Robert F. “Bob” Doyle, 81, passed away peacefully on January 8, 2020. Bob was born on November 16, 1938, son of the late Robert F Doyle, Sr. & Genevieve (Blake) Doyle. Bob attended St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Hartford. He later moved to Windsor, CT, graduating from the Windsor school system. He went on to attend Norwich Military Academy in Vermont and later enlisted in the US Army. During his years of service, Bob traveled to Iran, Turkey, Africa & Germany. When his military service ended, Bob went on to work with his father at Dwight R. Judson Co, a local wholesale distributor of chemicals. They soon formed their own company, Doyle Chemical.
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Bob’s out-going personality and uncanny ability to remember each and every person he ever met served him well in a variety of sales roles throughout his life. As a proud life member of Windsor CT Lodge # 2060 of The Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks, Bob lived true to the Elk’s four cardinal virtues: charity, justice, brotherly love, & fidelity. In recent years, this was most evident in his volunteer work as a driver for Nutmeg Senior Rides and his unwavering willingness to help a friend (or even a perfect stranger) in their time of need. Bob was very proud of his military service and he loved swapping stories with other Vets; many of whom he helped get into the VA Health System. Bob was also a member of the American Legion and Moose Lodge in north central Pennsylvania where he enjoyed spending time with his wife at their log cabin in the woods.
Bob is survived by his beloved wife of 20 years, Dale Doyle and his step-daughters; Melissa Koneski and her husband Michael of Windsor, CT and Angela Sawyer and her husband Chris of Bristol, CT; and cousin John Gunning and his wife Nancy of Chicago, IL. Bob was predeceased by two brothers, John & Peter Doyle. He was also predeceased by the other loves of his life – his dogs Farley, Bandit, & Molly.
Relatives and friends may join the family on Saturday, January 18, 2020 between 10am-12pm with a Funeral Home Service at 12pm at the Bassinger & Dowd Funeral Home, 37 Gardner Street, East Windsor. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111. For online condolences please visit www.pietrasfuneralhome.com.