Fred A. Doyle
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Fred and his wife, Betty, live in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. They met at Penn State in 1957. They have two children and five grandchildren. Fred was a navigator in the USAF for 20 years, retired as a Major, and then became a junior high/middle school teacher. He is now retired. Betty was a secretary/church administrator, and she is also retired. His hobbies are bird watching, boating, fishing, crabbing, and water skiing. Fred is a very active volunteer involved with Meals on Wheels, Habitat for Humanity construction, and he helps with repair and maintenance at his church.
Fred is proud of and thankful for … “Being a born again Christian with a super family --- all good Christians.”
Fred’s message to his classmates is …
“I was very fortunate to meet my wife, Betty, while attending Penn State. I developed some bad habits at PSU, like partying, drinking, and smoking. This continued for a few years during my Air Force career. However, Betty stayed with me and we had two daughters, Sandy and Sharon. Both girls completed Bachelor’s degrees and Sandy got a Masters at the University of Manila, PI. Sandy taught elementary/middle school until she had her first child. Then she taught pre-school at our church while her third child attended. Now she is a full-time mom. Sharon is a computer programmer who worked for Civil Service until her daughter was a few years old. She also is a busy stay-at-home mom now. As of 1972, I have been completely free of drinking and smoking --- thanks to God’s grace and my family’s support. I taught middle school math and science for 16 years after completing 20 years in the Air Force. As a retiree, I really enjoy working on Habitat for Humanity houses and bird watching. Betty and I are also involved in many church related activities. We have traveled with a church group to see shows at Branson, MO, Pigeon Forge, TN, and other sightseeing trips. Last summer, we drove cross-country to Vancouver, BC to board a cruise ship to Alaska.”
“Retirement life is fun --- AIN’T GOD GOOD!!”
Fred served in the US Air Force (1959-1980). He has a BS in Business Administration from Penn State and a BA from the University of West Florida.