Goodbye to Larry Doyle

My next door neighbor, and friend Larry Doyle, quietly passed away this month. He was a man that was very involved in supporting the protection of our streams for the protection of his beloved steelhead salmon, that he fished for over many years. I liked Larry a lot. I will miss running into him on my daily walks. I wish his wife Darlene good health and all the best to his extended family. Here’s a bit of his obit from the Seattle Times. The link to the rest is below. 


Lawrence Bissell DOYLE, Jr.

Lawrence Bissell Doyle, Jr, “Larry”, of Port Townsend, WA, died peacefully in his sleep February 3, 2014, from Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Larry was diagnosed more than ten years ago and given only another five years to live. He amazed his doctors and family by beating the odds of his prognosis with a fierce determination & love of life. 

Larry was born February 24, 1936 in Mount Vernon, New York, to Lawrence Bissell Doyle, Senior and Helen Hansen Doyle. Larry spent his childhood fishing and exploring the waters of New England with his father. He obtained his Mechanical Engineering degree from Tufts University in Massachusetts in 1958. He left New England to start his career with Boeing in Seattle, where he met his wife of 48 years Darlene Adora Driver.

A memorial service is planned for family and friends in Seattle, WA. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests that tax-deductible donations be sent to Wild Steelhead Coalition,, or to Project Healing Waters,

Please sign Larry’s online Guestbook at

Full obit at