Obituary of Edwin L. Coyle
Edwin L. Coyle, 86, of Ridgefield Park, NJ passed away on March 25, 2020 at Holy Name Hospital after a brief illness.
Ed was born in Jersey City, NJ to Gertrude and Edwin Coyle on 12/1/1933. He graduated from St. Peter’s College in 1955, was a Captain in the US Army and went on to a career at B. Altman & Co. and then Verizon. He retired in 2001.
Ed was an active member in numerous civic and community organizations, including the Ridgefield Park Ambulance Corps, St. Francis of Assisi Church, The Knights of Columbus, The RP 4th of July Parade Committee, pastoral care at Holy Name and Hackensack hospitals, the RP Tercentennial Committee in 1985, the Lions Club and the Rotary Club.
Ed was a loving and dedicated husband and father and an amazing grandfather. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and especially enjoyed playing Uno and watching Jeopardy! with them. Ed enjoyed a good joke, a good meal and especially good friends. He was well known to the RPPD as “Deputy Chief”.
Ed leaves behind his wife of 63 years, Eileen; his children Michael and wife, Lori, Ellen and husband, Jim, and Cathy and husband, Ed; 10 beloved grandchildren, Kimberly and husband, Jim, Christopher, Amy, Kaleigh, Cassie, Maia, Patrick, Elizabeth, Matthew and Ryan; his sisters, Mary Alice Coghlan and Jeanne Meara; brothers and sisters-in-law and many nieces, nephews and grand-nieces and nephews, along with his extended family on 8th Street, especially the Dolch and Campbell families.
A memorial Mass and celebration of Ed’s life is planned for 12:30 PM on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 114 Mount Vernon Street, Ridgefield Park. The family will receive friends and family beginning at 11:30 AM.
Due to high community spread of the Delta variant and our desire to protect our family and friends, please note that masks will be required for all attendees, regardless of vaccination status.
The family wishes to extend their eternal gratitude to the doctors and nurses at Holy Name Hospital for the loving and compassionate care that they showed Ed during his brief illness amidst this global health crisis. These kind professionals stood in for our family in our time of need and for that, we will be forever grateful.