Joseph Anthony Doyle

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1920 - 2014 Joseph Anthony Doyle, 93, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, died peacefully at home on April 4, 2014 with his wife of nearly 70 years at his side.
He was born on June 13, 1920 in The Bronx, NY to Joseph A. Doyle Sr. and Jane Donahue. The oldest of five children and the only boy, Joe made the family very proud by earning a BS from Georgetown University in 1941.
He served as a Navy pilot in the Pacific during WW II earning the Navy Cross, Distinguished Flying Cross with three gold stars and the Air Medal with seven gold stars.
While at Georgetown he met a Marymount College student, Eugenie Fleri, and on August 19, 1944, while on leave from the war, they married, commencing the happy marriage that both partners credited for their long and healthy lives. Together they raised five children, traveled widely, and enjoyed going to the ballet. He always supported Genie's medical career and benefited greatly from her tender, expert care at the end of his life.
After the war, he entered Columbia Law School on the GI Bill, and after graduating in 1947 enjoyed a long career as partner at Shearman & Sterling in New York City.
Continuing to value his Navy career Joe served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy from 1979-1981. During this time, Genie commuted from her job at NYU Medical Center to make a home for him in Washington DC. He always spoke of his gratitude to her for making his public service possible.
He served on the Board of Directors of Fuji Bank & Trust and of the United Service Organizations of Metropolitan NY. He was also proud of his service on the Roxbury Land Trust Board in the Connecticut town where he maintained a weekend home at which his large family could gather.
He is survived by his wife, Genie, his sister, Mary, five children and their spouses, Christopher and wife, Laurie; Stephen and wife, Kathryn Fuller; Eugenie and husband Sam Burr; Jane Marie and husband John Day, Jr., Richard and wife Kate. His strong work ethic, loyalty to family, and devotion to duty has deeply affected his children. Joe was immensely proud of them. He was the loved and respected patriarch, "Pipa," to grandchildren, Sarah, Michael, Anne, Matthew, Peter, Margaret, Nora, Silas, Caleb, Nick, Addie, Helen, and Brendan. He enjoyed the news of his first great-grandchild, Noah. He also leaves many devoted nephews and nieces.
He was predeceased by his parents, and three sisters, Jayne, Anne, and Sheila.

Viewing will be Tuesday, April 8, 6-8 pm at Campbell's funeral home, 1076 Madison Ave, NYC; funeral Mass will be Wednesday, April 9 10 am at St. Joseph's Church, 371 6th Ave., NYC.
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Published on NYTimes.com from Apr. 7 to Apr. 8, 2014
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