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Robert C. Doyle

January 20, 1946 ~ January 24, 2024 (age 78) 78 Years Old

Robert Doyle Obituary

Robert C. Doyle, 78, of Steubenville died at home on January 24, 2024, after a courageous battle against cancer. The son of Edward and Arvella Doyle, “Dr. Bob” was born in West Philadelphia, PA and earned his BA and MA from Penn State University and PhD from Bowling Green State University.

He served in the Vietnam War aboard the USS *Steinaker* from 1968-1969 and then as a naval intelligence liaison officer from 1970-1971. As a professional musician, he used his talents to serenade his students and make history come alive in the classroom. In 1994, he became a Fulbright Lecturer of American Studies in Münster, Germany and then taught in Strasbourg, France from 1995-1998. A prolific writer, Doyle published three books on military history and POW captivity. The Naval Institute Press will publish his fourth book in March entitled Men of God, Men of War, which tells the stories of chaplains who have served in America’s wars. He also appeared on the History Channel and radio documentary programs and was the historical consultant for Hart’s War and Return with Honor.

The Franciscan University Board of Trustees honored Dr. Doyle with the rank of professor emeritus in 2022.

Robert is survived by his brother, Tim, and was preceded in death by his wife of 35 years, Beate T. Engel-Doyle.

Friends are invited to a funeral mass on Friday, February 9th at 2:00 pm at Christ the King Chapel on the campus of Franciscan University. Burial will be private and held at a later date at Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville, PA.

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