Larry A. Doyle ’72
Capt. Larry A. Doyle, age 64, passed with his loving family at his side at the Moffitt Cancer Research Center in Tampa, FL. on November 1, 2014. Larry was the son of Archie and Lois Doyle of South Portland, ME and was born on April 25th, 1950.
Larry is survived by his bride of 43 years, Jane (McCalmon) Doyle from Portland, ME and their two children, son Jason Doyle, his wife Julie and granddaughter Elena of Point of Rocks, Maryland and daughter Erin Doyle of Bonita Springs, FL, his mother Lois Doyle, two brothers, Stephen Doyle and Sidney Doyle and his wife Lorna all of South Portland, ME.
Larry graduated from South Portland High School in 1968 and went on to graduate from Maine Maritime Academy with a BS in Marine Engineering in 1972. He received a direct commission as an officer in the USCG. His first duty station was the Marine Inspection Office, New York, where he earned his MBA from NYU at night while working as a marine engineering inspector during the day. Larry was a lifelong learner and a master instructor/teacher always willing to share his knowledge and his interest in positively developing others. He went on to earn a PhD. in Business Administration. He was a Certified Environmental Trainer (C.E.T.) and a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (C.H.M.M.)
Larry rose to the rank of Captain in the USCG. His final assignment was as Captain of the Port of Miami where he led the effort to designate Miami as the Center of Excellence for Passenger Ship Safety. Upon his retirement from the USCG in 1995 Larry became the Executive Vice-president of Cliff Berry Inc. (CBI), where over the past 19 years he was instrumental in the growth and expansion of CBI. Recently CBI dedicated a new training center in Larry’s name in recognition of his service to the company and its people. Captain Doyle was an active member of the Port Everglades community and a strong supporter of the Seafarers House. .
Larry always set high goals for himself outside of his work life. He mastered the art of fly-fishing, woodworking and quilting. He became a licensed airplane pilot and in August passed his USCG limited masters license.
Larry and Jane were world travelers, “making a memory” as Larry would call it, from fly-fishing in Patagonia to seeing the Northern Lights off of Iceland.
First and foremost Larry was dedicated to his family and proud of his children’s accomplishments in their careers. He will be deeply missed by his family and many friends. Larry leaves a legacy of positively impacting many lives as a husband, father and friend.
If anyone would like to make a charitable contribution in Larry’s name, please send it to the Seafarers House, 1850 Eller Drive, Suite 500, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33316.
A memorial service to celebrate Larry’s life will be announced at a future date.