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Joan E. Coyle

July 28, 1932 — April 8, 2022

COYLE – Joan E., 89, Johnstown, born on July 28, 1932. Joan went home to be with her Lord peacefully surrounded by her loving children on April 8, 2022. Joan was the daughter of the late John and Beatrice McKeon. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard “Skip” Eugene Coyle and her son-in-law, Michael W. Moyer. Joan grew up in New York City and loved spending time with her aunts, Kitty Shea, Margaret Dempsey and her cousins, Billy, Jackie, Judy, Eddie, and Tommy. After graduating from Saint Athanasius Catholic School, Joan attended Hunter College in New York City to pursue a teaching degree.  While attending Hunter College, she began corresponding as a pen pal with Skip Coyle, a Johnstown native, serving in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. Joan moved to Johnstown in 1956 after marrying Skip Coyle. As an only child, Joan enjoyed being part of Skip’s family: Jim and Rose Coyle, Buddy and Sissy Coyle, Cletus and Pat Wavrek, Rita and Calvin Beltz, Bob and Ann Foltz, and all of their children. Joan exemplified the words “unconditional love” while raising her six children, Colleen Moyer and husband, Kevin Bashore, Lt. Col. USMC (Ret.); Richard E. Coyle Jr., and wife, Lynne; Lorraine Coyle Praturi, and husband, Dr. Mohan Praturi; Patricia Fritz, and husband, Richard “Dick”; Eileen Chelednik, and husband, Craig; and John Coyle, and wife, Ann.  Grandma Joan was also very a proud grandmother of 12 grandchildren, Tina Moyer, Luke Moyer, Michael Moyer (Andrea), Becky Moyer, Hayley Moyer, Megan Coyle (Nick DiNicola) Jenna Coyle, Chad Fritz (Holly) and their daughter Willa, Major, US Army, Rudy Chelednik (Dr. Amanda), Craig Chelednik (Hillary), Grace Coyle, and Jack Coyle. Upon their retirement, Joan and Skip enjoyed traveling inside and outside of the United States and spent many winters enjoying the warm weather in Clearwater Beach Florida. Joan enjoyed many wonderful friendships including Phyllis, Gloria, Patty, Retha and Carolyn whom she loved so dearly. Our family would like to thank the angelic staff at Richland Woods for all the love and care they provided to our mom during her stay the past four years. A special heartful thanks to Danielle Warshel and Windber Hospice. Friends received from 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland. Funeral Mass will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Father David S. Peles, Pastor. Entombment at Richland Cemetery Mausoleum. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.

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