OBITUARY

Gerald Michael Boyle Jr.

August 17, 1935December 31, 2020

Age 85 passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2020.

Born in New York, Jerry was a graduate of Manhattan College and was an Officer in the US Navy. He wed the love of his life Maureen O’Shea in December 1957. Jerry worked for the Boyle family business until he decided to move his young family to San Diego in 1969.

He worked for San Diego Consolidated Company, Western Salt, The Census Bureau and ended his career as Chief Wharfinger and Union Shop Steward for the Port of San Diego.

Jerry was a loving father who always put his family first. All four of his children graduated from Catholic Universities and that could not have made him prouder. He was present at all their games, supporting them in all their activities and could not have been a better father. He adored his grandchildren, who were the lights of his life. He was devoted to his loving wife, Maureen who he cherished until she passed in 2004.

He was a man of integrity, dignity and respect and will always be remembered for his kindness, sense of humor, playful smile and twinkling blue eyes.

Jerry is preceded in death by his loving wife Maureen Margaret O’Shea Boyle. He is survived by his four children, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren: Maryclare Boyle, Rosemary Boyle, Gerald Michael Boyle III, Peter Damian Boyle and Kathy Holloway Boyle, Gerald Michael Boyle IV and McKenna Maureen Boyle.

A memorial will be planned when it is safe to do so.

If you wish to honor Jerry with a donation, he was passionate about the following charities:

San Diego VeloYouth http://veloyouth.org/

Founded and run by his daughter Maryclare, San Diego VeloYouth is the only values-based program that serves at-risk kids by infusing goal-setting, cycling and daily achievement. San Diego VeloYouth (SDVY) offers at-risk and disadvantaged teens 18 hours of coaching in cycling at the track in Balboa Park's San Diego Velodrome. The athletes give back (through community service), become mentors to their peers, and "pay it forward" as steps towards earning their own bike.

The Alpha Project https://www.alphaproject.org/

The mission of the Alpha Project is to empower individuals, families, and communities by providing work, recovery and support services to people who are motivated to change their lives and achieve self-sufficiency. The agency’s many programs are available to all persons in need regardless of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.

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Barbara Boyle Weaner

January 10, 2021

Uncle Jerry was my godfather, and holds a special place in my heart. I recall with respect and love his unending devotion, gentleness and kindness. His even temperament and relaxed approach with his nieces and nephews made us all feel equal and valued. I feel most grateful for the care he gave Aunt Maureen when she had cancer, and for the unfailing care he gave our dear Rosemary. May we all follow in his footsteps.

Sending love and support to Mary Clare, Rosemary, Michael and Peter.
Cousin Barbara

Brian Boyle

January 10, 2021

Although I didn’t get a chance to spend enough time with Uncle Gerry since we lived on different coasts, my Dad would always share his amazing stories of love and devotion to his family, country and to God. My Dad is convinced that he is a Saint, and I believe him. RIP Uncle Gerry, you will not be forgotten.

spike xavier

January 8, 2021

I was so saddened to hear of the passing of my amazing Uncle Gerry.
I will always remember when I was young and our families actually spent some awesome time together. Uncle Gerry was always so nice and kind and I loved his laugh.
I love my cousins and if you read this please know that I love you guys, and I am so sorry for your loss and that I understand how difficult this is, and will be.
Love you all and Love you Uncle Gerry.
Spike

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY