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  Joseph Doyle

Date of Birth: March 28, 1976
Department: Government Bonds Operations
Position: Supervisor

Three minutes before the first plane hit Tower 1, Joseph Doyle, 25, was sitting at his desk on the 101st floor talking to his brother, Billy. Most of the time, the two brothers were too busy at work to talk, but that morning they were chatting about Joey’s fantasy football league and laughing.

It was a conversation Billy Doyle, 29 will never forget.

He hung up the phone only to find out a few minutes later a plane hit his brother’s building. He immediately screamed, “My brother! My brother!” and dialed his number. The phone just kept ringing.

At their Annadale home, Bill and Camille Doyle were watching a television program, which was interrupted by the news of a plane hitting the World Trade Center. They sat in disbelief. Just then their daughter, Doreen Lutter, arrived for a visit. She was unaware of the attack, having just dropped her daughter off for her first day of preschool. They all sat by the television, jumping at every phone call, hoping to hear from Joey.

Joseph Doyle remains among the people missing in the World Trade Center attacks. A government bond supervisor at Cantor Fitzgerald for the last three years, he was a devoted son, brother, and uncle.

Born in Eltingville, he moved with his family to Annadale 20 years ago.

Mr. Doyle was a gifted athlete who joined his first ball club just barely out of nursery school. He played in the South Shore Little League and Babe Ruth League and was starting pitcher for St. Joseph-by-the-Sea High School, where he earned Staten Island Advance and Daily News All Star Honors in 1994. He graduated from the Huguenot school the same year.

Mr. Doyle again starred in baseball as a pitcher for Wagner College, where he earned a partial scholarship and graduated with a degree in business. He was known as “the bulldog” on his college team.

But his love for sports was not limited to baseball. Football Sundays are like a holiday in the Doyle house, and his friends would come over to watch the games and eat. He was an avid Green Bay Packers fan.

He also rooted for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Miami Heat, and was a member of the Cantor Fitzgerald softball team. It is apparent from the photos his friends have been bringing to the family, that Mr. Doyle was a wrestling fan, too. In the photos, he is seen making the “I Love You” gesture popularized by wrestler Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka.

According to his family, Mr. Doyle lived a full and happy life, which revolved around his many friends and family members.

“He had just finished an unforgettable summer sharing a beach house with his brother and some friends,” said his sister, Mrs. Letter. “He was known for his outrageous shirts as well as his outrageous smile. His list of friends is endless. Anyone who met him loved him.”

“My brother was a devoted uncle to my two girls [3year old Ashley and 1-year-old Alexa]. He treated them as if they were his own,” continues Mrs. Lutter. The family had a vacation at Disney World in May, and she said her brother was “smiling from ear to ear with his nieces. It’s one of his favorite vacation places.” It’s a vacation Mrs. Lutter will treasure in her memory.

Mr. Doyle was also close to his brother-in-law, Andrew Lutter. Lutter works in downtown Manhattan, and raced to the World Trade Center as a soon as he heard of the plane crashes. He was across the street when Tower 2 collapsed, but escaped unharmed.

Joseph’s family,
  • I met Joe while working for Cantor and very shortly after we became very good friends. Joe was the most sincere, lighthearted person I knew. He had so many friends in our office. He always had a strange way of making people laugh, especially myself. Joe and I shared a lot of special memories and I miss him terribly. He was a great person and a great friend. I never got to tell him how much I enjoyed his friendship, I hope he know how I felt. I am sure he is in a much better place now. Joe, I miss you!!!!!!!

    Love Always, Loren

  • Joe and I went to Sea together. Now I wasn’t the closest friend to Joe and after reading his tribute I see that was my mistake. We had many mutual friends. Now that I think back, Joe was a very cool person. And every time I saw Joe at parties, I would think to myself, I have to get together with him.

    Frank Novello, friend
  • I worked with J.D. very closely during his time at Cantor. There was no one funnier and no one more fun to work with. He would stumble into work at 6.30am and he would yell, “Let the madness begin!!” His job was stressful but it never took away from the fun he would have doing it. He would smash a phone into pieces one second and as soon as he did he’d laugh about it only seconds later, never taking anything too seriously. We had some classic times downtown after work was done. May the legend of J.D. live with all of us for the rest of our lives. We’ll share another cocktail together soon
    bud. Rest well, you are sorely missed.

    Tommy Cosenza, Friend & Co-worker
  • Its amazing how people touch our lives in ways you would have never imagined. I’ll always remember Joey as my first boyfriend from kindergarten and how he always held my hand during during fire drills because he knew I was scared. Years and new schools caused us to drift apart but my heart is emptier now that he’s gone. I have dug up so many old photographs from over the years which now I cherish and look back and remember my childhood friend.
    Jaime Malone

    Jaime Malone, Friend
  • We had so many memories when we were young. Every time we saw each other for occasions we used to say how we have to hang out sometime. Well, Sept. 11th. struck before we were able to do that. However, I must say that I learned more about you now than ever. So many people loved you and had great stories. Although I wish that I can be one of those people telling all of the stories about you, I enjoyed hearing them. I also learned to seize the moment and put a date on things because sometime never comes. I miss you but know that you are in a wonderful place and still alive in spirit.

    Lisa Di Gennaro, Cousin
  • There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t think of you. You were a very special person and a hero to all of us. You brought more joy to your parents and family in your short life than most people do in a lifetime. I know you are in a very special place and wait for the day we all can be reunited. We love you Joey and miss you.

    Camille Di Gennaro, Cousin
  • I was always very proud to have been your Godfather. I know you are playing ball up there and winning every game. We all miss you very much, but know you’re in a better place.

    Mike Di Gennaro, Godfather
  • I met Joe about 3 years ago, he was starting in operations and I had just gotten a job upstairs on the swap desk. I trained him before I left for a couple of weeks, and in those couple of weeks we became pretty good friends.When I starting working upstairs he would always stop to talk whether it was about going down the shore or sports it would always be a good conversation.He was truley a good person and will be missed.My prayers go out to him and his family.

  • I did not know Joseph but I did work with his brother, Billy. From what I have heard, he was well-liked and a great guy to work with. I just wanted to express my sympathy to his family. I am deeply sorry for your loss and will keep you in my prayers. God Bless.

    Kerry Ferrara, Former Cantor employee
  • Joey lived around the block from me. We went to the same church and elementary school. To me, Joey was always the nicest guy with so much potential. He was always so happy, always having a great time with his wonderful family and friends. Joey is someone that even though I didn’t get to know through these last few years, I know he’ll always hold a special place in my heart.

    Christine Hillock, Friend
  • Happy Birthday to my angel.
    I miss you, hold me place for me in heaven.

    Love always and forever
    your friend

  • Today is March 28th. Happy Birthday Joey! You are missed.

    Jaime Malone, Friend
  • I trained Joe with Albee, as I had just gotten a job on a desk, too. From the first day Joe starting working there, he fit in right away. He was hysterically funny and down to earth. Afterwards, Joe would stop by daily to pick-up the “blues” and always stopped by to joke around. He was a classic and was loved by everyone at work. He is in my prayers…

    Erik Sulzbach, Former Co-Worker
  • JD, I won’t ever forget your sense of humor and dedication to the job. I remember when Billy called and said his brother was graduating and wanted a job at Cantor. We all knew Billy as a person and a co-worker. Joey didn’t let us down. Granted, very few are as loud as Billy, but Joey tried. Billy used to talk all the time about his little brother who played baseball and was a star pitcher. His loyalty to the Packers and the Dodgers were a source of many laughs. Thanks for the memories JD. Billy, my thoughts have been with you every day. I just don’t have the words to say sorry.

    Dan Motherway, Friend
  • Joey –
    I always knew of you as Doreen’s little brother, unfortunately I did not have the opportunity to get to really know you. It is apparent from the words of praise and the millions of stories Billy tells me everyday that you were an amazing being and touched so many lives. I have never known a more proud brother, who values the fact that the two of you never fought. I will forever be indebted to you for bringing me to your brother – we all know it was you who did it! You have made two lost souls unite to become one. I feel comforted knowing that there is someone so special like you watching over your family and friends. I am honored to join your remarkable family and I am so proud that you will soon be my brother as well.

    Lisa, Your future Sister-in-law
  • JD – You were always a gentle soul and a great guy to be around. Your smile was always contagious. I look back to our days playing ball together and how much fun we had. I remember playing on the same team as you or against you in college and you always had this calm intensity and always gave your all. I remember all star games and the practices that you always had a way of making entertaining. I’m grateful for the opportunity that I was given to be your friend. I will always have my memories of you and a guy like you will never be forgotten.

    Eddie, Friend
  • Joe, I just wanted you to know I am thinking about you. I miss you and I pray for the Doyle family on this day. I know you are in heaven watching over everyone.

    Love you always.

    Loren Messina, Friend/ Co Worker
  • Hey Joe, it’s Sept. 12th 2002. Being that I am not good with all this,I was not able to write sooner. All I know is I miss You a lot. I have new co-workers, and boy lemme tell ya they suck! Nothin was like working with you and having fun sharing our Vegas stories and much more. All I know is I am glad you are in a better place now! I hope your still thinkin about us, the Cantor Family.. I can’t wait to see ya again. Be good and God Bless… :o)

    Brandi, Coworker-Friend
  • Please visit http://www.joeydoyle.com

    Also, there will be a golf outing in his memory. Information can be found on the website.

    Tom Dunn, friend
  • For a full tribute on Joe, please visit http://www.joeydoyle.com

    Thank you

    Friends of Joe, Friends

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