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John Doyle 1920-2014

John Edward Doyle, 94, Hamp­ton, Va., died Monday, Aug. 4, 2014.

He was born Feb. 16, 1920, in Holton, the son of Edward J. and Josephine Hurla Doyle. He gradu­ated from Holton High School in 1938 and attended college in North Dakota.

Mr. Doyle served at NACA/NASA as an engineer, su­pervisor and project manager from 1941 until retirement in 1975.

He and wife Emily were married in 1941. She survives.

Other survivors include his chil­dren,  John A. Doyle and wife Rosemarie, Portsmouth, Va., Jose­phine McElroy and husband Steve, Gilford, N.H., Emily Doyle, Hampton, Va., Samuel J. Doyle and wife Rosalie, Ringgold, Va., and Patrick Doyle and wife Sheryl, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; a brother, Joe Doyle and wife Mary, Holton; a sister, Shelly Spann and husband Rod, Phoneix, Ariz.; a sister-in-law, Alice Doyle-Linde­muth; Topeka; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and sev­eral nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Donald Lee; his parents; two sisters, Nancy and Agnes; and a brother, James.

A Resurrection Mass was held Friday, Aug. 8 at Immaculate Con­ception Catholic Church in Hamp­ton, Va. Interment was held in Peninsula Memorial Park Ceme­tery. R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home of Hampton, Va., is in charge of arrangements.


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