Don G. Daugherty

A memorial service for Prof. Don G. Daugherty, who died December 22, 2016 will be held Friday, January 13, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vermont Street, Lawrence.

He was born November 14, 1935 in Mendon, Illinois to Gerald and Allyene Shields Daugherty. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy (Dottie) McCray Daugherty, of the home; daughter, Lynn Kathleen Cachey and son-in-law, Phil Cachey, Orland Hills, IL; son, Scott Michael Daugherty, Wichita; Granddaughters, Michelle Lynn Cachey, DeKalb, IL and Elizabeth Ann Cachey, Normal, IL; sister, Janet Buck, Des Moines, IA; nephews, Alan and David Buck and several cousins.

He earned a BS in Electrical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin In 1957, MS in 1958 and Ph.D. in 1964.
He joined the Electrical Engineering faculty at KU in 1963. He loved teaching and challenging his students. His students honored him by nominating him for the HOPE award in 1980 and 1984. In addition to teaching he was Assistant Chairman of the department for many years and acting Chair three times. He retired in 2000.

He enjoyed music – from operas to country (he even had blue suede shoes in his youth). His beautiful tenor voice graced the Plymouth Church choir for 37 years and he served on many church boards and committees.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Plymouth Church or KU Endowment Assn. for Electrical and Computer Engineering Departmental Scholarships and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

5 Condolences

  1. Aline Holtzman on December 24, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    Dear Dottie and family,

    My sincerest condolences on your loss. Don was the kindest, gentlest man and had a quite sense of humor that I really enjoyed. I am so sorry we didn’t see as much of you both as I would have liked. Know that I am thinking of you and what you are going through. I will be here if you need someone to talk to and lean on.

    As always, Aline

  2. Gary J Minden on December 24, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    Don, Professor Daugherty, was my teacher and colleague. He could take an electronic circuit apart faster than anyone I know. He was honest, straight forward, and always pitched in to the task at hand. His teaching will last a long time.

  3. Jerry Yochim on December 26, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    Dotty, Lynne, Scott, I was so very sorry to read of Don’s passing. Please accept my condolences to you and the family on your loss. I will always remember our years together on Belle Crest Drive as friends and neighbors. It was a sweet time. Please be well.


  4. Bob Braake on January 6, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    Janet, I am so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Lost track over the many years but remember him during our family visits to Carthage. I remember most when the local radio station contacted him or your Dad and ask if he would change his radio set because he was broadcasting on the air, too much power I guess. Again my condolences to you and his family.


  5. Alice Campbell on January 6, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    Dottie and all,
    I am so very sorry to hear of Don’s passing. I am sure he will be sorely missed by all of you. I will be praying for you that God gives you His peace and comfort at this time of great sorrow. Alice

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