Robert J. Boyle Sr., 79, of Mount Joy, Pa., formerly of Goshen, N.Y., dies at age 79

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Robert J. Boyle Sr. 79, of Mount Joy, Pa., formerly of Goshen, N.Y., passed away on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2018. He was 79.

He was the devoted husband of Lillian G. Niemann Boyle, to whom he was married for 55 years.

He will be missed by his children, Robert J. Boyle Jr. of Mount Joy, Tina Boyle of Elizabethtown, Pa., and Patricia (Ed) Savoie of Rutland, Vt.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a brother, William J. (Phyllis) Boyle of Florida.

Bob was a veteran proudly serving eight years with the U.S. Army. While living in Goshen, he operated a truck and car wash. In 2005, he and his wife, Lillian, moved to Lancaster County, Pa., and worked for Darrenkamp's Market in Mount Joy.

He was a long standing member of the Cataract Engine and Hose Company of Goshen and a member of the American Legion, Post 185, Mount Joy.

A funeral service honoring Bob's life was held at the Sheetz Funeral Home, Mount Joy, on Dec. 22. Interment with full military honors was held in the Henry Eberle Cemetery, Mount Joy. A viewing was held at the funeral home on Dec. 21 and 22.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1893, Memphis, TN 38101-9950 (

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