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01/17/16 - NNHS Newsletter - Robert Docherty

Robert Docherty
(d. 07 Jan 2016)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   There is more sad news with us today.
  Robert Docherty, brother of Patricia Docherty Weil of VA, James Docherty ('65), and Charlie Docherty, passed away in Newport News on Thursday, January 07, 2016 at the age of 61.

From The Daily Press - 01/17/16:

         Robert Docherty
    NEWPORT NEWS - Robert Docherty "Doc", 61, passed away Thursday, January 7, 2016.

He is survived by his wife Susan; daughter, Heidi Reynolds; two grandchildren; sister, Patricia Weil; and brothers, James and Charlie Docherty.

Robert never met a stranger, had a compassionate spirit, and his humorous, fun-loving personality, kept us laughing to the end. Throughout his illness, he would always say, "It's all good".

Burial will be private.

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Published in Daily Press on January 17, 2016.
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January 16, 2016

My deepest sympathy for your loss. May the God of all comfort grant you peace, comfort and healing during this difficult time. In God's word may the family find the inner peace in knowing God cares in times of distress. (Psalms 72:12-14)
~ Unsigned, Virginia

January 17, 2016
Rest in peace, old friend. We had a lot of fun growing up together with all the Newmarket gang. Glad I got see you a couple of years ago. God bless.

~ Keith Thompson, Newport News, Virginia

January 18, 2016
We love you, Uncle Robert. Jill, Shawn, Aaron, Allison, Madison, Eric, Jonah, Chloe, Noah, Pam, Nicholas, and baby Eleanor. We cherished our time with you. We miss you.

~ Patricia Hodges Weil

January 18, 2016

We love you, Uncle Robert. Jill, Shawn, Aaron, Allison, Madison, Eric, Jonah, Chloe, Noah, Pam, Nicholas, and baby Eleanor. We cherished our time with you. We miss you.

Patricia Docherty Weil
, Newport News, Virginia
January 18, 2016

Robert will be missed by all who knew him. He had a big heart and a tremendous sense of humor. He loved to cook out and cook his butt off. Forgive the pun. Your sister-in-law, Ann Docherty

~ Ann Docherty

January 18, 2016 
Michael and I are so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother.You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

~ Mike and Donna Lawing

January 18, 2016 
So sorry to hear about your loss. You know that God and Jesus are in the best position to comfort us when we lose a loved one in death.

~ T. Griffin

January 22, 2016
  Rest in eternal peace, Robert. You were truly one of a kind, always joking and making people laugh. You will be missed.

~ Sheila Gerst, Newport News, Virginia

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January 25, 2016

  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Robert's family and friends at this difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Whispering Hope

Words and Music by Alice Hawthorne (11 May 1827 - 22 Nov 1902), 1868

"Alice Hawthorne" was really Setimus Winner, one of the most versatile writers of the mid-19th century.
Winner went from the bird calls of "Listen to the Mocking Bird" to the doggerel nonsense
of "Oh, Where, Oh, Where Has My Little Dog Gone?" to the gentle and optimistic "Whispering Hope."

Soft as the voice of an angel
Breathing a lesson unheard;
Hope with a gentle persuasion
Whispers her comforting word.

Wait till the darkness is over,
Wait till the tempest is done;
Hope for the sunshine tomorrow,
After the shower is gone.

Whispering Hope,
Oh, how welcome thy voice,
Making my heart
in its sorrow rejoice.

"Whispering Hope" midi (Sequenced by Grandpa Schober) and lyrics
courtesy of - 06/20/07

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 03/15/05

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

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