Benton Doherty, 85, Former Holmes School principal, PADS volunteer

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Print

Benton Hoskins Doherty, 85, died on March 6, 2011, after a long illness. Born on April 19, 1925, he was raised in Waynesboro, Miss., and Elmhurst and was a resident of Oak Park for 25 years. During World War II he served as a marine in the battle of Okinawa and in China. Benton earned a Ph.D. in educational administration from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and was a principal at Holmes School in the 1970s. He later worked as an investigator for the U.S. Department of Labor.

Mr. Benton was actively involved in the Oak Park community as a volunteer for PADS, the Greater Chicago Food Depository, Third Unitarian Church and the University of Illinois Historian's Office. He retired in 1991 and moved with his family to northern Virginia in 2006. He loved golf, bridge, reading and spending time with his family.

Benton Doherty is survived by his children, Denise Mattingly and Deborah (Fred) Beuttler; and his grandchildren, Colleen and Erin Mattingly and Frederick, Nathan and Hans Beuttler.

His body was donated for medical research through the Body Donation Registry. In lieu of flowers, donations to West Suburban PADS, P.O. Box 797, Oak Park, IL 60303 are appreciated.

Arrangements were handled by C & A Mortuary Company in Maryland.

Love the Journal?

Become our partner in independent community journalism

Thanks for turning to Wednesday Journal and OakPark.com. We love our thousands of digital-only readers. Now though we're asking you to partner up in paying for our reporters and photographers who report this news. It had to happen, right?

On the plus side, we're giving you a simple way, and a better reason, to join in. We're now a non-profit -- Growing Community Media -- so your donation is tax deductible. And signing up for a monthly donation, or making a one-time donation, is fast and easy.

No threats from us. The news will be here. No paywalls or article countdowns. We're counting on an exquisite mix of civic enlightenment and mild shaming. Sort of like public radio.

Claim your bragging rights. Become a digital member.

Donate Now

Reader Comments

No Comments - Add Your Comment

Note: This page requires you to login with Facebook to comment.

Comment Policy

Facebook Connect

Answer Book 2019

To view the full print edition of the Wednesday Journal 2019 Answer Book, please click here.

Quick Links

Sign-up to get the latest news updates for Oak Park and River Forest.


            
SubscribeClassified
MultimediaContact us
Submit Letter To The Editor
Place a Classified Ad