Obituaries: James "Jim" Edward Doherty Jr.

  • by BAR staff
  • Wednesday November 17, 2021
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James "Jim" Edward Doherty Jr.
James "Jim" Edward Doherty Jr.

March 4, 1955 — September 9, 2021

James "Jim" Edward Doherty Jr. of San Francisco passed away at his home on September 9, 2021, age 66. Jim was born on March 4, 1955 to James Doherty and Dorothy (Schletzbaum) Doherty in Longview, Washington. Jim graduated from Robert Long High School and was the senior class valedictorian. He also graduated from Lower Columbia College and the University of Washington with a major in political science and a minor in social work, with honors. After college, Jim served his community as a social worker and then moved to San Francisco to pursue a lifelong career as a travel counselor. He worked for various agencies including American Express Corporate Travel and retired in 2005.

Jim was a keen conversationalist and loved to discuss politics, travel, social issues, and astrology. Jim also traveled worldwide and he lived in both Honolulu, Hawaii and Florence, Italy. Jim's smile and wit will be missed by his family, dear friends, and work colleagues.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents and his two brothers, William Doherty, and Robert Doherty. Jim is survived by his brother, Steven Doherty of Willows, California, and five nieces and nephews in Washington.

A memorial celebration will take place in early 2022 in San Francisco. For information, email

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