John Doyle, age 50 of North Bellmore, New York passed away on his own terms on June 4th, 2020. For those that knew John, he was able to squeeze as much as possible into his fifty years of life.
Born in Brooklyn, NY and later residing in Stroudsburg, PA – John grew up surrounded by many cousins and close friends. An avid outdoorsman, John loved to spend his days fishing and exploring the woods of the Poconos. He was also active in sports such as football, kickboxing and boxing. After high school, he had his eyes set on becoming a police officer in the prestigious NYPD and was able to achieve that goal.
John served as a member of the NYPD for twenty years where he served the people of NYC in various positions including the prestigious unit of Street Crimes and ESU (Emergency Service Unit) where he was a Sergeant. He spent months at WTC after 9/11 providing assistance to help all of NYC heal. Additionally, he was a member of the NYPD Boxing Team where he was able to participate in matches around the world including fighting in the Golden Gloves. After his retirement, John served as a volunteer coach for the NYPD Boxing Team.
He spent his free time doing adventurous things like scuba diving in exotic places around the globe, mountain biking through treacherous trails, participating in the Long Beach polar plunge, doing cross-fit -- pretty much anything that would get his blood pumping.
John's greatest chapter in life is when he became a father to Ronan (age 5) and Kennedy (age 3). Most recently, John spent his days exploring the nature preserves and parks with his children where he turned Ronan into a fisherman for life and made sure to tell Kennedy she could do anything she wanted in the world and that included doing "boy things" - anything she put her mind to. He spent a few hours a day reading to the kids to ensure that they would have a strong education foundation. He only wants the best for them.
Most people will remember John's huge smile and dead-pan sense of humor. For such a tough guy - he was also the first to become misty eyed and was very sensitive and emotional in a loving way. We hope that these are the things you will remember about John.
John is survived by his wife Christine (Ritchie) and children Ronan and Kennedy along with brother Ray McLaughlin and Kathleen Wilder. Sister-in-laws Moira Ritchie, Jeanie Fulmer, Laura McLaughlin and brother-in-law Charlie Ritchie. Nieces and nephews Dylan McLaughlin, Meghan McLaughlin, Sara Wilder, Anne Wilder, Charley DeMarcus, Mason Fulmer, Maddox Fulmer, Aiden Clark and Grady Clark. He is survived by his mother-in-law Kathleen Ritchie and predeceased by his parents Walter and Kathleen. John is leaving behind so many that have loved him throughout the years - many cousins which include: Thomas Doyle, Lauri Doyle, Tracey Doyle Murphy, Debra Doyle Scott, Jimmy Doyle, Dennis Doyle, Martin Doyle, Kathy Caputo and others. Additionally, he is survived by many "brothers" who loved him including: Jerry Arico, Jr,., Brian Daly, Brian Distasi, Adam Perry, Rob Miller, Brett Youngkin, Mark Overcash, Sean McCarthy, Ray Daly, Steve Scialpi, Freddie Liberatore, Billy Wen, Doug Walden, Tom Glaudino and many more.
In this time of sadness - please take a moment to remember the moments where you smiled and laughed - hopefully the sadness will subside and your reflections will emit smiles.
In lieu of flowers, feel free to make memorial donations to the college funds of John's children by going to Ugift529.com and using the code H7J-M1J for Ronan and K6Q-L33 for Kennedy.
The family will receive visitors Wednesday, June 17th, 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Arthur F. White Funeral Home, Inc., 315 Conklin Street, Farmingdale. Funeral Mass Thursday, June 18th, 11:15 am at St. Kilian RC Church. Cremation Private.
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