OBITUARY

Kevin John Boyle

June 6, 1957July 24, 2018
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Kevin John Boyle, 61, a resident of Harrisonburg passed away early Tuesday morning, July 24, 2018 at his home after an eleven year battle with cancer.

He was the youngest child of the late John and Pauline Boyle, born on June 6, 1957 in Palmerton, Pa. Kevin grew up in Lansford, Pa. and his family relocated to Easton, Pa., in 1969. He was a graduate of Notre Dame High School in Green Pond, Pa. Kevin graduated in 1979 from West Chester State College, now West Chester University, and served as president of Friars Society. He was Vice President and General Manager of Harrisonburg Nissan, Vice President of Covington Nissan and Honda and Manager and Vice President of Staunton Nissan, Subaru and Hyundai. Aside from his professional life, Kevin was a member of the local Harrisonburg Lions Club and Harrisonburg B.P.O.E. #450; he worked closely with the Boys and Girls Club where he was a member of the Board of Directors, coached local recreation baseball, basketball, AAU basketball, hosted Harrisonburg Turks players and was an active committee member of Harborfest in Norfolk, while living in Virginia Beach.

Kevin is survived by his loving wife, Deborah Jones Boyle; sons, Brian Connor and John Connor Boyle; siblings, Carol Notari and husband Robert, Dennis Boyle and wife, Mary, Diane Funsten and husband, Tony; mother-in-law, Barbara Jones, father-in-law, David Jones, and brother-in-law, David Jones, Jr. and wife, Freda; ten nieces and nephews, many close family members and friends. He fought for as long as he possibly could despite the many challenges and setbacks of these eleven difficult years. Kevin will be long remembered for his compassion and friendship to many. His ongoing legacy will be the positivity and strength he showed in the face of such adversity and the connections he made that will live beyond his life. He was a loving husband, father and friend, and will be deeply missed. The family will receive friends 6:00-8:00pm, Friday, July 27, 2018 at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg. A Mass of Resurrection will be held 9:00am, Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church with Father Miguel Melendez officiating. Private burial will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Boys and Girls Club of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, P.O. Box 1223, Harrisonburg, VA 22803; Legacy Hospice, CHA Foundation, 500 Faulconer Dr., Suite 200, Charlottesville, VA 22903 or to a charity of one’s choice.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Deborah Jones Boyle, Wife
  • Brian Connor Boyle, Son
  • John Connor Boyle, Son
  • Carol Notari & husband, Robert, Sister
  • Dennis Boyle & wife, Mary, Brother
  • Diane Funsten & husband, Tony, Sister
  • Barbara Jones, Mother-in-law
  • David Jones, Father-in-law
  • David Jones, Jr. & wife, Freda, Brother-in-law
  • Ten Nieces & Nephews, Nieces & Nephews
  • Many Close, Family Members & Friends
  • Pauline Boyle, Mother
  • John Boyle, Father

Services

  • Visitation Friday, July 27, 2018
  • Mass of Resurrection Saturday, July 28, 2018
REMEMBERING

Kevin John Boyle

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Joe Brett

July 30, 2018

I was lucky to have known Kevin since our freshman year in college. In the forty three years since, my life has been better for having had Kevin in it. He was a tremendous husband, father and friend, that I have used as a guide on how to live my life. I will miss being able to pick up the phone and talk with him about family, sports, career etc. There is an old song titled " The Song is Ended , but the Melody Lingers On." Because of the of the wonderful person he was, Kevin's melody will linger on for a very long time.

Dickie Leap

July 29, 2018

Prayers to the family of Kevi n

This world has lost a very special person. I was honored to work
with Kevin for 5 years at Harrisonburg Nissan. Whenever you met Kevin he always had a big smile and always asked how you were doing. He treated all his employees like family. When Kevin would come over to the shop to borrow a tool from me or Tommy he would say he needed to borrow some of "his" tools

Yes Kevin will be dearly missed by me but never forgotten.

Prayers for your family
Dickie Leap

Laura Troup

July 29, 2018

Debby, Brian, and Connor
Kevin was a dear friend to us. I have so many memories of our years of friendship that I will treasure forever. He was a wonderful man, friend, father and husband and he will be dearly missed.
Love you all.
Laura and Dov Troup

Bo Hobbie

July 27, 2018

Debbie,Conner and Brian my wife Patti and I love your Dad and join the many that benefited by his care for us as well. Tuesday's were Kevin and my special time as comrades in the car business. All I needed to do was wait on any customer available and Kevin would find the way to get them sold....and he and I enjoyed the working process and much success on those many, many Tuesdays in the biz.
If Patti and I can be of any assistance at all both now ,or in the future to your family in any way please contact us ! We send our love to you all.

Bo & Patti Hobbie

Dick Myers

July 27, 2018

To the family of Kevin,

I would like to express to the family my deepest thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of Kevin. I am so happy I had the privilege in recent years
to work with him and learn to know what a special individual he was. The beautiful piece of Kevin moving on to his next life, he leaves behind all the suffering and pain, and gains a life we all daily strive for with our God.

JAMES HARVEY

July 27, 2018

Kevin was not just a friend but he was someone who helped me a lot in the car business and was a confidant in good and bad times in the business. He would always give me a hard time about the Washington Redskins when he would walk by my office
and we would laugh and he would say "Oh well maybe next year" and laugh . I know he has had a long fight with this illness and he has fought it admirably and he is now at final peace. My condolences to his Family and his friends because Kevin was very much loved and respected in his community. We have lost Kevin but we truly will never lose his memories and his friendship because it will go on in our hearts until we pass and we will see him again. WE MISS YOU KEVIN BOYLE BUT YOU WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN!!!!!!!

Carla Jacobs

July 27, 2018

Dear Debbie, Brian and Conor ~

We are saddened to learn of Kevin’s passing. Only this week while Leah was home visiting from Atlanta we were remembering our years of living on Hillcrest as your neighbors. We have fond memories of watching Kevin dressed in his shorts and polo shirt load Brian and Conor into the car heading out to school or athletic activities. We enjoyed watching your family grow up before our eyes. Soon the guys were able to drive themselves, but Kevin remained activating their lives.

Holding your family in our hearts as you honor Kevin’s life with fond memories.

Warmly,
Sherwin, Carla and Leah Jacobs

Donna Booker

July 26, 2018

Dear Debby, Brian, and Connor,

We are deeply saddened to hear of Kevin's passing and so sorry for your loss! The guys worked together for many years and we often think of all of our wonderful VADA trips with your family. Kevin was always a fun, kind, all-around great guy and we have many fond memories of our time with all of you!! You will be in our thoughts and prayers. We miss you all very much!

With love and fondness,
John, Donna, Jessee & Aly Booker

Jeanette Toohey

July 26, 2018

First of all, Debbie, Brian and Connor ,
my heart is broken for you. I am very sorry.

I, too, am very sad to have lost one special friend. I am honored to call Kevin my friend for many of the same reasons posted previously.
His caring, calm, giving, selfless,positive and generous personality has yet to be replicated . The one trait , however, that I admire the most was his ability to think and speak of people in the most positive manner, never judging or speaking unkind words no matter what the circumstances.
Truly one of a kind, gone too soon.

Chris and Dawn Womack

July 26, 2018

Debbie, Brian and Connor:

We are so sorry to hear about Kevin's passing. He was a fantastic person and we know that you all are bearing a very heavy loss. It's in keeping with Kevin's character that he was able to fight so long. You guys are all in our prayers.

Chris, Dawn, and Landon

Biography

Kevin John Boyle, 61, a resident of Harrisonburg passed away early Tuesday morning, July 24, 2018 at his home after an eleven year battle with cancer.

He was the youngest child of the late John and Pauline Boyle, born on June 6, 1957 in Palmerton, Pa.

Kevin grew up in Lansford, Pa. and his family relocated to Easton, Pa., in 1969. He was a graduate of Notre Dame High School in Green Pond, Pa.

Kevin graduated in 1979 from West Chester State College, now West Chester University, and served as president of Friars Society. He was Vice President and General Manager of Harrisonburg Nissan, Vice President of Covington Nissan and Honda and Manager and Vice President of Staunton Nissan, Subaru and Hyundai. Aside from his professional life, Kevin was a member of the local Harrisonburg Lions Club and Harrisonburg B.P.O.E. #450; he worked closely with the Boys and Girls Club where he was a member of the Board of Directors, coached local recreation baseball, basketball, AAU basketball, hosted Harrisonburg Turks players and was an active committee member of Harborfest in Norfolk, while living in Virginia Beach.

Kevin is survived by his loving wife, Deborah Jones Boyle; sons, Brian Connor and John Connor Boyle; siblings, Carol Notari and husband Robert, Dennis Boyle and wife, Mary, Diane Funsten and husband, Tony; mother-in-law, Barbara Jones, father-in-law, David Jones, and brother-in-law, David Jones, Jr. and wife, Freda; ten nieces and nephews, many close family members and friends.

He fought for as long as he possibly could despite the many challenges and setbacks of these eleven difficult years. Kevin will be long remembered for his compassion and friendship to many. His ongoing legacy will be the positivity and strength he showed in the face of such adversity and the connections he made that will live beyond his life. He was a loving husband, father and friend, and will be deeply missed.

The family will receive friends 6:00-8:00pm, Friday, July 27, 2018 at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.

A Mass of Resurrection will be held 9:00am, Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church with Father Miguel Melendez officiating. Private burial will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Boys and Girls Club of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, P.O. Box 1223, Harrisonburg, VA 22803; Legacy Hospice, CHA Foundation, 500 Faulconer Dr., Suite 200, Charlottesville, VA 22903 or to a charity of one’s choice.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com.