James Harold Daugherty Jr., 71, of Export, died November 27, 2021 at his home
surrounded by his family. He was born November 29, 1949 in New Kensington, the son of
the late James H. Sr. and Mary Anna (Pritts) Daugherty. Prior to retirement James worked
for the Municipality of Murrysville for 35 years as a truck driver. He was a member of the
Italian American Club of Export and the Construction General Laborers and Material
Handler Local 1058 of Pittsburgh. In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death
by his brother Richard “Dick” Daugherty and son-in-law Marc Holnaider. James is survived
by his wife Cynthia L. “Cindy” (Visnick) Daugherty of Export; seven children James H.
Daugherty III and wife Helen of Derry, Christian W. Daugherty of New Alexandria, Tracy N.
Slezak and husband Aaron of New Alexandria, Casey L. Holnaider of Derry, Mary L. Aikins
and husband Barry of Blairsville, Jesse R. Hempel and wife April of East Butler, and Jason
R. Hempel of Manor; one brother David D. Daugherty of Wilmerding; father-in-law Robert
Visnick of Export; aunt Rosetta Biondich of Apollo; 16 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren;
and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Per James wishes there will be no
visitation. There will be a private graveside service for the family in the Twin Valley
Memorial Park, Delmont, PA. The family has entrusted the funeral arrangements with the
Matthew X. Merlin Funeral Home Inc. 529 N. Chestnut St. Derry, PA 724-694-8331. In lieu
of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Export VFD, 5815 Washington Ave.,
Export, PA 15632 or SPARRO, 142 Stark Drive, Plum, PA 15239. The family would like to
give a special thanks to the friends and family who helped with Jim during this difficult time,
especially his nurse Miranda, Vitas Heath Care, and McKnight Medical for their services.
Online condolences may be made to www.merlinfuneralhome.com.
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