John Doyle, 82
May 16, 2020
John Doyle, 82, died on May 6 in the Olympia area, his home of more than 35 years.
Born in Boston, John grew up in Wareham. Following high school, he joined the Marine Corps as an enlisted man, attending college at night and on weekends in order to earn a B.A. in economics from Park College in Kansas City and an MBA from Pepperdine.
Through his role in the military, in addition to doing a tour of duty in Vietnam, he lived all over the U.S. and in Japan, along with his wife, Joyce, and their three children. After retiring from the Marine Corps as a Major in 1978, John began a second career as a director for the Department of Transportation, retiring from that position in the early 2000s.
He is survived by his son, John, and his daughter, Jennifer Schaefer; three grandchildren; and a brother, James Doyle. A private memorial service will be arranged by Tumwater’s Funeral Alternatives at a later date.