John Joseph Doyle IV
1967 - 2017
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John Joseph Doyle IV

June 03, 1967 - September 18, 2017


John Joseph Doyle IV, age 50, passed away on Monday, September 18, 2017 in Visalia, California.

He was born on June 3, 1967 in Washington, DC to Jack and Evelyn Doyle. John attended Central Bucks High School East in Buckingham, Pennsylvania. John went on to graduate with a Bachelor's degree from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio and a Master's degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. On May 8, 2010, he married Kim Patchararat, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kim is his true love who brought peace and fulfillment to his life. John was a beloved son, a cherished brother to his siblings Anne and Scott, a committed husband to his wife Kim, and an unforgettable friend to countless people from his childhood, high school, college, and every stage of his adult life who remember him for his generosity and sense of humor. John was an avid golfer who learned the love of the game from his father and spent the remainder of his life chasing a little white ball from Pennsylvania to California with cherished side trips to Fishers Island, Pacific Grove and Pine Valley. John was a passionate fan of the Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies who believed that each season would end with a victory - but to only experience that thrill twice with the 1980 and 2008 World Series. John was a successful operator of a Jack & Jill Ice Cream truck, an apartment broker in New York City and most recently worked for Sunriver Sales in Visalia, California.

He is survived by his beloved wife Kim, his parents Jack and Evelyn, his sister Anne, his brother Scott and his wife April, and his Aunt Rie, Aunt Karen and Uncle Frank, and Uncle Chuck.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 10:00 AM at St. Charles Catholic Church, 5049 W Caldwell Ave, Visalia, CA 93277. The family will greet friends at the church on Saturday from 9:00 AM until the time of service.

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Published in Tulare Advance-Register & Visalia Times-Delta on Sep. 22, 2017.
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November 9, 2017
One of the most enthusiastic men I have ever known. He kept us laughing on the first floor of McBride Hall.
Kip Williams
September 27, 2017
I'm so sad to have lost my dear friend John. John was a good guy to have in your golf foursome. When I first played with John he used only irons and shot in the seventies. He had a little temper and wasn't getting along with his driver at the time. He brought a level of competitiveness that made us all better golfers. We had some laughs at the course and with friends at Robs house with Jason, Adam, Mike, and other duffers. Although it's tragic to lose John Doyle, I'm glad to have known him. I extend my deepest condolences to his wife and family.
Tim Ginn
September 22, 2017
My deepest sympathies to John's wife and family. JD, as we often called him at Kenyon College, was a great guy, and will be sorely missed.

I met JD my first week at Kenyon at the McBride dorm; we were two 18-year-olds eager to have fun in between studying. Fun we had, so after that first year, we joined the same fraternity and later shared an apartment.

One of my favorite college-era memories was our senior-year trip to Vieques, Puerto Rico. Kenyon pals Tom Parker, Andy Ferguson, JD and I spent a week cruising from pristine beach to pristine beach, beer and snorkels in hand. For sure one of the best vacations I'll ever have, thanks in large part to JD.

I'll miss John's intelligent conversation, and his fun-loving nature that helped me and others forget the struggles of life. I also wish we could have shared one last round of golf together when several Kenyon friends celebrated our 50th birthdays at Fisher's Island right before John's untimely passing.

Take care my friend,
--Steve Bard
Steve Bard
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