Wellsville, NY - Walter Leo Coyle, age 86, of 95 South Brooklyn Avenue passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017, at the Hart Comfort House. He was born on April 29, 1930 in Wellsville to Leo and Miriam Byrnes Coyle. On November 15, 1955 in Buffalo he married Virginia Cumpston who survives.
Walter was a graduate of the Immaculate Conception School and from Wellsville High School in 1947. He had worked on his family’s farm and in the oil fields in Allentown and served in the US Army during the Korean War. Walter then moved to Buffalo and took a job at the Chevy Plant in Tonawanda. In 1959 he moved back to Wellsville to work for Dresser Rand from where he retired in 1992. He was a faithful member of the Immaculate Conception Church of Wellsville, Life Member of the American Legion Post 702 of Wellsville, and was a former member of the VFW Post # 2530 of Wellsville. Walter enjoyed hunting and visiting with his friends.
Survivors include, his wife Virginia, a daughter, Susan (Steven) Mayne of Wendell, NC.; a son, Michael (Jamie) Coyle of Andover; grandchildren, Michael Kell, Sarah (Matt) Marlow, and Shannon Mayne of North Carolina, Patrick Coyle, and Spencer Coyle of Andover, Courtney (Whitney) Cornell of Virginia; a sister, Margaret Evans of Wellsville; several nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to call on Friday, January 5, 2018 from 10 am till 11 am in the Immaculate Conception Church with a Memorial Mass to follow at 11 am. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery at a later date and memorials in Walter’s name may be made to the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.