Edward (Ned) A. Daugherty
Edward A. Daugherty, husband of Judith Ann Safriet Daugherty, passed away peacefully at home on June 16, 2022, surrounded by those who loved him.
He was born on January 27, 1930 in Baltimore, Maryland and was the son of Edward A. Daugherty and Elizabeth D. Daugherty. He grew up in Charm City and was a lifelong fan of his hometown and its sports teams, particularly the Baltimore Orioles where he attended many games with his children as part of the Junior Orioles program.
Ned was a graduate of Loyola High School and Loyola College in Baltimore, MD. He graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry. His commitment to learning didn’t stop there as he was a lifelong learner who was always reading, contemplating and journaling on a wide range of issues from theology to string theory. In his later years he developed an affinity for crossword puzzles to keep his mind and wit sharp!
He was a military veteran who took pride in his faith and his country, which he served in various ways including during the Korean War as a LT (JG) USNR.
His formal career was devoted to munitions safety and ensuring that our military personnel were safe in carrying out their duties. He retired from a lengthy, and successful career at the Department of Defense. His work at the Department of Defense lead him to working extensively with NATO where he represented the United States in multiple NATO groups focused on munitions safety through the NATO Munitions Technical Information Center. He served as the Chairman of the U.S. Navy Weapon Safety Review Board and as a member of multiple national and international organizations committed to munitions safety.
In addition to his fulltime work, Ned always found time to give to his family and community. He was active in several civic endeavors including as a Scoutmaster in Baltimore during the 1950s. He coached county baseball, basketball and soccer teams in Prince Georges County, MD during the 1960s and 1970s. He also served Trinity Lutheran Church as a Trustee and Elder. Later in life Ned assisted those that were less fortunate through providing Mobile Meals to homebound seniors. Additionally he volunteered his services as a U.S. Association of Track & Field official officiating multiple collegiate track meets.
He was an avid boatsman who spent countless hours skippering his boat on the Chesapeake Bay and South River, where his family spent weekend afternoons sharing in the delights of beach games, crabbing, and having Ned pilot innumerable waterskiing adventures.
Ned was a loving husband, committed colleague and giving father. He was dedicated to his family and faith and he has left the world a better place than he found it.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Judith Daugherty, whom he met in Baltimore, MD and loved dearly. Also, his twin sons Michael Scott Daugherty, and his wife Mellissa and their sons Chase and Miller and Brian David Daugherty, his wife Kathleen and daughter Dylan and sons Erick and Evan.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that anyone who knew Ned will do an unexpected and unsolicited act of kindness for someone who can use it.
Memorial Service will be held July 3, 2022 12:00 noon at All Saints Lutheran Church 751 Dunlawton Ave, Port Orange FL