Madison - Dr. John F. Doyle passed away on May 4, 2019 at the UW Hospital. John was born October 7, 1937 in Madison, WI at St. Mary's Hospital to John and Regina (Crowley) Doyle. He attended Blessed Sacrament Grade School and Edgewood High School (class of 1955). John received his undergraduate degree from St. Norbert College (class of 1959) and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Marquette University (class of 1962). He then enlisted in the Air Force where he was a Captain and a dentist at Andrews Air Force Base in Washington, D.C. from 1962-1964. He opened his dental practice on Monroe Street in Madison in 1964. He then joined Westgate Dental Associates on Medical Circle.
In 1986, he became an Assistant Professor in the division of Plastic Surgery Department of Surgery. As Chief of Dentistry, he was the first full time hospital dentist at UW Hospital and Medical School - Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, focusing on facial trauma, facial pain, and general dentistry. He served as a mentor to countless residents and junior faculty members and co-authored many medical publications. He served as a Clinical Instructor, served on the Medical Board of UW Hospital and Clinics and on the AIDS Task force at UW Hospital. In 1993, he became the Director of Prime Kare in Kazakhstan and in 1996 he was awarded the Medal of Honor by the Minister of Health in Kazakhstan. In 1998, he became the Director of Prime Kare in Kyrgyzstan. In 2000, he served on the Care Mobile Advisory Committee and Ronald McDonald Charities. John established the only reference STD laboratory in Central Asia and partnered with Project Hope to establish TB Treatment Centers in Kazakhstan. In 2014, he retired as a Professor Emeritus.
John is survived by his first wife, Josephine Guilbert and their five children: Regina (Matthew) McGinn, Anne (David) Goodrich, Mary (Thomas) Curtin, John (Leigh) Doyle, and Kathryn Doyle, eight grandchildren and three great-grandsons. He is also survived by his siblings: Susan (Michael) Sonnenberg, James (Mary Cele) Doyle, and Thomas (Janet) Doyle, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He is further survived by Eulia Kazachenko, the daughter of John's second wife, the late Svetlana Doyle.
John is preceded in death by his parents, John and Regina Doyle and his sister, Sister Anne-Marie Doyle, OP.
John will be remembered for his dedicated patient care, his commitment to teaching and mentoring residents, and his considerable outreach both locally and internationally. John's best memories included the camaraderie with the faculty, the challenges of establishing a hospital dental program, and the constant learning that came with his job. John was known for his work ethic, his integrity, and most importantly, the kindness and generosity he showed to everyone he met. John loved being part of the UW Health System and he loved the work that he did.
John was a loving brother, father, grandpa, great-grandpa, loyal friend and hilarious dinner companion.
A Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady Queen of Peace, 401 S. Owen, Madison on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at 11:00 am with a visitation starting at 10:00 am. There will also be a visitation the night before, Monday, May 20, 2019, at Cress Funeral Home, 3610 Speedway Road, Madison from 4:00 - 7:00pm.
John's family would like to extend a special thank you to the UW Hospital and Clinics family, friends, doctors and staff, for their love, support and exceptional care of John.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Access Community Health Centers - Celebrate Smiles - the mobile dental program for children that provides full service dental care in the Madison Metropolitan School District. Donations can also be made to the Sinsinawa Dominicans.
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3610 Speedway Road
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I worked for and with Dr Doyle for 30 years. Fortunately I became close to his parents,siblings, children and his sweet wife Svetlana and Eulie and Luda. Sending my love to all. Rest in peace, dear John.
Dr. Doyle and his family were wonderful next door neighbors during my high school years. And, I always enjoyed bumping in to Dr. Doyle from time to time over these past many years. He always asked about my family and took time to reminisce. Our love and sympathy to the Doyle Family.
Dick & Connie Brachman
John was my general dentist at University Hospital for years until he retired. I still have fillings he put in. He was always interested in what was going on in our Department. The work he did in Kazakhstan & Central Asia was amazing! I wish I would have had more time to talk about his work & experiences, but he was too busy!
He was a great professional. My sincere condolences to his family.
Frank L. Myers, M.D., Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, UWSMPH.
John Doyle was a funny, helpful and just a great man!
Helped our son with a great reference to the UW Medical Foundation as IT.
Found out we are related thru Aunt Regina and Uncle John of my husband’s family. I’m sure you flew right to Heaven with all your great deeds.
Chris Rideout (Mom was Marguerite Crowley) and Kathleen O’Brien Rideout
Dr. Doyle fixed my teeth with bad jaw fracture at UW years ago, great doctor, friendly memories of him. Condolences.
Dr. Lynn Rusy
Some people simply bring a smile to your face and are reminders of endless possibilities. With John, I always felt like I was in on the joke and shared the camaraderie equally. I will always appreciate how he smoothed my transition into being a healthcare professional.
I am sorry for your family's loss.
I always loved running into Dr Doyle. Such a fun character and storyteller, with a great heart. Love to all the Doyles. He will be missed!
he was a great man
was the Best. Helped me get into Dental assistant at MATC, due to the wait time fir Hygiene. He also assisted my old boss Dr Alan Kalker to get into the UW Hospital as a Podiatrist
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