Richard Doyle

July 2, 1932January 8, 2019

Richard P. Doyle, ofs July 2, 1932 – January 8, 2019

Richard was a resident of the High Bar Harbor section of Long Beach Island, NJ. He was born on July 2, 1932 at Bristol, PA. Son of Charles T. Doyle, Sr. and Jean C. O'Brien. Survived by his wife, Patricia A. (nee Paxton) Doyle, and brother, Charles T. Doyle, Jr. of Levittown, PA. Sisters, Anne Armstrong of Manahawkin, NJ, Janet Doyle of Langhorne, PA. Deceased sister, Jean C. Luedtke of Mayetta, NJ. Richard had 25 nieces, nephews and Godchildren, as well as 32 great nieces and nephews.

Richard was a 1950 graduate of Langhorne Middletown High School and a 1958 graduate of Penn State University. While at Penn State, he was actively involved in Student Government, serving as Class VP and President of two honor societies. He also was president of his social fraternity, Alpha Sigma Phi. Richard was a member of the Men's lacrosse team.

He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1951 through 1954. He fought in Korea and was discharged as a sergeant. Following his tour in Korea, he was stationed at the Marine Barracks (8th and I Streets), Washington, DC for 18 months serving as Honor Guard.

He worked in the paper industry for forty years following his graduation from Penn State and retired as Territory Manager for the Mead Corporation in 1997.

Richard was an active member of St. Francis of Assisi Parish on Long Beach Island. He was a member of the Order of Secular Franciscans and served as a Eucharistic Minister and was active with the Men's Spirituality Group. He also was a member of the Beach Haven Yacht Club.

Richard served as both Treasurer and Secretary of the Kiwanis Club of LBI. He also was a member of the following veteran's organizations: Veterans of Foreign Wars, The American Legion, Disabled American Veterans and the Korean War Veterans Association. In addition, he served for several years as the Junior Vice Commandant of the Marine Corps League in Bayville, NJ.

If anyone cares to make a contribution in Richard's memory, they can do so by contributing to the St. Francis Food Pantry at St. Francis Community Center, Brant Beach, NJ 08008.

Services for Richard will be held on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at St. Francis Church from 10:00-11:00am followed by a Mass at 11:00am. To leave online condolences for the family, please visit


  • Memorial Visitation Wednesday, January 16, 2019
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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Bob & Dotti Meola

January 15, 2019

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal......
Love leaves a memory no one can steal.

Dick was truly a special man, who left anyone whoever met him with wonderful memories of a beautiful man with a big heart and an even bigger smile.

Until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand 💚☘️🍀

Herb Hertner

January 15, 2019

We often hear - life is made of memories - and Ritz and I certainly shared many wonderful and fun ones together. From being the person who introduced me to fraternity life as my big brother and roommate when I pledged Alpha Sigma Phi to visits when Ritz came to Fort Lauderdale and Miami for business and vacations, his visit with Pat after their honeymoon in the islands, my visits to New York, many homecomings, Alpha Sig reunions - including a reunion a few years ago on a great Caribbean cruise.

Ritz was a wonderful friend, sharing jokes, always with wit and a laugh. He was surely the organizer! Ritz wrote a memorable letter to be included in the book that Pam made for me for my 80th birthday last year reminiscing special memories which I will always treasure.

Ritz was truly dedicated to his family and friends, Penn State, our fraternity, his career, the Marines, church, community and a true family man - caring for everyone.

Pat, Pam and I are grateful to know you have a loving, devoted family and a caring, supportive circle of friends who will stay by your side. We send you our love and will keep you in our prayers.


Monnie Newman

January 14, 2019

Dear Pat and Doyle clan,
So very sorry to hear of Richard's passing. My mother's cousin Ritz was part of my childhood. I still remember him as a kind and witty man, who my mom always looked forward to seeing. My mom, Ruth, and my grandma, Kit , both loved him. I send my love, thoughts and prayers to you . May his memory be a blessing to all who knew him.

Monnie Newman

Holly Steadman

January 11, 2019

Dear Aunt Pat, family and friends,
We are so sorry for your are in our thoughts & prayers ❤️ Not only was Uncle Dick my uncle...he was a huge part of my childhood. From summers at their house on LBI, to teaching me how to fish, cooking me my first lobster, introducing me to LBI friends, singing “Maria” from the balcony, acting out Miss Piggy & Kermit, telling tons of jokes and stories, helping Scott & I re-new our vows, and so much more. We are so blessed we were able to share him with our own children, & see them cuddle & laugh with him. I wish, so much, we had more time. Dylan will miss his NASCAR buddy...he’ll continue to root for #9 for you 😉 Many things won’t be the same without you, especially summers on the shore, but you will forever be in our hearts and in our thoughts. We love you and miss you so much, Uncle Dickie ❤️
Holly, Scott, Ava & Dylan

David Young

January 11, 2019

My wife, Claudette, and I deeply valued Dick’s friendship. His strong faith, patriotism and service to the community inspired so many.

Claudette and David

Paige de Armas

January 11, 2019

Dear Aunt Pat and the families of Uncle Richard,

We are so sorry and deeply saddened by the loss of such a wonderful, caring, funny man. Our deepest sympathies go out to the entire family. I hope all the special memories can give you some comfort during this most difficult time.

Dick Doyle, my beloved godfather, was so many wonderful things to so many people. He devoted his life to his family, friends, community service, and serving his country and his church. He will be so greatly missed by countless people.
I was so lucky to share such great times with him and Aunt Pat down at the shore with our families... on the boat, fishing, clamming and getting to sit on his lap as a kid as he told us the best stories! I will miss his great wit and jokes and words of wisdom. I thought the world of him and always will.

You all are in our hearts, minds, thoughts and prayers.
With love and deepest sympathy,
Paige, Adrian, Luke & Jaclyn

Dave and Sue Ladley

January 11, 2019

Dave and I will always remember Ritz,
and cherish him as a wonderful friend and person! From Fraternity parties,
Football games, reunions, the two
cruises that he organized, and just being
the person who always was in touch,
he will be missed! Pat, please know how much we loved him and you!
Sue and Dave Ladley

John T. & Mary Lou Reim, 8th & I Marine

January 10, 2019

Dear Pat and other members of Dick's loving family. Please accept our sincere and heartfelt condolences. Dick was SPECIAL and he will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him. Following combat duty during the Korean War, Dick was assigned to the Marine Barracks, 8th & I Streets, Washington, DC (the oldest active post in the Corps). Select Marines were chosen for that assignment and he was quite proud to have been one of those select Marines! For more information about Dick's 8th & I assignment, please visit Rest in peace, Dick! Well done, Marine!!!! God Bless the Doyle Family. John T. & Mary Lou Reim, 8th & I Marine, Silent Drill Platoon, 1958-1961, Franklinville, NJ "Semper Fi"

Bernee Brawn

January 10, 2019

Pat, my thoughts are with you at this time. There are no words that can soften the loss for you but just know that your long life with Ritz and all those memories will bring back smiles once again. The time will come when you will remember some silly story and you will laugh out loud- know that he is there with you at that moment, tapping you on the shoulder and reminding you- it's ok to laugh and be happy.

My best to you,

Victor Bialous

January 10, 2019

The world lost an amazing man, but heaven gained that same amazing man! I am so glad I was able to reach out to Dick in the past couple weeks. I admired Dick for so many reasons, the list is long. Prayers to his beautiful wife and his family. Dick will always hold a special place in my heart.
Semper Fi!