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David E. Dougherty

October 17, 1933May 19, 2020

On May 19th, 2020, David Dougherty, loving husband and father of two, passed away at the age of 86. He was born in 1933 in Towson, Maryland to Alice Abbott and David Dougherty. Later, he earned his Bachelor of Science from Washington College, Master of Business Administration from the University of Rochester, and Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland.

In 1961, he married Beverly Ameduri. Together, they had two daughters, Elisa and Karen. They spent time in Ohio, New York, Connecticut, Maryland, and Virginia.

His professional career spans decades and continents. As a patent lawyer, he served in key leadership roles for two Fortune 500 companies and also to several international law firms. Most notably, he served as keynote speaker at the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia for scientists and engineers from 20 different Saudi Universities. He also spoke at the National Centre of Excellence in Analytical Chemistry, University of Sindh (Pakistan), Ninth and Tenth Research Conferences at the United Arab Emirates University (U.A.E.) and served as judge and speaker for two Inventors Fairs of the Middle East (Kuwait City). He presented more than 40 seminars to professional and academic audiences across Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North America, and South America.

A lifelong intellectual, David is the author of two books, From Technical Professional to Corporate Manager and From Technical Professional to Entrepreneur. Additionally, David served on two United States government/industry delegations to Eastern Europe and Russia and was contributing author to US/USSR Technology and Patents and US/Eastern Europe Technology and Patents.

Outside of work, he was a competitive racecar driver, an avid downhill skier, and international traveler.

David is survived by his wife, Beverly, his daughters, Elisa Metzger and Karen Buchholz, and five grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, David’s family has requested charitable donations to his beloved Alma Mater, Washington College.

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Abdullah Al Jadaan

June 2, 2020

I met David for the first time in Kuwait and then I visited him in his office in the U.S . He was a real gentleman and a great lawyer it was more than a pleasure to work with someone like him. He visited us in Kuwait with his lovely wife a few years ago,me and my daughter spent a lovely and unforgettable evening with them both.where we went to a traditional Kuwaiti market and had a simple yet memorable dinner.My daughter still remembers this day they talked about various places they explored around the world and she mentioned to David one of the places she wanted to visit ,a few months later David got her a souvenir from the place that she wanted to visit. She still holds on to the traditional gift that David and his wife got her.David we will not forget you and may god bless your soul . My deep condolences to Davids family.

David Bilodeau

May 30, 2020

Dear Aunt Beverly, Elisa and Karen. Sheila, the family, and I are deeply saddened by the loss of your beloved husband, father, and my Uncle. We send our deepest condolences to you and to your family.

My mother adored her younger brother, David. As I grew up, she would provide updates on David’s trips throughout the world, his books and languages, our cousins, and Aunt Bev. My mom and Uncle David stayed close throughout the years. I am extremely grateful to Uncle Dave for calling my mother every Sunday at 8 pm. She loved those phone calls.

Uncle David is a great example of one living life to the fullest. He squeezed so many accomplishments into his 86 years. Of course, I need to give a shout out to Aunt Bev who made David’s accomplishments possible. In fact, one of my favorite memories of Uncle Dave probably occurred around 1960. I overheard my mother telling my father that David, a worldly bachelor, was bringing “she’s the one” to our house on his next visit. Well, “she’s the one” was Aunt Beverly. Big win Uncle Dave.

I also had many great memories of Uncle Dave vising out family in Parkville, Md. On many visits, he brought along his racing car. Kids in our neighborhood would line up to check out the very cool racing cars. Each of the Bilodeau boys donned a racing helmet while Uncle Dave drove the racing car around the block to the envy of all the other kids. I have attached a picture of my dad and I seated in one of Uncle Dave’s race cars circa 1957.

Lastly, we were so fortunate that Sheila and I were able to have lunch with Dave and Beverly earlier this year. Aunt Bev had shared with us ahead of time that Dave’s health was declining. Nonetheless, Uncle Dave rallied that day. We had a great talk about families, travel, and good memories. He will be sorely missed.

Lionel Mitchell

May 28, 2020

David was a man of many talents and accomplishments. He was a true gentleman. Our sincere condolences to Beverly and their daughters and their families.

Lionel & Nancy Mitchell

Art Bilodeau

May 26, 2020

Dear Aunt Bev, Elisa and Karen – Elaine, the kids and I send our deepest sympathy over Uncle Dave's passing. I have to say, though, that reading the bio of a man who lived such a full and fruitful life made me want to send congratulations, too. We should all live life like he did. In thinking about Uncle Dave these last few days, I find that I knew two very different men: the calm, professorial lawyer-gentleman, and the energetic twenty-something in a white tee and chinos who showed up at our house in Parkville from time to time, in the early sixties, driving a sports car and taking stairs three at a time. The latter guy features in my favorite memory of him, and you, Aunt Bev. That would've been Christmas morning 1960, I think. I was in our living room, culling through the torn wrapping for overlooked presents, when you and Uncle Dave burst through the door. You were beautiful, that I knew even at 4, and smiling oddly, and Uncle Dave was ebullient, bustling about, hugging my mother and pumping my dad's hand, taking up a lot of space for a thin man. I remember thinking, Boy, they musta got REALLY good presents. I was close, because (at least as I remember it), Uncle Dave announced that you and he were engaged. He was so full of good cheer that the usual "Is that all?" didn’t cross my mind; I knew it had to be something really special. That's how I'll remember him, on Christmas morning 1960, engaged, fully engaged, a wonderful model for me and my brothers. Love and peace to you all.


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