F.E. Dougherty, Air Guard general

November 20, 1990

Retired Air National Guard Brig. Gen. Francis E. Dougherty Jr., an engineer with the Martin Marietta Corp., died Sunday at Johns Hopkins Hospital after a heart attack. He was 61 and lived in Bel Air.

A mass of Christian burial for General Dougherty will be offered at 9 a.m. tomorrow at St. Margaret's Roman Catholic Church in Bel Air.

He retired in 1988 as chief of staff of the Air National Guard, in which he served since 1960. He had been a fighter pilot in the Air Force in the 1950s. His decorations included the Legion of Merit.

A senior group engineer in the Aero and Naval Systems division in Middle River, he had worked for Martin for nine years. Earlier, he worked 26 years as an engineer for the AAI Corp. in Cockeysville.

Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of Loyola High School and the University of Maryland in College Park. He did graduate work in engineering at Johns Hopkins University.

In addition to belonging to the American Legion and the retired Officers Association, he was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians.

He is survived by his wife, the former Justine E. Davis; four daughters, Elizabeth J. O'Brien of Bel Air, Colleen T. Dougherty of White Plains, N.Y., Marguerite F. Alexander of Columbia and Catherine A. Tosches of Baltimore; a son, Francis E. Dougherty III of Abingdon; his father, Frances E. Dougherty Sr. of Baltimore; a sister, M. Evelyn Reinhardt of Baltimore; and six grandchildren.

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