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By Lacey Gardner

William D. Boyle, 75, Wellsville


William D. Boyle, 75, of Seneca Street, passed away on Monday, September 4, 2023, at Hart Comfort House with his family by his side.

He was born on November 8, 1947, in Brooklyn, the son of the late John Francis Jr. and Anne Mary (Sloane) Boyle. He married Maureen Boyle, who predeceased him on January 9, 2022.

Bill was born and raised in Brooklyn, graduating from John Dewey High School in 1965. Upon graduating he enlisted with the U.S. Army, achieving the rank of Sergeant and was stationed for several years in Germany, serving in both Vietnam and Persian Gulf Wars.

Outside of his military career, Bill found a second career as a car salesman for Paul Brown Kia of Olean, for whom he worked for over 15 years, retiring in 2018. Beyond his employment, he enjoyed carpentry, mowing his lawn, and watching westerns. He excelled at technology, was a military enthusiast, and was a collector of guns and knives. His favorite snack was Coca-Cola and Oreos, and he loved salt, so much so, he died with the Saltshaker right next to him.

He is survived by: two sons, Shawn Boyle of West Virginia, and Shpend Betsa of Rochester; six grandchildren, Lule Betsa, Diell Betsa, and Jet Betsa, Catherine Lindgren, John (Trisha) Tangen, and Melissa Scala; four great-grandchildren, Alexander, Carter, Ava, and Olivia Tangen. In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by: a son, John Scala; a daughter, Colleen Scala; and his beloved dog Mickey Boyle, the only one he ever had.

Friends are invited to a graveside service at Bath National Cemetery on Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at 1pm. Please consider memorial donations to the SPCA serving Allegany County, 5044 NY-19, Belmont, NY 14813.

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