Joseph Charles Doyle, beloved husband for 49 years of Bridget Theresa Browne, County Mayo, Ireland; cherished father of Bob and Maureen, much loved father-in-law to Ellen; and honored grandfather of Kathleen, Erin, John and Maire entered into eternal rest on August 1, 2006. He was born September 3, 1919 in Chicago, IL and was preceded in death by his parents Thomas and Dora; brother Thomas and sister Mary. A WWII veteran he served in the US Coast Guard aboard a Destroyer Escort in the Atlantic and Mediterranean seas. After the war he continued to serve spending 8 years as a policeman and 26 years as a fireman, both in Chicago, retiring in 1982 as a lieutenant. He was especially proud to have called Chicago his home and of his father's birth home of County Wexford Ireland and of his mother's North Wales heritage. Joe and Bridget moved to Vancouver, WA in 1986 and Camas, WA in 2005 to be closer to family. He was a faithful parishioner of St. Josephs Church, in Vancouver, and St. Thomas Aquinas Church, in Camas. Joe was an avid reader and he loved history, travel and most of all to reminisce with family and friends. He kept abreast of local and international current affairs and could always be counted upon for the gift of good conversation and when he was feeling better, a well made Manhattan cocktail. Everyone was very welcome in the Doyle home. The sum of all his love and his service made a difference in our lives and we will greatly miss him. He leaves behind many good friends in the Vancouver and Chicago areas. Viewing/Visitation for family and friends will be at the Doyle home on Friday, August 4, from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, August 5, from 4 to 9 p.m. The Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m., on Sunday, August 6, and the funeral Mass at 11 a.m., Monday, August 7, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Camas, WA. Straub's Funeral Home, in Camas, is in charge of the arrangements. To send condolences or to sign the online guest book visit www.straubsfuneralhome.com Any contributions can be made to Hospice Southwest @ P.O Box 1600, Vancouver, WA 98668, which was great confort to Joe and his family. Published in the Chicago Tribune on 8/4/2006.