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Obituary for Jonathan W. Doherty



Jonathan Wallace Doherty, 38, died in his sleep on Thursday May 5, 2022 at his home in Albion.  Jonathan was born at Strong Memorial Hospital in June of 1983, attended Rainbow Preschool, Orleans Niagara BOCES, and the Albion Schools, where he graduated in 2003.  He had lived in Albion his entire life.  He was an Eagle Scout and member of the Order of the Arrow. 


An employee of the ARC Cleaning Crew, for over 15 years he was also a substitute cleaner at the Albion Schools.  He volunteered for many of the civic organizations in his community, including the Bullard Park restoration and the Strawberry Festival committees and the 4-H Fair, and was a member of the Albion Lion’s Club.


Jonathan belonged to the Albion Alumni Association and was a faithful spectator at school and youth events.  He danced at Miss Amy’s Gotta Dance Studio and was a member of the Orleans County Historical Association.  He was a lifelong Buffalo Bills fan, in good times and bad, and enjoyed country music.


As a client of the ARC, he was one of the founders of the Self-Advocacy All Stars, attending statewide and national meetings on behalf of his differently-abled peers.  He was a smiling pedestrian all over Albion and had a regular route over which for twenty years he sold fundraising tickets for many not-for-profit organizations.


Jonathan is survived by his parents, Linda and Kevin Doherty, his siblings: Lizabeth (Travis Hill) and their sons, Bennett and Wesley, of Clinton; Meghan (Joe) Coyle and their sons Hayden, Liam, Colin, and Charlie of Albion; Allyson (Lowell Ranger) and their children Henry, Ruth, and Joyce of Pittsford; Spencer of Albion, and Brendan (Danielle Duenas) of Gates.


The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Home, 21 West Avenue-Albion, WEDNESDAY from 2-6 p.m.  Family and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service THURSDAY at 11 a.m. in Christ Episcopal Church, 26 S. Main St, Albion, NY, 14411.  Interment will be held privately in Mt. Albion Cemetery at the convenience of the family. 


Jonathan’s Eagle Project was construction and placement of benches at Camp Rainbow in Ridgeway.  Memorials are suggested to Camp Rainbow, c/o the GLOW ARC, 64 Walnut Street in Batavia, 14020.  To share a special memory of Jonathan, please visit: