George Joseph (Bunk) Dougherty, 1922-2008

George Joseph (Bunk) Dougherty passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 8, 2008.

George was born May 29, 1922, in New York. His family moved to San Francisco when he was 3 years old.

After high school, George served with the Seabees in the US Navy during World War II and later relocated to Santa Rosa. He worked at Sonoma State University where he met his wife, Irma.

After George and Irma both retired, they moved to Hidden Valley Lake where he enjoyed fishing, golfing, RV-ing with friends and traveling to craft fairs, where they sold their handmade crafts.

George and Irma moved back to Santa Rosa in 2004 to be closer to their family. After 28 years of marriage, Irma passed away on Nov. 8, 2007.

George will be dearly missed by his sister, Anna (Ted); brothers, Mervyn (Beth) and Donald (Fumi); his son Bob; his daughter JoRene (Craig) and his stepchildren, Gene (Sidney), John (Tara) Kathy, Liz (Mark), Mike, Debbie (Jon), Dennis (Marnie), Allyson (Steve) and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, 11 a.m., at Santa Rosa Memorial Park, Franklin Avenue. Donations may be made to Sutter Hospice in George and Irma's names.

Our family would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to John and Tara Schallert for all their loving care for our dear Georgie-Porgie.

Arrangements handled by Santa Rosa Mortuary Eggen and Lance Chapel.