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Kevin W. Boyle

April 8, 1956 ~ December 22, 2021 (age 65)

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Kevin William Boyle

Of Alexandria, Virginia, passed away December 22, 2021, at home surrounded by his family. He had battled colon cancer, diagnosed in March.  Kevin was born on April 8, 1956 in St. Louis, Missouri where his mother June Westlake was a private dance instructor and former professional dancer with the St. Louis “Muny” Opera.  June met Kevin’s father William Joseph Boyle at a USO dance in Kyoto, Japan, where William was stationed as translator before they married in 1947. 

An all-league athlete, Kevin graduated from Principia High School (St. Louis) in 1974.  Kevin earned his bachelor's degree in History (1978) and nickname “Boyler” while at Principia College (Elsah, IL) where he played football and baseball. In his first job after college, he coached various sports at Principia High School and was “House Pop” (dorm room counselor).  

Kevin began his successful and long career in construction sales upon moving to the Washington, DC area in 1983—mainly with Thulman Eastern and Fireside Hearth & Home.   In 1999, he met his future wife Lynne Louise Davis and they married in 2001 before having boy/girl twins in 2006.  Prior to the twins’ birth, he joined long time work colleagues as business partners to start their own company Fireplace Solutions.  In 2020, he retired upon the sale of the company to take on lakeside living in Madison, VA and to raise funds for Principia High School’s new Simon Athletic Complex. 

He is preceded in death by his parents and older brother George Licois. He is survived by his wife of 20 years Lynne; 15 year old children Cecily and Brennan; sister Kathleen (Mountain Center, CA); brothers Patrick (Atlanta) and Billy (St. Louis); nephews Tim and Guy; and nieces Elizabeth, Danielle, Taylor, Catie and Lanie. 

A friend to all, Kevin relished being a Dad; helping coach his childrens’ soccer teams; watching Cardinals and Nationals baseball with his brothers and fellow season ticket holders; and leading Boyler’s Bombers in his fantasy football league.  Kevin also loved the family goldendoodle Sophie and had fun playing practical jokes on friends.  He was especially grateful to his family, former co-workers, and close friends from Principia, Woodlake Towers, Doc Ron’s, Del Ray and elsewhere who supported him and cheered him on up to his last days.  His sincere warmth, fierce loyalty, and sense of humor will be missed dearly.

A gathering to celebrate his life will be announced at a later date. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fight Colorectal Cancer, or a cancer charity of your choice. 


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