Jack W. Doyle, age 69, died March 2 at home. He spent his 35 years with SEPTA working his way through the ranks. Jack started as a trolley and bus driver eventually retiring as a mechanic. He kept the turnstiles and fare boxes in tip top shape. Retirement found him visiting Cowtown on Tuesdays with his brother, Bob aka Shorty. It fed his love of coins and civil war memorabilia. Retirement also gave him the time to get lawns looking just right: not only his property but his daughter’s and her neighbor’s. After high school graduation Jack joined the Army and served overseas in Germany.
Trolly driving earned Jack more than a paycheck. One of his regulars was a lady named Mary Schmidt. They’d date and marry. He was the father of the late Jack Jr., Jerry, Debbie, Jenny, Mary Eileen and Christopher. Being a grandfather was a special joy to Jack. He babysat and was a chauffeur to Samantha and Logan Buck, Christopher Doyle Jr. and Anastasia Doyle who came two weeks early, born Friday, to make sure she met her granddad. Jack was predeceased by a granddaughter, Madison Buck.
Come celebrate 69 great years Friday 5-7 p.m. at Daley Life celebration Studio, Swedesboro. Military honors at 7 p.m. Interment private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations to either the American Lung Assoc (lung.org/donate) or the American Heart Assoc (donate.heart.org) will be appreciated. Tell a great story about Jack at lifecelebrationstudio.com.