Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

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Alumni Obituaries

Howard Hyle

Howard Hopkins Hyle, through God's grace went home on Saturday, July 14,
2018 in Williamsburg, VA. Loving husband, father of four, grandfather of five
and great grandfather to four, Howard was born to Howard R. Hyle and Rita
Hopkins Hyle on May 15, 1925 in Baltimore, Maryland. Surviving is his wife of
15 years, Jerrie Healy Clay Hyle of Williamsburg Landing. Preceding him in
death was his first wife of 49 years, Mary Catherine McQuaid and their son,
Howard H. Hyle III. He is survived by their two daughters and son; Julia
(Julie) spouse Fred Bleier of Memphis, TN; Margaret (Meg) spouse Kerry
Frederick of Atlanta, GA; Charles (Chip) Hyle and spouse Sarah of Sheldon, SC;
his cherished grandchildren: Eric Bleier of Memphis, TN, Kevin Bleier of
Atlanta, GA, Michael McQuaid Hyle of Atlanta, GA; Lauren Frederick Thomas and
spouse Kevin Thomas with their children Michael and Emma of Atlanta, GA; Julia
Frederick Leech and spouse Matt Leech with their children Matthew and Catherine
of Atlanta, GA; and Katherine (Katie) Hyle of Greenville, SC. "H" as
he was better known, attended the College of William and Mary until he was
called for service in World War II. As a Sargent in Company L of the 333
Regiment, Third Battalion, 84th Infantry he received a
Bronze Star and Purple Heart with oak leaf cluster for his actions leading
up to his capture on a night attack north of Aachen, Germany in November 1944
just prior to the Battle of Bulge. Upon his return state-side he completed his
William and Mary undergraduate degree, elected Student Body President and took
part in guiding President Harry S and First Lady Bess Truman during their
visits to the campus in 1948. He did post graduate work at the
University of Illinois and became a research
assistant in the Institute of Communications. Years later he also received
William and Mary's President's Award for Service to the Community. He joined
The Coca Cola Company in 1949, in their Fountain Sales Division retiring 40
years later as Vice President, International Division. Subsequently, he became
Chairman of Solutions International, Inc., a consortium of professionals
employed as solutions providers for a variety of international companies and
associations. During his work years, he completed Management Development
Programs at both Harvard and Stanford Universities