LaVerne Daugherty, 85, of Greensburg (Salem Township), died peacefully Wednesday, July 7, 2010, at the Oakhill Nursing Home with his devoted and loving daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter at his side. He was born June 21, 1925, in Dayton. He was the son of the late Silas David and Ethel LaRue (Irwin) Daugherty. He was Lutheran by faith. Prior to his retirement at the age of 80, he was employed as a heavy equipment operator for more than 40 years for Kepple Excavating in New Alexandria. LaVerne loved his work and meeting the people he worked for. You could not help liking him. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Aldene (Ferringer), on March 21, 1998; and five brothers, Sloan, Fred, Dale, Wayne and Mack. LaVerne will be sadly missed and forever in the hearts of his loving and caring daughter, Lucinda Sue "Cindy" Ritenour and her husband, James Robert, of Salem Township, who he loved as a son; his pride and joy granddaughter, Staff Sgt. Misty Rae Beal and her husband, Staff Sgt. Cameron Donte Sr.; and two great-grandchildren, Cameron Donte Jr. and Abigail Grace, of Utah. He is also survived by his little buddy, Lou DiCriscio, of Derry; a son, three grandsons, two great-grandsons and a great-granddaughter. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the P. DAVID NEWHOUSE FUNERAL HOME, corner of Church and Washington Streets, New Alexandria. Interment will be private. www.newhousefuneralhome.com. Jim and Cindy would like to give a special thank you to all those at the Oak Hill Nursing Home who truly loved and cared for our father. Thank you.
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