Joseph "Tibbsey" Anthony Boyle, age 71, of Barnesville met his Heavenly Father of July 4. He died peacefully in his sleep at home after an 8 month courageous battle with cancer. Born April 15, 1947 in Shenandoah he was the son of the late Joseph and Julia (McLaughlin) Boyle. He also was the proud grandson of the late Anthony P. and Rose McLaughlin. His grandfather Anthony "Beaut" McLaughlin was a well known chief of police in Mahanoy City for many years. He was a 1967 graduate of Mahanoy Area High School. He served in the U.S. Army from 1968-1970 during the Vietnam War and was stationed in Germany. He also served 20 years in the National Guard. Tibbsey worked for 33 years at Fort Indiantown Gap for the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs retiring in 2009. He was a parishoner of St. Richard's Church in Barnesville. He also was a member of the American Legion and TPA. He married his best friend, Maryellen Dalinsky on July 2, 1977. They had a wonderful marriage for 41 years. They enjoyed being together and having fun. They shared many awesome vacations and made each other laugh. They were blessed with a loving and caring son Joseph McLaughlin Boyle who is married to Victoria Morgan who reside in Cherry Hill NJ. They have 2 beautiful daughters Addison and Emerson. They loved and enjoyed spending time with heir pap pap. Tibbsey was an avid runner for 35 yeras and loved exercising. He participated in many local races for pure enjoyment and wanted to support the organizations. He played adult softball and basketball in his earlier years. He also dabbled a bit in boxing and was pretty good at it. Once you were Tibbsey's friend you were a lifetime friend. If you needed help he was right there. He was such a gentleman and had a smile and kind word for everyone. He was a very spiritual person and prayed the rosary daily. He was a devoted son when his parents were living. He was a wonderful husband, father, pap pap, godfather, brother in law, uncle and cousins. Nothing was too much for his family. Tibbsey was also a great host. He had many elaborate parties and picnics for family and friends at his home. Survivors include his loving wife Maryellen, son Joseph and his wife Victoria of New Jersey, granddaughters Addison and Emerson, brother in law Matthew Dalinsky of Mahanoy City, a goddaughter Mary Catherine Dalinsky of New Jersey, nieces, nephews and cousins. Relatives and friends are invited to his funeral on Friday morning at 10 AM from David D. Jarrett Funeral Home of Mahanoy City. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Teresa of Calcutta Church in Mahanoy City at 10:30 AM. Interment will be at a later date at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home onThursday from 6 to 8 PM and again on Friday morning beginning at 8:30 AM. In lieu of flowers the family request contribution to St. Luke's Hospice or the Hillside SPCA in Joe's memory and will be accepted at the visitation. He was a dog whisperer-Dogs just loved him. Please visit www.jarrettfuneralhome.com for more information.