; 14 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Dick’s memory to Minquadale Fire Company, P.O. Box 647, Manor Branch, New Castle, DE 19720.