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Sean Michael Dougherty

November 12, 1978 ~ May 20, 2022 (age 43)

Obituary

Sean Michael Dougherty passed away on Friday, May 20, 2022.  He is survived by his mother, Susan Dougherty, his father, Joseph Dougherty, his sister, Erin Melanson, his brother-in-law, Michael Melanson, his niece Ella, his nephew Mason, his grandmother Dorothy Dougherty Murray,  his girlfriend Caroline Foreback and many aunts, uncles, cousins and countless friends. 

From the moment he could walk, Sean was climbing trees, scaling mountains, surfing oceans, jumping out of planes, riding motorcycles and scaring the hell out of his parents.  To say that Sean had an adventurous spirit would be an understatement.  If he heard about a great wave to surf in Mexico, he would be on a plane Friday night, surf on Saturday, fly home Sunday and be back at work on Monday.  It may sound crazy to some of us, but Sean never turned down an opportunity to live out his passions.  Money was of no interest to Sean other than to afford him the opportunity to travel and be generous to the people he loved. Sean was “the guy” who you could always count on to be there for you at a moment’s notice.  He dedicated countless hours to the people he loved including his “little brother” Sam who he mentored for many years through the Big Brothers program and his niece and nephew who called him by his favorite name “Uuuunkkkiee.”  Uncle Sean started instilling his fearless spirit into them as toddlers, teaching them to climb the highest trees in the yard and surf the biggest waves in Ocean City.  Erin and Mike quickly learned to keep calm and have Urgent Care on standby.  Those memories with Uncle Sean were always worth the risk.

Sean started Sharp Stream Power Washing & Painting 10 years ago and built it into a million dollar business working hand-in-hand with his mother and his great team. Sean’s estimating buddy and most loyal furry companion, Tazzy boy will greatly miss him too.

About 4 years ago Sean met Caroline while he was in West Virginia doing the thing he loved most, BASE jumping. In Caroline, Sean found someone who understood his adventurous soul and loved him unconditionally.

Epic.  Loyal.  Fearless.  Kind.  These are just a few words to sum up the incredible man that was Sean Dougherty.  He made friends from every corner of the globe and whenever you were in his presence, he made you feel like the most important person in the world.  He will be missed more than words can ever express.  If Sean were here right now he would tell us all to go out and live our lives with no regrets, follow our passions and never let fear hold us back.  We love you Sean. Your legacy will live on in the people you loved so well, especially your favorites, Ella and Mason.

Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial luncheon at the Desmond Hotel Malvern, Pa on Wednesday May 25, from 1-4. Sean was not one for formal attire, so casual attire is welcome. Contributions can be made to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Chester County, 419 Avenue of the States # 404, Chester, PA 19013 or the Oceana organization.

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