Boyle, John T.
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John T Boyle, 93, formerly of Illinois and Florida, died Sunday January 27, 2013 at Aurora Medical Center, Oshkosh. He was born January 3, 1920 in Chicago, son of Everard and Elizabeth Boyle. John graduate from Shurz High School in Chicago. He served in the US Army Air Corps from 1942 - 1945 as a 1st Lt. 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 January 13, 1944. He retired from Illinois Bell Telephone Company "AT&T" as a manager at the Libertyville, IL phone office. He lived the majority of his life in McCullom Lake (McHenry), IL. 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 last 25 years.
John is survived by his son, Dr. John S. Boyle (Marcy King), Oshkosh. Grandchildren John A. (Robin), Carrie J., and Philip S. Great grandchildren, Luca and Frankie. Son, Robert F. Boyle (Michele Burke), Madison. Grandchildren Robert F. Jr, and Nicole C.
John was preceded in death by his loving wife, Lorraine, and his grandson Alex T. Boyle, his five siblings, Everard, George, Ada Jeanette, Ross and David as well his sisters-in-law.
John will be remembered for his great sense of humor, his wonderful long term marriage to Lorraine and being a loving father.
A church service is planned for McHenry IL with burial at Irving Park Cemetery, Chicago. The dates of service and burial will be announced at a later date.
Published in Oshkosh Northwestern on Feb. 2, 2013