Pyle, Lincoln Douglas
75, of New Port Richey, FL passed away on April 4, 2018, after a struggle with pancreatic cancer. A beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle, Doug was born in Cleveland, TN on March 23, 1943, to Lincoln F. and Esther A. (Criss) Pyle. He graduated from North East High School in North East, PA and Kent State University in Kent, OH. During his career in elementary education, Doug was a teacher and principal for 47 years in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida until his retirement from Pinellas County Schools in 2010. Upon his retirement, Doug utilized his background in ministry and music within the community and as a chaplain with Trinity Medical Center. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Linda (Kinnison), three children, Richard (Marti), Randy and Suzanne, and four grandchildren, Emily, Erin, Jacob and Abigail. He is also survived by his brother, Richard Pyle (Marla), three sisters Margie McElroy, Betty Beck Blattner (Dave) and Joanna Daniel (John) as well as several loving nephews and nieces. All who knew him will remember Dougâ€™s grace, humility, compassion and life of service to others. He was a family patriarch, north star, moral compass and living embodiment of being made in the image and likeness of Christ. A celebration of life will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to West Pasco Historical Society (www.westpascohistoricalsociety.org) or Moffitt Cancer Center (www.moffitt.org).