Michael T. Doyle, 92 proud veteran of the United States Marine Corp (USMC) passed peacefully on 30 October 2021 at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital surrounded by family. Michael was born on December 8,1928 in Waukesha, Wisconsin to Larry and Ruth Doyle. Upon graduating high school, Mike enlisted in the USMC where he served for 26 years, 4 months and 8 days before retiring as a Sergeant Major on 31 January 1973. He served in the Vietnam War from 2 December 1970 to 25 May 1971. He received numerous awards during his years of service to include the Combat Action Ribbon (CAR), Air Medal w/13, Navy Achievement Medal w/V, Good Conduct Medal (GCM) 7th, Vietnam Service Metal (VSM) w/4 stars and Combat Air Crew Wings w/3 stars. He was a member of the American Legion Post #159 where he dedicated many years of service. Michael is survived by his children, Peggy A. Riley of Chincoteague, VA; Charles Brittingham (Doris) of Wallops lsland, VA; and Nancy L. Bailey of Laurel, DE; seven grandchildren, Sylvia M. Bell (Kevin) and James E. Haley, Jr. of Chincoteague, VA; Michelle L. Rohr (Bill) of Shippensburg, PA; Charles Brittingham, Jr. (Jennifer) of Dagsboro, DE; Michael S. Brittingham (Kellie) of Dennisville, NJ; and Steve Bailey (Lisa) of Seaford, DE; seventeen great grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, Larry and Ruth Doyle, brothers, James and Larry Doyle, his loving wife, Sylvia C. Doyle, and a grandson, Kevin T. Clark, Sr. A family service with military honors will be held at the Quantico National Cemetery in Triangle, VA on Thursday, 4 November 2021 at 11:00am. ln lieu of flowers, donations made be made to the Chincoteague lsland Library, the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company, or the Museum of Chincoteague lsland.
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