Lawrence T. Doyle, radio sales manager, dies

Larry Doyle

Lawrence T. Doyle, a retired WBAL-AM and WIYY-FM sales manager, died Aug. 12 of lymphoma at Franklin Square Medical Center.

The Parkville resident was 78.

The son of a Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. credit manager and a homemaker, he was born in Baltimore and raised in Hamilton.

He was a 1950 graduate of City College and in 1952 enlisted in the Marine Corps, where he was trained as an air traffic controller.

After being discharged in 1955, he went to work as an insurance salesman for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. in Baltimore.

He began his radio career in 1967 when he went to work selling advertising for WBAL-AM and its new sister station at the time, WIYY-FM.

In 1983, he was named sales manager and remained in that position until retiring in 1996.

A lifelong boater who began with a small runabout, Mr. Doyle eventually purchased the boat of his dreams, a 44-foot Searay Sundancer Sports Yacht.

He was a member of the Baltimore Yacht Club and enjoyed sailing the Chesapeake Bay.

Mr. Doyle was a longtime member of the Hamilton Post 20 of the Drum & Bugle Corps. He was also a Baltimore Colts and Orioles fan.

He supported many local charities and religious organizations, family members said, and had served on the board of St. Ursula parochial school.

His wife of many years, the former Doris Weinreich, died in 1999.

Mr. Doyle was a communicant of St. Ursula Roman Catholic Church in Parkville.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered Aug. 16 at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Fullerton.

Surviving are two sons, Larry Doyle of Havre de Grace and Tim Doyle of Dagsboro, Del.; a daughter, Debbie Haubert of Lake Worth, Fla.; a sister, Dolly Rizzi of Perry Hall; and six grandchildren. Another son, Michael Doyle, died in 2004.


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