USS CORRY DD / DDR 817 Site Navigation History Ship’s History Namesake Jerry Johnson Obituary Photos Reunion Photos Stories Ships Store Resources Newsletters Useful Links Agent Orange Benefits for Aging Veterans Membership Join Us Board of Directors Newsletters Site Navigation × History Ship’s History Namesake Jerry Johnson Obituary Photos Reunion Photos Stories Ships Store Resources Newsletters Useful Links Agent Orange Benefits for Aging Veterans Membership Join Us Board of Directors Newsletters Radio Call SignNAYC Voice CallMISGIVE Obituary Dennis Vincent Dougherty CDR Dennis Vincent Dougherty, USN (Retired) passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 in New Orleans at the age of 79. Mr. Dougherty was a native of Hoboken, New Jersey and a New Orleans resident for the last 37 years. Preceded in death by his beloved wife Mary Valerie McGee Dougherty. Son of the late Dr. Dennis J. Dougherty and Alma Getchas Dougherty of Middletown, New Jersey. Survived by his sons Marc C. Dougherty (Heather Bruno Dougherty) and Craig S. Dougherty. Brother Michael J. Dougherty of New York City. Grandchildren Carlin Marguerite Dougherty, Marc Christopher Dougherty, Jr., Dennis Heath Dougherty, Breck E. Dougherty, and Sam S. Dougherty. Mr. Dougherty was a graduate of Red Bank Catholic High School in Red Bank, New Jersey where he was a member of the 1954 State Champion football team and became first team All-State selection in 1955. He earned his B.S. in 1960 from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, where he also played football. He retired from the United States Navy; he proudly served his country at sea during the Cuban Missile Crisis blockade and saw more than 68 combat operations during the Vietnam War as part of the famed "River Rats." He was decorated with the Bronze Star Medal with Combat V, the Navy Commendation Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Combat Action Ribbon, and Vietnamese Gallantry Cross among many others. Known affectionately as Papa Den, Mr. Dougherty was a mainstay at youth recreational parks wherever he lived and he coached youth sports for many years. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Jacob Schoen and Son Funeral Home, 3827 Canal St, New Orleans, on Tuesday, December 26, 2017, starting at 9:30 AM, followed by a Memorial Mass in the j. Garic Schoen Chapel at 11:00 AM. Chan Clare Whitney Chan C. Whitney, 81, passed away on March 4, 2015. Mr. Whitney was born in Wayne, NE and resided in Virginia Beach since 1957. He retired from the U.S. Navy after twenty-six years of service as a Senior Chief Electrician. He was a charter member of Hope Lutheran Church and loved NASCAR. Survivors include his loving wife of sixty years, Dorothy Ann Whitney; six children, Lori Whitney, Linda Whitney, Deanna Gargiulo and husband Kenny, Brian Whitney, Lisa Wooten and husband Allen, Kristi Sylvester and husband Carmen; his sister, Sandra Gabica; eight grandchildren, Krystal Johnson, Michelle Brooks, Julie Harrington, Lorin Pritchard, Shelia Fejka, Nicholas Wooten, Billy Fejka and Carmen Sylvester and five great grandchildren, Tahlia Brooks, Kayla Brooks, Jalen Brooks, Jeffery Johnson and Jacob Johnson. The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 8, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Rosewood Kellum Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, March 9, 2:00 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church. Entombment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Lutheran School. Friends may offer condolences at www.kellumfuneralhome.com. Copyright © U.S.S. Corry Association | Content can be used for educational or historical purposes with reference.