DOYLE, George T.

DOYLE, George T.

GEORGE T. DOYLE, age 86, of Parma Hts. Husband of Catherine (Kay) Doyle for 61 years.  Devoted father of Jack (Peggy), Kathy, Jeanne Doyle-Goodwin (Paul), Pat Liebhardt (Michael), and Brian (Maggie Conley).  Overly generous grandfather of Sean, Jonathon, Bridie, Conor, Erin, Kevin, Clare, Jack, and Lucy. Brother of the late Jack, Florence, and Herb Doyle.  George was a founding parishioner of St. Bridget’s of Kildare in Parma where he served as head usher for decades.  He was a printing pressman after his tour in WWII which included the invasion on D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge.  His participation in civic life included service to Parma Hts. and membership in many organizations including the American Legion, Knights of Columbus, Disabled American Veterans, Holy Name Society, and Members of the Purple Heart.

Mass of Christian Burial: Wednesday, July 6, 9:30 AM at St. Bridget of Kildare Church. Interment: Thursday, National Cemetery, Rittman.

Visitation: Tuesday, 2-4 and 6:00-8:30 at The Zabor Funeral Home, 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma (betw. Snow and Ridge).

In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to St. Bridget’s or VFW Post 1974. To offer online condolences please visit

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  1. Fr. Ed Estok on July 3rd, 2011 12:06 pm

    Kay, Brian and family,
    I am out of town but wanted to express my sympathy. Great and generous soul, George. May he rest in peace. Fr. Estok

  2. John Gale on July 3rd, 2011 3:32 pm

    Dear Kay and Family,

    It is with deep sadness that Eleanor and I send our condolences. Both you and George are chresihed friends. Although we do not see each other anymore, it does not mean that we do not apppreciate the profound pleasure of knowing you both. God bless all of you.

  3. Wilbur Priver on July 4th, 2011 4:31 pm

    Dear Kay and family;

    My deepest sympathy to you and yours for the loss of George. I knew him only casually in school as our curriculums were different but, I knew of his exploits from newspaper articles published when a local GI was wounded, killled or awarded a medal and the school was mentioined. These clips were sent to me by my sister to the various Air Force camps where I was in training. It was at the WTH luncheons that I got to know him better and we both were VA patients. The picture with the death notice was the Goerge I got to know better – always smiling with the Irish twinkles in his eyes. May God give you all the strength needed at this time and you are all in my prayers.

  4. David, Mary Ann , Ryan and Nate Colegrove on July 4th, 2011 8:32 pm

    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Paul Masiella on July 5th, 2011 7:28 am

    Jack, my condolences to you and your family.

  6. Cathy (Olenchuk) Poston on July 5th, 2011 5:28 pm


    Your father was a great man. His passions were his church and his family. Always a smile on his proud Irish face. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. andrew darmon on July 6th, 2011 6:00 am

    Dear Mrs. Doyle and family , please allow me to offer my condolences on your loss. I had the pleasure of getting to know Mr. Doyle the last three years being his mail carrier. I always found him to be humorous and kind. He always said hello and asked how i was if he saw me. I am going to miss seeing him come out for the mail. i know you will miss seeing him always. I have everyone in my prayers, and I know God has Mr.Doyle in the palms of His hands.

  8. Judy M. Eicher on July 6th, 2011 12:41 pm

    Jack and Family,
    I would like to extend my condolences to all of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. John Mize,Ph.D. on July 8th, 2011 10:24 am

    It has been my good fortune to have been friends with the Doyle family for the last 15 years.While my acquaitance with Kay has been of greater duration, I cherish the memories of my interactions with George. He was a splendid gentleman,whose courtesy, wamrth, generosity and repsect were equaled by his playful wit and droll sense of humor.He will be missed genuinely.

  10. Tom Lynch on July 8th, 2011 4:28 pm

    I saw the wonderful tribute to George in today’s Plain Dealer.
    What a great man he was.
    I knew him from boyhood, he live just up the Street towards Lorain on West 105th St.
    We also were boy scouts together for many years. He was always a good friend and a good example to those who followed him.
    I was always interested in anything about him.
    I’m sure you will miss him Kay, but what wonderful memories. Lots of good luck and good health to you

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