David Daugherty

November 30, -0001 - February 19, 2009

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DAUGHERTY, David Brant, passed away February 19, 2009 at age 57. Devoted husband of Mary Beth (nee Hirt) Daugherty and loving father of three: Adam, Brant and Kathleen Daugherty. Cherished son of the late Gid and Harriett (nee Gettman) Daugherty. David resided in Mason with his family. He was a beloved art teacher at Mason Middle School, where he influenced the hearts, minds and futures of thousands of young students. His presence and influence on the community will never be forgotten. He was a lifelong artist, and despite his many works, David had no project more dear to him than encouraging his family, friends, and students to express their creativity and follow their dreams. He will always be remembered and will always be missed. Friends may call at the Hodapp Funeral Home, 8815 Cinti-Columbus Rd (Rt 42), West Chester, Monday from 5–8 PM and at Good Shepherd Church Chapel, 8815 East Kemper Rd., Montgomery Tuesday from 10 AM until funeral service at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the David Daugherty Memorial Art Scholarship C/O Fifth Third Bank 225 West Main St. Mason, OH 45040.


Lynne and Bob Kopac - Feb 24, 2009

Dearest Mary Beth, Katie, Brant, and Adam,

Our hearts go out to you at your loss. Mary Beth, we are hugging you now in love and sympathy. You are like a sister to me, Mary Beth — we always have the special bond as birthday buddies being born on the exact same day in the same year. And then, after graduating from high school together and going to college, David came into your life as “the special one” like Bob in my life, and the four of us got along famously. We were bridesmaids for each other – wonderful and beautiful events for all of us. You and David brought our wedding album to us in New York so my parents didn’t have to mail it to us! No matter the time and distance, we always got together when we could: in Youngstown over Thanksgiving, your visiting us in Poughkeepsie, our visiting you in Ohio. We just picked up where we left off and always got caught up.

We will miss David.

With all our love, Lynne and Bob

Harry Daugherty, Jr. - Feb 23, 2009

Mary Beth and Family

I was very saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. I know we haven’t kept in touch but between my mother and sister I have been kept informed. Thirty six years Dave gave me a painting that I have proudly displayed partly because it had my last name on it. But more importantly because he took the time to do something nice for me. That’s how I will always remember him, a person who gave of himself unconditionally. My thoughts and prayers to you and the children.

Beth Ann Sefluth - Feb 22, 2009

Dear Mary Beth and family,
I was very sad to hear of David’s passing. I will always smile when I think of him and miss him teasing me again as he did every time I saw him. I would like to be at his funeral but will be there in spirit. You will all be in my prayers now and in the future. Love, Beth Ann

Jessica F. Owen - Feb 22, 2009

I am Ada M. Zander’s granddaughter, Pamela Zander Owen’s daughter Jessica. I didn’t know David very well but remember him from family reunions as being a kind-hearted person, and extremely caring and considerate. Your family is in my prayers. May he rest in peace and may God bless you in this time of devastation, he will be missed.

Love, Jessica Owen xoxoxo

Sharlene Stouffer - Feb 21, 2009

David was a very special cousin to me. He was a warm and caring person who always had a way of lifting my spirits and giving me encouragement. His positive attitude and big smile(I could even “see” it over the phone or in his e-mails!) will be missed!
You will be in our thoughts and prayers Mary Beth, Adam, Brant, and Katie.
Sharlene(SuperSport)& Allen

Michiyo Suzuki - Feb 21, 2009

It’s so devastating to hear of a death of someone who has given me so much while I haven’t returned anything yet.

David and Mary Beth were my host parents when I was a high school student. I’m sure I was selfish and hard to take care of, but they loved me as if I were their own daughter. As a mother, I thank them more than ever, but I’ve failed to express my gratitude.

Dad, it’s awful that I can do nothing for you but pray, but I can’t help praying for your most peaceful life in heaven. I keep loving you.

Kathy and Mark Washam - Feb 20, 2009

Dear Mary Beth and family ,
We are keeping you in our prayers and sending our heartfelt sympathies to you at this difficult time of loss.

Kathy and Mark Washam

Karen Carter - Feb 20, 2009

David Daugherty was an outstanding art teacher…a cut above most educators. One only had to see the interactions with his students to know that he loved what he did.

My son and daughter both thrived in Mr. Daugherty’s class at Mason Middle School and the lessons they learned from him will last a lifetime.

The three of us would like David’s family to know that he touched our lives in a very special way.

Karen Carter Mason, OH

CPT Kyle Carter
Mason High Class of 2000

Katherine Carter
Mason High School Class of 2005