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Richard Thomas ("R.T.") Boyle, 63, of Des Plaines, Illinois, passed away on July 27 following a long battle with lung disease. He was born in Peru, Illinois to the late Betty J. (Richards) and Thomas P. Boyle. Rich was a beloved brother of Dorceen (David
Applegate), Cathy Kruse, Tim (Diane), and Mike (Trisha Collins). He was a 1968 graduate of Maine East H.S. in Park Ridge, Illinois. In 1969, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served as an artillery loader/combat support at Da Nang and Chu
Lia Air Bases in Viet Nam. After combat duty, he returned home to Illinois in search of a career. Rich discovered he had a passion for woodworking and went to trade school to become a carpenter. He found his true vocation working as a journeyman carpenter
in local 839. We will miss his sense of humor and his love of animals. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Disabled American Veterans, Rainbow Hospice Ark, or an animal adoption agency or shelter of your choice. Semper Fi