John Coyle

John Coyle

Friday, June 19th, 2020

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Obituary for John C Coyle

A beloved father, a dear friend, and a genuinely good man, has left us. John Coyle, 58, of Providence, RI, was relieved of his pain and passed peacefully into the eternal embrace of the Lord on June 19th at the HopeHealth Hospice Center in Providence following a long and courageous battle with colon Cancer. John was the cherished father of Samantha Coyle - her loving ‘Daddio’ - and the former husband of Jessica (Storm) Coyle.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, on November 3 rd , 1961 to the late Charles Sabec and Loretta Vitt, John successfully conquered many childhood challenges. John attended Oberlin College, studying Economics and English. He was previously employed by Crunchtime Information Systems in Boston, MA, and was a General Manager at the New Sheridan Hotel in Telluride, Colorado before that. John travelled the world with his software career, and enjoyed exploring new cultures. John was a life-long learner, astute scholar, avid reader, and an amazing writer.

He loved baseball, soccer, and football. His teams were the Cleveland Indians and the Cleveland Browns. John was a World War II buff, had an affinity for history, a love affair with the classics, and a particular penchant for poetry. Not always serious, however, John practiced, perfected, and performed many practical jokes to the delight of the unsuspecting. He could make most anyone laugh – or at least smile! He could often be found in the kitchen cooking, baking, and otherwise preparing outstanding meals for family and friends. His quest to bake the perfect loaf of bread was never-ending. As a larger-than-life man’s man, he also thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors, especially when fly fishing, hiking, camping in the back woods, or hanging at the beach. Although cut all-too-short, John’s life was full and complete. He is a testament to tenacity, resiliency, courageousness, and loyalty. In the end, he is an inspiration to those that truly knew him. In the

immortal words of William Shakespeare: “He was a great human being and the likes of him we’ll not see again!”

In addition to his cherished daughter, Samantha, who was his pride and joy and the light of his life, and her mother, Jessica, John leaves his former mother-in-law, Elizabeth Reif and her husband, Karl Reif, of Buffalo, NY and Diana Storm, wife of his late former father-in-law, Roger Storm, of Buffalo, NY. Among his close and loyal friends who encircled him with love, support, and comfort throughout his almost ten years of suffering and myriad treatments and now mourn him are: Robert and Tiffany Baumann; Matthew Baumann and Godson Garrett Baumann; Larry and Heather Rosen; Russell and Sabrina Bent; Brenda Bentzen Moreaux; Heidi Lilleng Ringstad; and a dedicated team of caring medical professionals at Rhode Island Hospital, all of whom are owed a debt of gratitude. His special canine friend, Pixie, will miss his affections. John will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all those who loved and cared for him.

“May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
The rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.”

Due to current pandemic restrictions, services will be private. A celebration of John’s life may be scheduled at a later date. In addition to prayers for the repose of his soul, the family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of John be made to Lifespan Cancer Research Institute at Rhode Island Hospital.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Berarducci Home & Cremation Care

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Jon Storm

Jess and Sam, we are heartbroken At the loss of John. We treasure our memories — the visits, the laughs, the meals. And We will treasure John in memory forever. We are so amazed at John’s strength and resilience. It shown through in his enduring sickness, but was there and present his entire life on this earth. We love you and will always be there for you. Rest In Peace. — Jon, Kate, Emma, Jack, Eva and Spock.
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Our condolences to Jessica, Samantha and family. We have so many fond memories of John he will be missed. RIP!

God picks a flower
Sometimes God picks a flower that’s still in full bloom.
Sometimes the flower that is chosen, we feel He’s picked to soon.
We’re at peace knowing; in God’s heavenly garden,
He has placed the ones we treasure.
You have changed our lives forever.
The Chouinard’s
Comment | Posted at 12:05pm via Condolence

Lana & Maggie

Sam and Jess, as you move through grief, we send our hopes that you will take solace in each other, and know you are loved by us.
Comment | Posted at 08:39pm via Condolence

Melissa Charette

Sam, you’re in our prayers as you say goodbye to your father. May you find healing and comfort during this sorrowful time. May you always hear your father’s words of wisdom guiding you, and may you always feel his love everywhere you go. Your father loved you so much and was so very proud of you. I pray that you’ll find comfort in his memories and feel his warmth everywhere you go.
Comment | Posted at 05:48pm via Condolence

Elizabeth Reif

Sammy, your Dad is a part of you so you will always have him in your heart. His love will always be with you. Love from Grandma Beth and Grandpa Karl
Comment | Posted at 03:17pm via Condolence

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