Richard F. Doody

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Lt. Col. Richard F. Doody, U.S. Army retired, 86, of Spraggs, died Saturday, February 2, 2013, in Family Hospice and Palliative Care, Mt. Lebanon.


He was born February 17, 1926, in Waynesburg, a son of the late Joseph and Mayme Shock Doody.


Lt. Col. Doody was a 1952 graduate of West Point.


He retired from the U.S. Army after a distinguished career of 27 years. He was a veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart and multiple other citations.


Following his military career, he was director of maintenance at Mayview State Hospital for 15 years. He later owned and operated a mechanical maintenance company in the Washington, D.C., metro area. For the past 20 years, he was a gentleman farmer at Spraggs.


He was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Waynesburg. He also was a member of the Elks, Moose, Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion, all in Waynesburg.


Surviving are three sons, Kevin Doody (Joyce) of Mt. Lebanon, Timothy Doody (Anna) of Ashburn, Va., and Patrick Doody of Maryland; a daughter, Christine Van Deysen of Florida; a stepdaughter, Laura Hern of New Mexico; six grandchildren, Katherine, Colin, Megan, Kyle, Rebecca and Craig Doody; and two brothers, Robert Doody (Delores) of Waynesburg and Dr. William Doody of California.


Deceased is a brother, Joseph Doody.


Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday in Behm Funeral Homes Inc., 182 West High Street, Waynesburg, where brief prayers will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 5, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Ann Catholic Church, 232 East High Street, Waynesburg, with the Rev. Richard Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Greene County Memorial Park, Morgan Township, with graveside military honors by American Legion Post 330 and the U.S. Army. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hillman Cancer Center. Condolences may be offered at www.behmfh.com.


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