Denis M. Doyle

December 11, 1944 - March 5, 2021
Denis M. Doyle

Denis M. Doyle, 76, of Sunset Beach, NC passed away peacefully Friday, March 5, 2021 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC, surrounded by his family.

Denis was born in Casper, WY in 1944, the son of the late Vincent Doyle and Clare Schappert. As a Maryland resident, Denis graduated from Our Lady of Good Counsel High School. Denis then graduated from the University of Maryland and was a faithful follower of the Terps. Denis served as a proud member of the Unites States Marine Corps Reserves. After graduating from college, he began his career in procurement at PEPCO in Washington, DC. He retired in 2004 after 33 years at Bechtel Power Corporation serving as a Project Procurement Manager on many large power plant projects throughout the world. Denis was an avid amateur chef and loved cooking for family and friends. He loved coming up with funny poems for family and friends on special occasions. Denis loved to travel, read the newspaper, do crossword puzzles, and was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need.

Surviving are his devoted and loving wife of 42 years, Sharon Doyle; brother Chris Doyle and his wife, Sara; daughter Kelli Polen of Charles Town, WV; stepson Greg Beckman and wife, Patsy, of Middletown, MD; five grandchildren: Kendyl Polen, Bryce Polen, Patrick Beckman, Dominick Beckman, and Benjamin Beckman; and his beloved pet dog, Darcy.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on March 20, 2021 at Holy Family Catholic Community Church, 7321 Burkittsville Rd, Middletown, MD 21769.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or the American Heart Association.

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  • March 15, 2021
    Will and Tree McKinnon says:
    To the Doyle/Beckman Family... We are so sorry for your loss. Denis was a wonderful man who will be missed. May God bring everyone comfort during this difficult time...