Date of death: 7/14/2018

Saint Meinrad Class: SS 2001

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