Professor Daryl Doyle dies

Mar 25, 2005

Kettering mourns the loss of Professor Daryl Doyle, who died Saturday at age 54

Dr. Daryl Joseph Doyle, a professor of Chemistry at Kettering University, died Saturday, March 26, at Genesys Hospice. He was 54. Dr. Doyle showed courage in the face of adversity when he shared with the Kettering campus and the national health community his battle against cancer and his participation in an experimental drug therapy program at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 11824 S. Saginaw St., in Grand Blanc. Father Steven Anderson will officiate. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the scholarship fund for completing his children's education.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday; and 12-3 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 W. Hill Road, Flint. A scripture service will be prayed at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Dr. Doyle will be at the church from noon until the funeral mass at 1 p.m. on Wednesday.

Daryl Joseph Doyle was born in Devils Lake, N.D., on June 1, 1950.

He married Linda Stefonowicz on Dec. 18, 1976, in North Dakota.

He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Grand Blanc, where he was very involved in church activities.

He joined Kettering University in June 1982, where he was an award-winning teacher and the director of Kettering's Center of Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL). He was awarded the Outstanding Teaching Award in 2002. He published scientific articles, gave invited presentations in Mexico, Japan and England and served the brothers of Theta Chi fraternity as adviser since 1985.

For more information on the funeral of Dr. Daryl Doyle, call 810-235-2345 or 810-694-2345 or visit