Jennifer Lynn Dougherty Bayuzik

March 24, 1963 ~ June 9, 2020 (age 57)


Jennifer Lynn Dougherty Bayuzik, passed away on June 9, 2020 after courageously facing and fighting cancer.  She was surrounded by loved ones at her passing.


Jennifer was born March 24, 1963 in Delmont, PA. Interests in her younger life included dance, piano, theater, and community service. Jennifer was raised in the Hill United Presbyterian Church, Butler, PA where she participated in various youth fellowships and work camps. She graduated from Butler Area Sr. High School and received her Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Jennifer married Thomas Bayuzik on June 8, 1991. Jennifer had a passion for design and fashion. She spent many years working in interior design and always dressed with style. Jennifer used her design skills to make a beautiful home. She later earned her Speech-Language Pathology Master’s Degree from Clarion University and went on to help many in the care facility and school setting. She especially enjoyed working with elementary children she endearingly referred to as “kiddos”.  Jennifer found much joy in spending time with her grandson, Kai.  She was his beloved Nana.


Jennifer is survived by her cherished daughters, Courtney, Alexandra, and Chloe, precious grandson Kai and precious granddaughter Nora of Shepherdstown, WV; beloved parents Ray and Loretta Dougherty of Butler, PA; sister Beth Murphy and brother in law, Joe Murphy of Reisterstown, MD; brothers Michael Dougherty of Bunker Hill, WV; David Dougherty of Rehoboth Beach, DE; Sean Dougherty of Charlottesville, VA; and nephew JP Murphy and niece Meredith Murphy of Reisterstown, MD. Jennifer is survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.


She was preceded in death by her birth parents Denny and Charlotte Weaver, brother Todd Weaver Dougherty, paternal grandparents Randall and Nell Weaver, maternal grandparents Elizabeth and Herman Hetrick, and Frank and Florence Dougherty.


A viewing will be held from 10 a.m. until 12 noon and a service commencing at 12:05 p.m. on Saturday June 13th at Hill United Presbyterian Church, 501 Second Street, Butler, PA 16001. 

Memorial donations in Jennifer’s memory can be made to Hospice of the Eastern Panhandle,

Kearneysville, or Hill United Presbyterian Church Deacons.


Arrangements by the Geibel Funeral Home, 201 East Cunningham Street, Butler.


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June 13, 2020

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Hill United Presbyterian Church

Funeral Service
June 13, 2020

12:05 PM
Hill United Presbyterian Church

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