Dr. Richard J. Boyle died at home on September 10, 2007, at the age of 80. He was born in Westport, NY, in 1927, the son of Henry and Mary (Stevenson) Boyle.
Richard joined the Air Force in 1944 and served until 1947. He attended CCNY and Marquette University before transferring to the University of Delaware where he received his B.S. in Chemistry. He went on to receive his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Notre Dame. He then worked for American Cyanamid for 38 years where he held different technical roles. Throughout his career he obtained 12 patents, one of which is still in commercial use today.
Richard loved golf and played for over 50 years. He coached both boys and girls CYO basketball teams for over 25 years. When he was in his 50s he ran competitively in senior long distance races in central NJ. For many years, he enjoyed summers at his home on Lake Seymour in Vermont. Since his retirement in 1991, Richard and his wife, Barbara, traveled extensively. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, where he served as a Eucharistic Minister since 1977.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Barbara A. (Turner) Boyle; his children, Becky Peterson and husband Tom of Burlington, VT and grandson, Jesse; Sue Boyle and partner Gwen Hilyard of Salt Lake City, UT; Steve Boyle and fianc饠Huy Le of Vancouver, BC; Mary Beth LeBlond and husband Neil of Branchburg and grandsons, Logan and Griffin; Carolyn Boyle and husband Toby Caven of Seattle, WA; Kevin Boyle and partner Lori Neuhauser of Somerville and grandson, Turner. He was predeceased by his parents, his brother, Robert, and his daughter, Kathryn. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends and remembered always by those whose lives he touched.
The family would like to extend their deepest appreciation and thanks to the Somerset Hills Hospice Team, especially Rosalie and Carlos.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 am on Thursday, September 13 at Immaculate Conception Church, 35 Mountain Ave., Somerville, NJ. Interment will be at a family plot at St. Philip Neri Church in Westport, NY. Visitation hours are 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm Wednesday, Sept. 12 at the Cusick Funeral Home in Somerville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his name may be made to the Covenant House New York, 460 West 41st Street, New York, NY 10036, or Somerset Hills Hospice, 200 Mt. Airy Rd., Basking Ridge, NJ 07920.