A Sad Goodbye

PostsA Sad Goodbye

For those of you who haven’t heard, Daniel Joseph Dougherty died Friday from complications from his cancer.  The specifics probably don’t matter.  For those who want to know, his heart was stopped by a blood clot, possibly from bleeding within his heart.  The story I got was muddled.

Ironically, I was actually looking at plane tickets to go see him shortly before he died.  He had requested that we make it out so that he could see us and his namesake, David Joseph, before things got any worse.  As you might imagine, this has hit Alicia and I pretty hard.
Before we moved out here, he actually intended to come out with us.  It seems like only a month ago–actually it was only a month ago–that he was dreamily thinking of starting an exciting new chapter of his life in San Francisco.
He actually sent out his bicycles and his most prized possessions with us when we came out.  Being Joey, it was mostly antiquated but somehow unique old computer hardware.
He will be missed.
I am currently unclear as to exactly where the funeral and visitation will be held, as I’ve alternately heard it would be at (I think) the First Christian Church or at Waters Funeral Home, in Vandalia, Missouri.  The visitation will be from 5pm to 8pm on Wednesday, May 7th, 2008.  The funeral will be the following morning at 10am on Thursday, May 8th, 2008.  I am currently assuming that the visitation will be at Waters and the funeral will be at the Church.
Funeral home is at 500 Main St in Vandalia.  Here’s a (hopefully accurate) map:

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The church (assuming I have the right one) is at 205 W Park Street, also in Vandalia, Missouri.  Here’s another (also hopefully accurate) map:

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I’ll edit this post with updates as I get more information.

About Jayson Vantuyl

I live in San Francisco, California; have an awesome son, David; and make machines do (subjectively) interesting things. I'm generally an all around handy fellow.

1 comment

  • Reply Kamishiro said: August 7, 2009 12:04 am


    This is Jason, the one who lived with you and Joey with Katie.

    This is the first I've read your blog. I wish I had read it a year ago, now that I read this. I'm really sad to hear that Joey died. He really was a good friend and I will miss him.

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