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John J. "Jack" Doyle

May 30, 1926 ~ March 7, 2021 (age 94)

Obituary

DOYLE, JOHN JOSEPH (“JACK”)

Age 94, of Mount Lebanon, PA, passed away peacefully in his home with his daughters by his side on March 7, 2021. Jack was born and raised in Pittsburgh. He served in the Army during World War II in the European theater and had the opportunity to attend the Nuremberg Trials. He also traveled in Europe after the War and declared that his favorite place was Lake Lugano, between Northern Italy and Switzerland. He returned to Pittsburgh after the War and attended the University of Pittsburgh, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. He married Margaret Ann Terzis and they had four daughters. Jack was a lifelong Steelers fan, holding season tickets back in the days when the Steelers played in Forbes Field and continuing to hold season tickets at Three Rivers Stadium and Heinz Field. He worked nearly his entire career at Henkel Emery Chemical Corporation in Sales, becoming District Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA. Jack lived in Southern California for nearly twenty years, settling in San Juan Capistrano. He enjoyed special dining spots with views of the Pacific Ocean where he liked to sample California wines while watching the sunset, and enjoyed traveling to Ireland, Hawaii, Alaska, and the Caribbean. Jack became a Mensa member while living in California. He returned to Pittsburgh in 2002 to assist in the care of his sister, Mary Frances Doyle. He served as Eucharistic Minister at the Friday early morning Mass at St. Paul’s Monastery for a number of years. Jack is survived by his three loving daughters, Christine Doyle, Patty Walsh (Bob), Margaret (“Peggy”) Doyle (Uwe Kerkhoff), and the late Mary Doyle. He has five grandchildren, Liza Walsh, Sarah Massaro (Nick), Jack Walsh, Cassandra Kerkhoff Johnson (Sean), and Allison Kerkhoff. Jack is predeceased by his parents, Peter and Margaret Doyle, his sister, Mary Frances Doyle, and brother Peter Doyle. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Jack had a strong Catholic faith, loved his family, friends, all sports, vacations at the Jersey shore and on the California coast, a Manhattan cocktail and California wines. Visitation is private. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Winifred’s Church, 550 Sleepy Hollow Road, Mount Lebanon, PA 15228, on Thursday, March 11, 2021, at 12:00 p.m.  Interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery.  Memorial contributions can be made in Jack’s name to the Disabled American Veterans, 1000 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa 15222. A celebration of Jack’s life will be announced at a later date.  Due to the pandemic, masks and social distancing are mandatory.  Arrangements are by Frank F. DeBor Funeral Home, Inc., 1065 Brookline Blvd., 412-561-0380; www.deborfuneralhome.com. 

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Services

Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday
March 11, 2021

12:00 PM
St. Winifred Catholic Church
550 Sleepy Hollow Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15228

Interment following funeral service
Thursday
March 11, 2021

Calvary Cemetery
718 Hazelwood Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Donations

Disabled American Veterans
1000 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15222

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