|Michael 'Mick' Doherty Jr.|
|Written by provided to Sentinel-Tribune|
|Thursday, 10 October 2013 10:05|
Michael "Mick" Doherty passed away on Oct. 8th, 2013, after a long struggle, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on July 20 1966 in Bowling Green, Ohio to Michael E. Doherty and Dorothy (Taverner) Doherty.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Daniel, and is survived by his parents in Bowling Green and by two sisters, Mary Lynne Doherty of East Dundee, Illinois and Eileen Doherty-Sil of Narberth, Pennsylvania.
Mick graduated from St. Aloysius School in Bowling Green, and St. John's Jesuit High School in Toledo. He received his Bachelor's and a Master's degrees in English from Bowling Green State University, and a Master's degree in rhetoric from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
As a boy, Mick developed a passionate interest in baseball, playing in Little League, watching it on TV, collecting baseball cards and just "having a catch" on the front lawn. He had a great knowledge of baseball statistics, both in the sense of knowing contemporary and historical "player stats" and being able to mentally calculate averages. As an adult, he contributed heavily to Batter's Box Interactive Magazine, a website about the Toronto Blue Jays, and developed a long list of "name" teams, such as an all food name team.
Mick's love of baseball was such that he will be interred with a baseball, a baseball that was given to him in his last days by a dear friend.
While at Bowling Green he cofounded an online journal, "Kairos" that explores the intersection of rhetoric, technology and pedagogy. In a lighter vein he also wrote a humor column for the campus paper, the BG News. After graduation, Mick worked for four years in youth ministry at St. Patrick's of Heatherdowns, in Toledo.
Mick lived in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for most of the past 15 years with his former wife, Sandra Thompson. His first job after moving to Texas was as intranet editor for Dallas Convention and Visitors' Bureau, and the next was working in internal communications for American Airlines. He subsequently moved on to similar internal communication jobs at two hospital consortia.
He had two other loves. One was making people laugh. Another was his pets, especially his beloved cat, Bridget.
Visitation will be held on Friday, October 11, 2013 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at DUNN FUNERAL HOME, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster St. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 150 S. Enterprise Street. Father Mark Davis will officiate. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery, Bowling Green.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to to the American Diabetes Association.
To share an online condolence with the family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com.
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|Last Updated on Thursday, 10 October 2013 10:41|
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