Joseph A. Doyle, 75, of Union Mills Road, Broadalbin, died Friday, August 3, 2012, at St. Mary's Healthcare following a short illness.
He was born in Staten Island on March 25, 1937, and was a 1954 graduate of McKee High School. In 1983, Joe earned a degree in Business Administration from Elizabeth Seton College. He lived in Queens for 35 years before moving to Broadalbin 20 years ago.
Mr. Doyle was a supervisor for the U.S. Postal Service on Wall Street, retiring on April 3, 1992, after 38 years of service.
He was a member of St. Joseph's Church in Broadalbin.
Mr. Doyle was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served during the Korean War.
Joe was also a member of the Fish House Fish & Game Club and the American Legion Post #337 of Broadalbin.
He was an avid reader and a history buff and enjoyed watching baseball and hockey. Joe was a loyal NY Mets fan.
He was married to Lucille Avino on January 12, 1957. She died on September 6, 2010. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by his mother, Elizabeth Doyle, his aunt Mabel Doyle, and a cousin, Sandra Cross.
Survivors include two sons, Joseph A. Doyle of Chester, Md. and Patrick A. (Marie) Doyle of Saratoga Springs; a daughter, Kathleen (Dean) McKenna of Stockholm, N.J.; four grandchildren, Dana and Kyle McKenna, Joseph A. Doyle, and Ashley Bechard; and a close cousin, Mary Jane Kegelman.
A prayer service will be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Robert M. Halgas Funeral Home Inc., 111 County Highway 106, (corner of Route 29 and Black Street) Johnstown, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church, 7 North St., Broadalbin, with the Rev. Neil Draves-Arpaia. Burial will take place at the Gerald B.H. Solomon-Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville, at 1:30 p.m. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Robert M. Halgas Funeral Home Inc., 111 County Highway 106, (corner of Route 29 and Black Street) Johnstown. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fish House Fish & Game Club, in care of the funeral home.