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Richard E. Coyle

December 12, 2014
Coyle, Richard E. Sr. “Skip” 86, of Johnstown. Died December 11, 2014, at Windber Hospice.  Born July 9, 1928, in Johnstown.  Son of the late James and Emma (Gonda) Coyle.  Also preceded in death by his Brother James Coyle who is survived by his wife Rose; Sister Patricia Wavrek and husband Cletus, and Son in Law Mike Moyer.  Richard is survived by his loving Wife of nearly 60 years Joan E (McKeon) Coyle; Brother William “Buddy” and wife Amelia “Sissy”; and his Sister Rita Beltz and husband Calvin.  Richard was also the dedicated Father of 6 children; Colleen Moyer Bayshore and husband Kevin, 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. Richard “Pappy” was also the very proud grandfather of 11 Grandchildren.  Tina Moyer, Luke Moyer, Michael Moyer, Becky Moyer, Megan Coyle, Jenna Coyle, Chad Fritz, 1 Lt. Army Rudy Chelednik, Craig Chelednik, Grace Coyle, Jack Coyle  and 3 Great Grandchildren Hayley Moyer, Hayden Bowser and Kinzey Morris. Richard was a lifelong resident of Johnstown.  Following his proud service in Korea with the U.S. Marine Corps, Richard joined the Plumber and Pipe Fitters Local #354.  He retired after 31 years of service with Johnson Controls, Inc.  “Skip” had hands of gold. He turned  raw lumber into beautiful furniture. Richard was a loving Husband, Father and Grandfather who “Never looked for praises.  Was never one to boast.  He went on quietly working for those he loved the most.  His dreams were seldom spoken, his wants were very few.  Most of the time his worries went unspoken too.  He was there… a firm foundation, through all our successes in life.  A sturdy hand to hold, in times of joy and strife.  A true friend we turned to when times were good or bad, one of our greatest blessings in the world was the man we called Richard, Skip and Dad.”Friends received 2-4 and 6-8 PM Sunday at the Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, where Vigil service will be held. Funeral Mass will be held at 1:30 PM Monday at St. Benedict Church. Fr. David S. Peles, Pastor. Entombment at Richland Cemetery Mausoleum with military rite by Conemaugh Valley Detachment, Marine Corps League. (Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com)  



 Service Information

Visitation
Sunday
December 14, 2014

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Harris Funeral Home
500 Cherry Lane
Johnstown, PA 15904

Visitation
Sunday
December 14, 2014

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Harris Funeral Home
500 Cherry Lane
Johnstown, PA 15904

Funeral Mass
Monday
December 15, 2014

1:30 PM
Church
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