Joseph Paul Doyle, 28, passed away suddenly on the morning of July 4, 2010, in Washington, DC. Joseph was born on August 14, 1981, in Oklahoma City, to John and Paula Doyle. He attended Yukon High School, where he played football and participated in speech & debate, graduating in 2000. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 2004 with a degree in English Language and Literature and was a rising third-year law student at the College of William & Mary. He was working this summer at the law firm of King & Spalding in Washington, DC, and planned to study in Madrid in the fall.Joseph was an excellent student whose many activities included Model UN and the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society at the University of Virginia, as well as the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal and the Law School's Election Law Society at the College of William & Mary. He was also an avid traveler, a lover of books, and a great fan of baseball, soccer, and Evelyn Waugh.Joseph is survived by his parents, John and Paula Doyle; his grandmother, Della Fauss; his brother, Mark Doyle; and his loving companion, Tina Shaughnessy; as well as many friends, family members, colleagues, and fellow students who mourn his passing. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 9, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 5024 N. Grove Ave., Warr Acres. Those who wish to make a donation, in lieu of flowers, may contribute to an endowed bookshelf in his name for the Jefferson Society's rooms at UVA. Checks, with Joseph's name written in the memo section, can be sent to: Jefferson Literary and Debating Society, Newcomb Hall Station, PO Box 400438, Charlottesville, VA 22904. To share a memory or condolence, visit www.mercer-adams.com www.mercer-adams.com
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Published in The Oklahoman on July 8, 2010