James R. Doyle, Jr., age 51, of the Tonawandas, unexpectedly, Sunday, October 11, 2009 at his residence. A lifelong resident of the Tonawandas, he was a 1975 graduate of Tonawanda High School and was lovingly referred to by many friends as Papa Doyle or Unca Jim. He spent many years in the moving industry and loved to cook. Jim was an avid hockey fan and played sled hockey for the Buffalo Sled Hockey team. He also enjoyed Country music. He was a loving father to James R. Doyle III and Adrian Smith of North Tonawanda. He is also survived by his parents, James Sr. and Lois (nee Robinson) Doyle of Tonawanda; his sisters, Kim (Paul) Bunce of North Tonawanda and Kathy (Roger) Murzynowski of Michigan; and his brother, Arthur (Ellyn) Doyle of North Tonawanda; uncle of Paul Bunce, Eric Bunce and Abbigal Doyle. Also survived by his former wife, Carol (nee McMahon) Doyle of North Tonawanda. Also many aunts, uncles and cousins. There was no prior visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass to celebrate Jim’s life Sunday, October 25, 2009 at 12:30 PM in St. Francis of Assisi Chapel, 71 Adam St., in Tonawanda. Rev. Msgr. Richard L. Wetter will officiate. Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Assn. Arrangements by John O. Roth Funeral Home, Inc., Tonawanda, NY. Visit www.legacy.com/tonawanda-news for online guest register.

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