Stephen Xavier Doyle died on February 14, 2012, at the age of 71 after a long battle with health issues. He was an entrepreneur, consultant, award-winning college professor, and Harvard Business School seminar and workshop educator.
Steve was born in Hartford, Conn., and raised his family in Great Neck and Manhattan, New York.
Steve earned a doctorate from the Harvard Business School, a diploma form the London School of Economics and a BS from Manhattan College. He was the founder of SXD Associates, a sales management consulting firm based in New York Steve was widely published and read, and he taught and received tenure at Iona College's Graduate School of Business.
Steve spent the past several years living in Oak Bluffs. On the Island he loved walking the beaches, the Shark Tournament, reading, and fishing. Most recently he lived at Nassau Extended Care on Long Island.
A loving, kind, and spirited man, Steve maintained a sense of humor in the face of adversity. He enjoyed spending time with his family, walking, reading, writing, photography, fishing and being near the ocean.
Steve will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and caretakers. He is survived by his four children, Stephanie (and Rob), Heather (and Jason), Joanna and Gabriel, his former wife, Bernice, his sister, Lorraine, his sisters-in-law, Ann, Arlene and Patricia, and his grandchildren, nieces, and nephew.
He was buried on February 18 at Nassau Knolls Cemetery in Port Washington, N.Y., followed by a Memorial Service at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock.
Contributions in Steve's name may be made to St. Paul's Center, a non-profit community health center committed to caring for people with chronic mental illness, especially the poor and homeless, with respect, integrity, compassion and excellence: St. Paul's Center, 424 W. 34th Street, New York, NY 10001; 212-695-3444.
of the running wave to you
of the flowing air to you
of the quiet earth to you
of the shining stars to you
of the gentle night to you,
Moon and stars
pour their healing light on you
Deep Peace to you
— a Gaelic Blessing