Thomas M. Boyle Jr., 80, active member of the Kingsmill Golf and Sports Club

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Thomas Michael Boyle
Thomas Michael Boyle

Thomas M. Boyle Jr., 80, of Williamsburg, Va., and formerly of Gladwyne, Pa., died peacefully Monday, March 27, 2017.

Tom was the beloved husband of Karen Molinari Boyle. His first wife, Mary Elizabeth Norrett Boyle, died in 1990. He was the devoted father of Lizann Rode of Wyndmoor, Pa., Megan Flinn (Mason) of Penn Valley, Pa.; as well as three stepchildren, Paul Molinari of Fairmont, W.Va., Michael Molinari (Melanie) of Manhattan Beach, Calif., and Joanna Molinari of Boston, Mass. Tom was the proud and loving Poppy of his grandchildren and step-grandchildren, Carlin and Mason Rode, Rex, Nina and Wells Flinn and Kate and Isabella Molinari. He is also survived by his sister, Helene Sullivan (Dan) of St. Augustine, Fla.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas M. and Helen T. Boyle of Philadelphia; and sister, Sister MaryAnn Boyle of the Sisters of St. Joseph.

Tom was a graduate of St. Joseph’s Prep (1954) in Philadelphia, and received his Bachelor of Science from Villanova University (1959). He was as an active officer in the U.S. Navy from 1959 to 1963, and in the U.S. Naval Reserve until 1974. Tom was most proud of his service aboard the USS Sea Poacher (SS406), a diesel electric submarine on duty in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, for which he was awarded and pinned Gold Dolphins, worn by officers qualified in submarine warfare.

Tom worked for IBM, Univac and Shared Medical Systems (now Siemens). In 1984, he founded his computer software development firm, DECODER INC, providing computer software to hospital finance departments, in the Philadelphia area and later in Williamsburg.

While living in Williamsburg, he was an active member of the Kingsmill Golf and Sports Club. He was also an artist, a member of the Century Art Gallery of Williamsburg, and a member of St. Bede’s Catholic Church, where a Mass of celebration and inurnment will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 19, with a reception immediately following in Kaplan Hall, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg.

The family would like to thank Morningside of Williamsburg and Hospice Community Care for their dutiful and compassionate care of Tom.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Villanova University Athletic Fund.

Online condolences may be offered at nelsencares.com.