John ‘Jack’ Coyne

COYNE, John Michael “Jack,” 84, of Weirton, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at his home.

Born May 26, 1929, in Bridgeport, OH, he was the son of the late Terence and Mary Kain Coyne.

He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Terence, Patrick and Thomas Coyne; and sisters, Rosaleen Striley, Mary Elizabeth Ireland, Sister Rita Clare Coyne (Margaret Ann Coyne) and Rita (Coyne) Nolan.

Jack was a graduate of Wheeling Central Catholic High School and attended West Liberty State College.

After 32 years of service, he retired as manager of the Weirton A&P (Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company). He also worked for 13 years as counselor at Foodland. He finished his working career at Wetterau, a food wholesaler.

He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus 3734.

Jack enjoyed golfing, euchre, and bowling. He also enjoyed working bingo at the Knights of Columbus.

He served in the US Navy from 1950-1954 where he served as an Aerographer’s Mate Petty Officer 2nd Class and received the National Defense Service Ribbon.

Jack is survived by his wife, M. Jody Harris Coyne of Weirton, whom he married March 2, 1957; children, Brian J. (Marilynn) Coyne of Bridgeport, OH, Rita M. Coyne of Wheeling, WV and Kathleen J. (Bruce) Chappell of Winchester; grandson Liam Michael Chappell; and a sister, Teresa Carnahan of Colerain, OH.

Visitation will be held Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church.

The Reverend Father Manuel Gelido and Reverend Father George Coyne will concelebrate.

Interment will be in Highland Hills Memorial Gardens, Follansbee, WV where military services will be conducted by the American Legion Honor Guard.

The Coyne family wishes to thank the staff of Valley Hospice for their excellent care and compassion.

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