Retired Navy Capt. Thomas J. Doyle, 67, who served with the Navy's Civil Engineer Corps for 26 years and who was an officer of Louis Berger Inc., consulting engineering in East Orange, N.J., died of cancer Wednesday at St. Clare's Hospital in Denville, N.J.
After being commissioned into the Navy in 1941, Capt. Doyle served as head of the Naval Air station school in Quonset, R.I., where he supervised the instruction of enlisted personnel as the first Navy Seabees, or members of the Navy Construction Battalion.
In the early 1960s, he was inspector general for the old Bureau of Yards and Docks in Alexandria, now the Naval Facilities Engineering Command. He then served as chief for family housing for the facility and as senior member of a planning and liaison group for the secretary of the Navy there.
Capt. Doyle's last assignment before retiring in 1968 was as deputy commander at the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, which is responsible for managing the Navy's worldwide real property.
After retiring, he became director of the construction management division of Louis Berger Inc.
A former resident of Annandale and Falls Church, Capt. Doyle lived in Montville, N.J.
Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Maxine H., of Montville; two daughters, Christine D. Mancuso of Garden City, N.Y., and Barbara D. Golaszewski of Sparta, N.J.; a brother, Morey J. Doyle of Indianapolis, and three grandchildren.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society.