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Richard William Coyne

July 20, 1944 April 5, 2018
Richard William Coyne
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Richard William Coyne, 73, of Glendale, Arizona and former Oak Park resident, passed away on April 5, 2018. He was born on July 20, 1944 in Joliet, Illinois to the late Francis Joseph and Shirley Darlene Coyne, and he was a teacher for life who loved history, traveling and volunteering. Richard graduated with honors from the University of Illinois-Urbana, where he received his B.S. in chemical engineering. He later served as a Peace Corps volunteer, teaching mathematics and general science at a Teacher Training College in Ghana. Upon his return to the States, he taught high school math at Simpson Academy for Young Girls in the Windy City, spent 20 years of marketing and sales career at AG Communication Systems and then joined the faculty at ASU in 2002, where he taught undergraduate coursework in calculus, finite mathematics, and math for business analysis. Richard is survived by his sons Brian Richard Coyne and Daryl Francis Coyne, brothers Joseph Francis Coyne and Dale Patrick Coyne, sisters Jeanette Gaffey, Helen Coyne Curd and Jean Marie Krafft. He is preceded in death by his wife Ellouise Coyne (nee Murphy) and both parents. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 from 9 a.m. until time of funeral service at 12 p.m. at Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home, 203 S. Marion St., Oak Park, IL, followed by burial at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in Richard's name to the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA): https://www.sicklecelldisease.org.

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Visitation

Tuesday

17

Apr

9:00 AM 4/17/2018 9:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 4/17/2018 12:00:00 PM
Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home

203 South Marion Street
Oak Park, IL 60302

Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home
203 South Marion Street Oak Park 60302 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Tuesday

17

Apr

12:00 PM 4/17/2018 12:00:00 PM - 1:00 PM 4/17/2018 1:00:00 PM
Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home

203 South Marion Street
Oak Park, IL 60302

Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home
203 South Marion Street Oak Park 60302 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Queen of Heaven Cemetery Final Resting Place

1400 S Wolf Rd
Hillside, IL 60162

1400 S Wolf Rd Hillside 60162 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Sickle Cell Disease Association of America

3700 Koppers Street Suite 570
Baltimore, MD 21227
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