Memories of Mr. Boyle
I just got word that Mr. Boyle went home to God this past May.  Although I have not kept up with him over the years, I am saddened by the loss of his gift to the world.  I am now a Catholic priest, but in 8th grade at Sousa (1978) Mr. Boyle taught me Geometry.  He was the best teacher I had all throughout school, K-12.  And I don't just mean he was the most fun.  I am not at all inclined mathematically, but that year I scored a 98 percent on the Geometry Regents exam (bragging on him, not myself).  He truly had a gift:  a love for his subject matter matched only by his dedication to his students -- in my profession we call that a vocation, or a "calling."  I am grateful I was able to benefit from Mr. Boyle's answering God's call to be a teacher.    I'll never forget "Gee, I'm A Tree"... nor will I ever forget Richard Boyle.  May his soul rest in peace.  
Father Dave  
Rev. David Dwyer, CSP
One I’ll Never Forget
Monday, July 7, 2008