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Don Boyle, long-time Reston resident, died on Monday Dec. 30 2013

Donald Paul Boyle, Sr., a resident of Reston since 1967, died on December 30, 2013, of natural causes. He was a sales representative for manufacturers of electronic components and worked with the federal government and large corporations until his retirement in 2011.

He graduated from Mount Carmel High School in 1952, where he was a member of the 1951 City Championship football team.

Don was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served on active duty in 1953-55 and in the Army Reserves until 1961. 

He graduated from Roosevelt University in 1960 with a B.A. in History.

Don and his wife, Carolyn, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2011. They enjoyed summer and winter vacations in Duck, NC, especially when joined by their four children and sixteen grandchildren. 

Don was active in Reston community organizations, having coached youth football and baseball, and was a founding member of the Reston Runners. He also served as Little League Commissioner and President of the South Lakes High School Boosters Club. He was a Meals on Wheels volunteer.

Don was an active parishioner at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, where he was a Third Degree member of the Knights of Columbus. 

He was an avid runner and competed (and finished) several marathons. He was an amateur painter and loved watching tap dancing so much that he even took lessons and was known to break into an impromptu jig. 

He loved anything Irish, especially Irish dancing and music. He was a passionate fan of the Washington Redskins and lately of the Nationals. 

In addition to his devoted wife, Carolyn, he is survived by four children, Donald Boyle Jr. of Alpharetta, Ga; Patrick Boyle of Centreville, VA; Kelly Ligon of Midlothian, VA; and Colleen Stanley of Herndon, VA; and by one brother, Mark Boyle of St. James, MO. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the American Heart Association

For more information email pbtestacct@hotmail.com

Laurie Dodd January 04, 2014 at 12:19 AM
Colleen, sorry to hear of your father's death. This post is a lovely tribute to him and shows that he was well loved. I am sure he will be missed.

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