James E. Doyle ’50 passed away peacefully on May 5, 2011. Born Aug. 17, 1924 to Mary Jesse and O.E. Doyle and raised in Redwood City, Jim graduated from Bellarmine College Preparatory in 1943. He lettered in baseball and football and in 1999 humbly accepted his induction into the Bellarmine Sports Hall of Fame. Upon graduation, Jim enlisted in the U.S. Army-Air Force and served proudly as an aerial gunner (398th bomb group). In 1949 he married his beloved wife, Jacklyn Palm (deceased 2004). Jim received his B.A. from Santa Clara University in 1950 and his Masters in Education from Stanford University in 1951. Jim began his rewarding career in education in 1951 with the Redwood City School District and continued with the Eastside Union High School District as an Educator and Administrator of Special Education until his retirement in 1984. We will always remember his profound love of baseball & sports, summers at Seacliff Beach, going to Hawaii and our Sunday morning ritual of mass, breakfast and a drive to S. J. Airport. Jim is survived by his children Megan Rhodes, Peter (Shiela) Doyle, Mary Anne (Chuck) Wall and Maureen (Steve) Gembala, 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren with 2 more on the way.

08 Nov 2018