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.