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.