Eleanor Janosek Doyle passed away peacefully on November 8, 2022 after a long and courageous struggle with Multiple System Atrophy. Born in Yonkers, NY, Eleanor was raised in the Bronx on Tremont Ave., then South Huntington, NY where she was named Walt Whitman High School Class Musician. She earned a degree in Music Education from Nazareth College of Rochester which led her to perform as Featured Piano Soloist with the Huntington Philharmonia and teach elementary school music, choir and drama in Centereach, Long Island.
She would go on to earn her law degree from the Brooklyn Law School where she interned for the Brooklyn District Attorney and the US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. In her early legal career, Eleanor successfully argued zoning and local planning matters before the Court of Appeals for the State of New York. She served as New York Deputy Assistant Attorney General, where she litigated federal civil rights matters before the Southern District of New York and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. She later transitioned to the computer industry, litigating early software copyright issues and negotiating international technology, sales, and distribution agreements for Digital Equipment Corporation, Compaq Computer, Hewlett-Packard and others. With her husband, she co-founded The Law Office of Doyle & Doyle in Short Hills, NJ, where she continued to service the computer and technology industries.
Eleanor spent most of her adult years in Summit, NJ where she raised two children. Along with being an active member of the Summit PTA and Speak Up Summit education advocacy group, she was appointed to two terms on the Summit Board of Education where she served as President for two years.
Eleanor was a loving wife, mother, sister, and friend who loved to travel and entertain her many relatives and friends. She is survived by husband Gerard S. Doyle Jr., son Alexander and his wife Melissa, daughter Elizabeth, and siblings Marguerite Brush of Mesa, AZ, and James Janosek of Annapolis, MD. She was predeceased by her parents Marian and Julius Janosek and sister Joan.
As she wished, her brain has been donated to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester for their further research into Multiple System Atrophy. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to The Multiple System Coalition: multiplesystematrophy.org.
A memorial visitation will be held at the Leonardis Memorial Home, Inc., 210 Ridgedale Avenue, Florham Park on Friday from 4-7pm, including a prayer service at 6:30pm.
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