John F. Boyle, 85 years, of New Tripoli, formerly of Pompton Lakes, NJ and the Inwood neighborhood of NYC, passed away Saturday, June 20, 2020 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill. He was the widower of Theresa M. (Ford) Boyle. Born in NYC, he was the son of the late John F. and Margaret (O’Connor) Boyle of Ireland.
He went to school at Good Shepherd School and then Rice High School. He served in the United States Army with the 1st Infantry Division. After discharge, he worked his way up from the mailroom to Computer Programmer during his almost 35 year career with the American Cyanamid Company. Still wanting to give back in his retirement, he decided to become a Teacher’s Aide at the Windsor Learning Center of Pompton Lakes for the next decade. John was a member of the Good Shepherd Parish (NYC), St. Mary’s (Pompton Lakes, NJ) and finally St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Orefield.
He is survived by his son, Sean F. Boyle, his wife Kristen, grandchildren, Teighan, Tealyn, and Tyleigh and his Boxer buddy, Panda. He was predeceased by his sister Margaret Boyle. John was a devoted NY Giants season ticket holder along with many of his good friends from Inwood. John was always in attendance for Sean’s football games for PLYO, DePaul Catholic HS and the University of Pennsylvania. The last 15 years of his life he was a devoted grandfather attending his granddaughters’ athletic and school events while also making sure the girls got off the bus safely each day from his front door guard post with Panda. He will be sorely missed by his family in the United States and Ireland and his friends from Inwood, Pompton Lakes and Pennsylvania.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 AM on Thursday, June 25 at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 1879 Applewood Dr., Orefield with Rev. Msgr. Robert J. Wargo as Celebrant. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 AM. Interment, Our Lady of the Magnificat Catholic Church Cemetery
in Kinnelon, NJ at 3:00 PM. Arrangements by Keller Funeral Homes, Inc. in Fogelsville. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.KellerFuneralHomes.com. Please note that state guidelines will be followed, face masks will be required, and social distancing will occur.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to DePaul Catholic High School, the Brian Buczek Scholarship Fund in memory of John Boyle, father of Sean Boyle, Class of 1989. Link: https://www.depaulcatholic.org/pages/gifts.html.