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John T. Boyle


John T. Boyle Obituary
OSHKOSH, Wis. – John T. Boyle, 93, formerly of Illinois and Florida, died Sunday Jan. 27, 2013, at Aurora Medical Center, Oshkosh.
He was born Jan. 3, 1920, in Chicago, the son of Everard and Elizabeth Boyle.
John graduate from Schurz High School in Chicago.
He served in the United States Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1945 as a first lieutenant in the 8th Air Force 379th Bomber Group. He flew as a bombardier in B-17 bombers and was awarded a Purple Heart as well as an Air Medal. He was missing in action for three months after being shot down in occupied France in 1943.
John married his longtime sweetheart, Lorraine Kurth, on Jan. 13, 1944. He retired from Illinois Bell Telephone Company "AT&T" as a manager at the Libertyville phone office. He lived the majority of his life in McCullom Lake (McHenry).
He was a member of the Libertyville Rotary and a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in McHenry. John was a skilled carpenter, a trade he learned as a child. He enjoyed golf, which led him to reside in Florida during the winter months for the past 25 years.
John will be remembered for his great sense of humor, his wonderful long-term marriage to Lorraine and being a loving father.
John is survived by his son, Dr. John S. Boyle (Marcy King) of Oshkosh; grandchildren, John A. (Robin), Carrie J. and Philip S.; great-grandchildren, Luca and Frankie; son, Robert F. Boyle (Michele Burke) of Madison, Wis.; and grandchildren, Robert F. Jr and Nicole C.
John was preceded in death by his loving wife, Lorraine; his grandson, Alex T. Boyle; his five siblings, Everard, George, Ada Jeanette, Ross and David; and his sisters-in-law.
A church service is planned for McHenry with burial in Irving Park Cemetery, Chicago. The dates of service and burial will be announced later.
Konrad-Behlman Funeral Homes is assisting the family. For information, call the funeral home at 920-231-1510 or visit www.konrad-behlman.com.
Published in the Northwest Herald on Feb. 2, 2013
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