William Doyle, 62, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving wife and daughters on June 19, 2022 in Rockaway, NJ.
William was born in Würzburg, Germany on December 24, 1959 to Edward and Ilse Doyle. He grew up in Long Island, New York and later on graduated from Stonybrook University with a degree in History. After graduation, William enlisted and served the Army for 21 years. As an officer, William saw most of the world and had incredible stories to share. There while stationed in Panama, he met the love of his life and wife of 25 years, Alicia. William later received many accolades for his work in the military. When William retired from the military and became a veteran, he and his family settled down in Rockaway, New Jersey to continue his career at Picatinny Arsenal for the following 18 years.
William was a kind, wonderful soul. He was a devoted husband and father to his two beloved daughters. William was an active and dedicated man. He had an amazing green thumb, spending his summers taking care of his beautiful plants, whether it was growing tomato plants and various vegetables, planting flowers in the garden, or taking care of his bonsai tree and elephant ears. William was a natural artist and on his free time would create stunning landscape watercolor paintings. Animals were drawn to him, just as he was to them, and William would spend time taking care of wildlife and his pets at home.
William is survived by both his parents, Edward Doyle and Ilse Doyle; his wife, Egnis Alicia Doyle; his children, Sharon Nicole Doyle and Alexis Doyle; his brother, Werner Doyle; his extended family; and his dog, Lucas.
The funeral will be held 11:00 am on Friday, June 24 at Sacred Heart Church, 4 Richards Avenue, Dover, NJ with Father Manuel Guevara officiating. Cremation is private.
Visitation will be Thursday, June 23 from 4-8 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.
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Sally Peters saysJune 21, 2022 at 1:47 pm
Our hearts and our love go out to the William Doyle Family. William was one of my favorite people who had the most wonderful smile. His life was taken too soon, and America has lost a real patriot. He leaves behind his beautiful wife and daughters, his loving parents and his brother. We will miss him.
Craig Harris Cugini saysJune 21, 2022 at 9:02 pm
Alicia, Sharon and Alexis –
I was saddened to learn of Williams passing. He was such a great man. He and I worked many late hours together on some tough projects. He would take breaks to work out at the gym but then get right back o business. We worked in three different buildings together and he was a founding member of “Club 21”. He loved talking about his girls and bragging about all of their accomplishments. He was fun to be around but very focused on his tasks. It was often difficult to get him to go home at night because he was so dedicated to accomplishing his mission. We had so much fun, many laughs at and after work. He even took care of me dropping me off, picking me up and driving me home surgery. William and I spent days on end recovering Picatinny from Hurricane Sandy. When no one else on the installation had to work, there was Craig and William. He was instrumental in constructing and executing some of the largest Force Protection Exercises ever. Picatinny is safer and healthier because of Williams dedication to duty. He and I took a trip to Virginia for a Force Protection Show and found time to explore Fredericksburg. He was like a kid in a candy store wanting to see all of the battlefields and historical buildings. We could hardly get him back to NJ he was so caught up in the history. From helping watch my dog Beckett to Cook-outs and gatherings and time a Bucky’s, William was always in a humorous and fun loving mood. I will always have very fond memories of William. He was a friend to all who knew him. The world is a darker place without him.
My sincere condolences on the loss of William. Club 21 and specifically Me, have lost a big part of our heart. I wish I was closer to visit for the services. Please know I want to be there for you all. I wish you peace in knowing he is no longer in pain nor suffering. Farewell my Friend and Army Brother.
Clarence Lacy saysJune 22, 2022 at 12:38 am
My sincere condolences to William Doyle Family. William was hard working, dedicated, and of the nicest guy at Picatinny Arsenal. William and I would take breaks after work and play tennis together. I will always have fond memories of William. Thanks for keeping Picatinny safe.
Chuck Chapman saysJune 22, 2022 at 10:57 pm
Sending my condolences to the family of William Doyle. I had the pleasure of working with him at Picatinny Arsenal. William was great colleague and we had many a long talk on the challenges we faced at work. We could always call each other to get an opinion of something we were working on. I true gentlemen and very proud of his wife and family. It was a true pleasure to know and work with him.