William J. ‘Billy’ Doyle Jr., 73

HANNIBAL, NY – William J. “Billy” Doyle Jr., 73, of Syracuse, formerly of Hannibal, passed away Wednesday October 17, 2018.

William J. ‘Billy’ Doyle Jr.
William J. ‘Billy’ Doyle Jr.

He was proud of his military service, which began when he enlisted in the Army in 1964.

Billy completed Combat Infantry Medic training and then went to Panama, to complete jungle training, before serving in Vietnam.

He received the Combat Medic Badge for performing his medic duties under fire.

After Vietnam, Billy worked 30 years in construction with the Oswego Painters Local 38 and Oswego Laborers’ Local 214.

He was an active member of both the VFW and American Legion.

He was predeceased by his parents, William Sr. and Eleanor Doyle; brother, Mike Doyle; and brother-in-law, Jack Flint.

Billy is survived by his wife, Elaine Saunders; daughters, Renee (Steve) Griffin and Erin (Michael) Schane; sisters, Rita Flint, Martha (Bobby) Sage, Elly (Dave) Rea, Maureen Doyle and Margie (Steve) Kinville; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

As were Billy’s wishes, there are no services.

Donations may be made in his memory to Hospice of the Finger Lakes, 1130 Corporate Drive, Auburn, NY 13021.

Foster Funeral Home, Hannibal, has care of arrangements.

Foster Funeral Home, Inc.



  1. May God watch over you. I always remember the first concert you took me to. Prayers for your family .

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