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Tyler James Dougherty

March 29, 1998 ~ May 15, 2021 (age 23)


Tyler J. Dougherty, 23, of Barnesville, unexpectedly passed away on Saturday, May 15th, 2021 at his home.

Tyler was born in Pottsville, on March 29, 1998, a son of James Dougherty, of Mahanoy City and the late Helene Grutza.

He attended the Mahanoy Area High School, where he played football and then worked as a laborer in the local construction and remodeling industry.  He was a computer enthusiast, and enjoyed online gaming.

In addition to his mother, Helene Grutza, he was preceded in death by a grandfather, Frank Pleban; a grandfather, Gary Grutza; a grandfather, James George Dougherty; great grandmother Gloria McMullen; a great grandfather, John Jack Grutza; and great grandparents John and Rose Leso.

He is survived by his father, James Alexander Dougherty and his wife, Krista of Mahanoy City and by his siblings: a brother, Miles Grutza, of Barnesville;  a sister, Kaylie Dougherty, of Mahanoy CIty;  a sister, Jennifer Dougherty, of Bethlehem;  a sister, Amanda Dougherty, of Bethlehem; and a sister, Harlee Dougherty, of Mahanoy City and a step brother, Dylan Clark of Pottsville.

An aunt, Shannon Lee  Grutza, of Barnesville; a niece, Zeliah Grutza, of Mahanoy City; a cousin Shayla Barkus, of Barnesville; his grandmother, Wanda Grutza, of Barnesville; and grandparents John and Cathleen Leso of Mahanoy City also survive, as do many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Relatives and friends are invited to a  visitation from 4 PM to 6 PM on Thursday, May 20th , 2021 at the Stauffer-Breznik Funeral Home, 412 West Main Street, Ringtown.

Everyone attending is asked to be respectful of Tyler's family and wear a mask while inside the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the funeral home directly, or by clicking the "Donation" tab on this page, to help defray the cost of services.

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May 20, 2021

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Stauffer-Breznik Funeral Home
412 W Main St
Ringtown, PA 17967-9544

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