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John Bartley Doyle March 7, 2017

John B. Doyle John Bartley Doyle, 69, passed away on March 7, 2017, in Morro Bay, Calif. John was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., in October 1947 to Gerard Doyle and Thelma Halstead, their only child. John graduated from Cardinal Farley High School in Rhinecliff, N.Y. Prior to his service to our country in the U.S. Air Force (1967-71 discharged from Vandenberg AFB), he attended Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, N.J. He attended Minot State College in North Dakota while in the service, and Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, Cuesta College and Cal Poly, both in San Luis Obispo after being discharged. John served at various AF bases stateside as well as in Korea. John worked for the U.S. Post Office, Pacific Telephone, Atascadero State Hospital and PG&E at Diablo Canyon. He retired from PG&E after 17 years of service, where he served as a contracts administrator. In 1976, John married Elaine Ramos in San Luis Obispo. Although they divorced, they remained good friends. They had one son, Jason. John loved the N.Y. Giants, even though he called them “the idiots” most of the time. He was also a N.Y. Yankees fan. John was a member of the U.S. Chess Federation, loved to play chess, and usually won! He was a history buff, a voracious reader, a great photographer, and a jazz enthusiast. He also loved to BBQ! John was one of the friendliest and outgoing people one could meet. He was very easy to talk to and had a great sense of humor. All who knew and loved him will sorely miss him. John was preceded in death by his father, Gerard Doyle; and his brother Steven Doyle. John is survived by his son, Jason of Portland, Ore.; mother Thelma Doyle of Seattle, Wash.; sister Natalie Doyle Dugger (Sean) of Salt Lake City, Utah; brothers Matthew Doyle (Heather) of Modesto, Calif., Robert Doyle and Kevin Doyle of Salt Lake City, Utah and Russell Doyle of Wash.; uncle Clyde Halstead of Ore.; former spouse Elaine Ramos Doyle of Los Osos; his best friend since childhood, George Tyler of Cream Ridge, N.J.; and numerous sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.

A service will be held at 10:00 am, Monday, March 27, 2017, at Benedict Rettey Mortuary in Morro Bay, with burial at Cayucos-Morro Bay Cemetery in Cayucos. John loved animals so please consider a donation to any non-profit humane society in his memory.

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