William Fredrick Boyle

September 7, 1934 - November 5, 2013
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William Fredrick Boyle, 79, of Galveston, passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2013, at his residence. He was born September 7, 1934, in Galveston and attended Ball High School and then Kirwin High School. Following his service in the US Army, Bill worked as an elevator mechanic for Westinghouse Elevator Company and later Schindler Elevator Company. Bill was also a reserve officer for the Galveston County Sheriff’s Department and the Galveston Police Department. He was a longtime member of the Galveston Elks Lodge #126.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Hilde Boyle; sister, Hilda Krischer and husband, Bert; and brother, Roy Boyle and wife, Gayle.

He is survived by his wife, Dorllyne Boyle, of Galveston; son, Jeffrey Boyle and wife, Mary; son, Michael Smith; daughter, Pamela Virginia Nelson and husband, Michael; grandchildren, James and Rebecca Nelson; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Bill’s family will receive visitors beginning at 5:00 pm, Monday, November 11th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. An Elks Memorial Service will be held at 6:30 pm.

A memorial mass will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, November 12th, at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Burial will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Galveston Island Humane Society or to the charity of your choice.

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Born: September 7, 1934
Died: November 5, 2013

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Sharon Troster (Boyle) posted on 11/30/-1

So sorry for your loss, I am glad that I got to spend the time I did with Uncle Billy this year. It will be hard without him, but he is in a better place. Love Sharon


Margarita Sims posted on 11/30/-1

My daughter and I really enjoyed Bill. There were a couple of years that we saw him just about every day, whether for a visit or just on his daily drive through the neighborhood. He always good to us, great company and conversation. We will miss him, and offer our prayers for your comfort during this time.


Bill & Pam Jamison posted on 11/30/-1

Our prayers are with the Boyle Family. He had a heart of gold and his big smile will be missed.


Amber Jnkins Shelley posted on 11/30/-1

I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss Mr. Bill very much. I can only imagine the reunion they are having in Heaven right now. He and my dad are probably drinking coffee and solving the world's problems.


Leigh Ann Faires posted on 11/30/-1

Jeff, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Father. Prayers for you and your family as you grieve. He is always near by the memories held close to your heart.