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Calvary Hill Funeral Home & Cemetery

21723 Aldine-Westfield Road, Humble, TX

A MESSAGE FROM THE FAMILY

In lieu of a funeral service, a memorial bench will be dedicated in memory of Brad at the Mercer Botanic Gardens, 22306 Aldine Westfield Rd, Humble, TX 77338.
OBITUARY

Brad Boyle

March 17, 1950March 22, 2020
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Bradley Hughes Boyle, 70, of Spring, Texas, entered into rest on March 22, 2020 following a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. He was born on March 17, 1950, the youngest of three children to the late Allette Hughes and Charles Boyle of Wexford, Pennsylvania. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne; stepdaughter, Heather Brock; step-granddaughter, Bridget Tindell; brother, Charles J. Boyle (Dale) of Austin, Texas; nephew, Ted Boyle and family of London, UK; niece, Jennifer Zerm and family of Woodinville, Washington, and several cousins. He was preceded in passing by his sister Susan Boyle of Springdale, Pennsylvania.

Brad graduated from North Allegheny High School in Wexford, Pennsylvania, and received a scholarship to Penn State where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1971. He served in the US Army as an intelligence analyst following graduation. While working in Pittsburgh, he earned an MBA from Pitt. He became a CPA a few years later as he chose to work in corporate financial functions. Most recently, he worked for AIG in Houston, Texas until cancer forced him to retire. Education and a strong work ethic were important to Brad throughout his adult life. He will be remembered as a gentle, kind, and modest soul by family and friends.

Brad's family would like to request that instead of flowers, donations be made to the American Cancer Society in his honor.

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MARK BORIGHT

March 29, 2020

I met Brad Boyle on July 24, 1984, when joining GTE as their 99th employee in the start up Wireless/Cellular industry. Brad must have been one of the first 35 or so employees hired.
Brad was the Budget, Planning & Analysis Manager, and my position was the Financial Reporting Accountant....over the 7 years there (we worked at least 11 or 12 years in man hours).
Brad had previously worked at Ford, then moved to Houston in the oil industry;as both industries "toileted" upon Bitter's entry, we were all concerned about our futures given his track record!
We worked on countless projects that often required long periods of 12 hour days X 7 days a week....one such project when the entire tax department turned over we got selected to prepare approximately 50 tax returns and neither of us had corporate tax experience.....we worked with supper on the company. We each gained 25 lbs in 4 months! Nightly gastronomical endurance contest climaxed with an Arby's show down where a draw was called after 3 Largest sandwiches, 2 large shakes, 2 large fries and an apple turnover.....each. We were in a lot of pain, Mr. Boyle really enjoyed Quantity over Quality.
A few nights we worked all night and then the next day 35 hours straight....many occasions we were the only 2 in the building.....Brad would go to the rest room or another floor, and without fail I would hide and find a way to jump out and scare him.....after a large gasp....he would hold his heart and yell in that uniquely high pitched, Pittsburgh broque, voice...STOP THAT YOU ARE GOING TO GIVE ME A HEART ATTACK...he reversed the role on me once with great enjoyment.
Brad was the least self serving/apolitical employee I ever worked with or for, he furthered many careers by freely mentoring fellow employees.
If everyone had a friend as decent, honest, fiercely loyal as BHB, this world would be a much better place. RIP my dear friend, you are much loved and are missed. Thank you for being you.



Romaine Box

March 27, 2020

Suzanne and I have been dear friends for well over 40 years. I have known Brad since they were married. And on special occasions my whole family had the pleasure of knowing him and the kind of person he was. I often had the pleasure of visiting with him and found him to be a very kind and cordial person. My whole family thought the same and often commented on what a nice guy he was.

I had a special day when I recently got him on the phone and wished him a 'Happy Birthday', and grabbed the chance to tell him what a special person I thought he was. He, in return, let me know that I was one too. That ended up being a very special day for me as well.

Throughout the years, I have silently praised Suzanne for caring so deeply (and sincerely) about making certain that Brad had the closeness of such a caring family that he so deserved. Not to mention... he was genuinely such a caring person himself.

Brad will be missed by me and my whole family, including both of my daughters and my son-in-law who had the 'pleasure' of being around him on several occasions. We all share in missing him and realize what we will be doing without. That is why we will all keep him in our hearts and forever miss him!

Romaine, Kenny and girls, Stacey Kennie (and Kelly)

Jay Middleton

March 27, 2020

I have known Brad for 35 years and I would have to say he was a truly
good person. There was not a dishonest bone in his body. He was always there to help in any way he could and did so on numerous occasions.

I will miss him very much. He is gone but not forgotten.

Ali Stillwell

March 26, 2020

A couple of nights before Brad passed, a text was passed around us AIG folks that Brad would not be able to receive visitors. A lot of us, some in small groups and others by themselves, had been planning to drop by and give him a little bit of a cheer. We heard he was looking forward to seeing us as much as we were looking forward to seeing him,. Well, what started out as a group text that night turned out to be an almost-all night of reminiscing about Brad, sharing stories about him, funny moments - a lot because he initiated them, some of us sharing how he mentored us and each of us sharing quotes and sayings Brad was famous at work for. It was in a way a celebration of his life - this man who loved his family so dearly and fiercely, a co-worker with impeccable work ethic and someone who we all respected. He was a man who is just, simply and unquestionably, good to the core. We will always miss you Brad . Heaven awaits you with open arms.

Janice Brock

March 26, 2020

I have thought so much of what I would tell as a memory of Brad. I think the last time I saw Brad would be the best one to share. I visited Brad on March 12 and had a long talk with him. We talked about so many things, but the most important one was his eternal home. Brad assured me that he knew Jesus as his Savior. He told me that he had been saved as a teenager. I told him that when I got to Heaven I wanted to make sure he was there. We had a nice long visit. I thank God I went to see him that day to say good bye until I see him again in Glory.

Melissa Luckett

March 26, 2020

I am not sure where to even begin - except there will never be another Brad. As I read other's memories - I have to smile as I saw many of the same qualities in him.
Brad hired me in 2002 to at AIG. I was young and new to the workforce.We worked many long days together and he was always patient with me - I probably wasn't the best at accounting but he was always patient with me and tried to help me any way he could. I quickly learned - if you ask Brad what time it was - not only would you know the time, but also how to build the watch. While Brad taught me a lot about accounting while I worked for him, he taught me way more about compassion, empathy and not to take everything so serious. I hope as I continue in my career, I can pay just a little of that forward.
Brad always spoke warmly of his family. He truly loved Bridget and talking about her and her future.
His jokes and sayings live on at AIG will and help bring smiles to those who knew him and those who have heard the stories.There's a lot going on in the world right now - but when this is all over - I think a lunch at Chuy's is due in your honor Brad (quality and quality :)). You were a blessing to all of us and it will not be the same without you.
Love always - Melissa



























Mark Freeman

March 26, 2020

I met Brad in the fall of 1980 when he was hired at Camco. I could tell right away Brad was a decent fellow and would be a good guy to work with.

Brad had just left Detroit where he had worked at Ford Motor Company. He had bought a house in Canton Michigan but the Detroit area economy was in the doldrums and he couldn't sell his house. With no job, no friends yet in Houston, a mortgage payment and a worn out sedan, he left Detroit and came to Houston. Unlike many people, Brad did not walk away from his mortgage. He paid the monthly payment for maybe 2 years until he finally sold the Canton house.

While he was selling his house, he was driving this old Ford sedan I think his father had sold him (probably for $1 LOL). I drove up behind him one morning in the parking lot and when he opened his car door, the bottom plate of the car door just fell on the ground. ...and broke into 2 rusty pieces. He kept driving that car until the Canton house was sold and he could save up enough money to make the down payment on a new Toyota. Brad was honest.

In his interactions with other people in restaurants, with vendors or in the workplace, Brad was patient and polite. Brad was well liked.

On a lighter note, Brad and I took the Becker CPA review class together in the fall of 1980. We would leave work and drive to a chicken franchise for dinner before the 3 hour ordeal of class. The restaurant sold these tasty yeast rolls. Brad would buy a dozen and eat all of them along with 2 packets of honey for each roll. Brad had a sweet tooth.

I saw Brad work countless 14 or 15 hour days and sometimes all night if he had to. No whining. No complaining. Just results. Brad was a hard worker.

I left Houston in 1991 but Brad and I got together regularly over the years. He spoke fondly about Suzanne, Heather and Bridget and the special place they had in his life. Brad was steadfast.

Our loss is Heaven's gain.






Regina Morrison

March 26, 2020

We used to have a Friday breakfast club in the Finance group at AIG for many years. I always looked forward to seeing Brad on Friday morning, he was always smiling. I have to admit that when I’d bring bagels I’d have to hide most of the cream cheese from him so there would be some for everyone else! During year-end we would also have lunch delivered. When I would ask Brad for his choice, he almost always replied “quantity over quality”. He was one of a kind! He was also one of the most selfless people I’ve ever known. When he talked about his family, he would just beam! His family meant the world to him so I know there’s a huge void in their lives now. I hope you all can find some comfort knowing Brad is resting in God’s loving arms and will forever be in your hearts. He will always hold a special place in mine 💕Gina

Heather B

March 25, 2020

To my Mr. Magoo,

Funny ways of knowing your loved

The embrace of a hug
The side eye with a wink

The one I call Mr Magoo will forever know are unspoken way with one another

I love you.

Heather

David Ayoub

March 25, 2020

We morn the loss our beloved coworker and friend. He battled that cancer for over two years, what a fighter he wasn't going to let it get him down. He was always in good spirits. In the end it just caught up with him. Brad is at peace now. My thoughts and prayers go out to his wife and family.
Brad we will missed you and your jokes told over and over again. You were a great guy and it was a privilege to know you. May you continue to Rest in Peace.

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A beautiful and thoughtful gift to the family from Brad’s AIG Family

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