In Memory of Danny Boyle

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The Food & Dining and LouisvilleHotBytes family has suffered a devastating loss this week with the sudden death of co-worker and friend Danny Boyle, a kind and gentle man who was taken from us way too soon. To share our bad news with you all, here’s a brief memorial from Danny’s old and dear friend, John C. White, the publisher of Food & Dining:

For Danny:

“It is with the greatest of sorrow that I bring this news to the forum. Thursday was, and will remain, one of the saddest days of my life. Daniel F. Boyle, my best friend for as long as I can remember and my right-hand-man for Food & Dining Magazine, died suddenly of heart failure Thursday night.

“He leaves behind his loving and devoted wife Sara and two small boys: Jordan, 12, and Matthew, 6.

“I cannot begin to tell you what he has meant to me in my life, but I can tell you that he has touched so many more lives than mine.

“Most every restaurant owner and chef, hotel manager and purveyor of our humble magazine knew him in some way. Many counted him as a friend, and most all thought of him as he was, a kind, generous and loving man.

“From the moment the news of his passing was known, sympathies have come pouring in. One such message from a young lady in the restaurant business spoke of how Danny once dropped off homemade soup to her when she was ill, telling her that the soup always made his wife feel better.

“Danny was also very giving and involved in his community. For many years he was a volunteer baseball and basketball coach for Jeffersontown youth sports, touching hundreds of young lives.

“Danny loved his wife, Sara, his boys Matthew and Jordan, his family, friends and his community. And we loved him back.”

Funeral services and visitation will be held at Owen Funeral Home (Jeffersontown), 9318 Taylorsville Road.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2007.

Funeral Service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, followed by a private burial.

Danny’s passing was sudden and devastating. He and his wife and children were no way prepared for such a tragic event. We urge all his friends and associates to strongly consider, in lieu of flowers, making memorial gifts in his memory, on his family’s behalf, to the Daniel Boyle Memorial Fund, c/o any Stock Yards Bank.

I intend to organize a fund-raiser to benefit his wife and boys. If anyone would like to help, please contact Robin Garr or myself. My Email is
–John C. White

I can only echo John’s heartfelt comments about Danny, a good friend and a wonderful human being; and about the serious need in which his family now finds itself. The Louisville restaurant community and the many local diners who support it have shown themselves over and over again to be generous about stepping up whenever there is a need. We urge you to join us in any efforts we can muster to assist this family whose husband and father were taken from them so sadly and so tragically. Again, please contact John at the address above or me at and we’ll gratefully get you involved.
–Robin Garr