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In Memory of

Connie Max Dougherty

October 26, 1935 - May 14, 2017

Obituary


Connie Max Dougherty, age 81, of Covina, California, passed away peacefully at Citrus Valley Hospice, surrounded by his family on May 14, 2017. Born in Hinton, Oklahoma, he met his wife Sue of 59 years while teaching in Meade, Kansas. They moved to Covina in 1963 where he was a teacher and counselor in Charter Oak Unified School District for thirty-five years. He worked at all three middle schools, mentored dozens of teachers, and impacted the lives of thousands of children, both inside and outside the classroom. He was a Pop Warner football coach, softball...

Connie Max Dougherty, age 81, of Covina, California, passed away peacefully at Citrus Valley Hospice, surrounded by his family on May 14, 2017. Born in Hinton, Oklahoma, he met his wife Sue of 59 years while teaching in Meade, Kansas. They moved to Covina in 1963 where he was a teacher and counselor in Charter Oak Unified School District for thirty-five years. He worked at all three middle schools, mentored dozens of teachers, and impacted the lives of thousands of children, both inside and outside the classroom. He was a Pop Warner football coach, softball coach to his four daughters, and weekend volunteer for the L.A. City winter sports program which benefitted inner-city children. Max drove a brown pickup truck that was recognized wherever he went, and his love of the OU Sooner football team is legendary.
Max was passionate about leaving our world better than he found it and regarded his community citizenship as a responsibility. He was involved with his church and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He organized students and neighbors to paint over the graffiti that defaced the walls of Charter Oak, participated in both the Covina Citizen's Police Academy and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Citizen Academy, and served as President, and then Director, of the Walnut/San Dimas Sheriff's Booster Club from 1993 - 1995. He was President of the Charter Oak Community Scholarship Foundation from 1999 through 2007. COCSF is an organization that Max and Sue have always supported. They began their own scholarship, the Max and Sue Dougherty Scholarship, and take pride in the legacy that has been established in the awarding of scholarships to students who pursue their education beyond high school.
Max and Sue started working at Hawaii Holiday Summer School in 1970, took over ownership and operation of the summer school in 1976, and continued making a difference in the lives of thousands of high school students from all over the world through 1985. Max also found time to become a licensed real estate agent for several years after his retirement from teaching in 1998.
Max was the proud father of Brenda (Jeff) Gilb, Jill Sullivan, Tracie (Brent) Davis, Connie (Mike) Weathers and loving grandfather of Jared, Mike, Meghan, Steve (Meaghan), Derek, Tyler (Alejandra), Jenna, Jordan, Travis, Mitchel, McKenna, Kylee, and Houston.
Visitation/Rosary will be from 6:30 until 8:00 PM at St. Louise de Marillac Catholic Church in Covina on Friday, May 19. A funeral mass will be at St. Louise on Saturday, May 20, at 12:00 noon. Max will be laid to rest at Oakdale Memorial Park, Glendora, California. A reception will be held in the auditorium of Cedargrove School immediately following the graveside service at Oakdale Memorial Park.



In lieu of flowers a Memorial donations may be made to the Max and Sue Dougherty Scholarship online at http://www.cocsf.com/donate-to-cocsf/ (Please designate Max's name in the "honor/memory of" window.) When making donations via check, please make checks payable to COCSF, notating Max Dougherty in the memo line, and mail to P. O. Box 1763, Covina, CA 91722.

Arrangements under the direction of Oakdale Mortuary, Glendora, CA.