Thomas A. Coyne, 53

Thomas A. Coyne, 53

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Thomas A. Coyne, 53, of Staunton passed away at 12:40 a.m., Monday, July 10, 2017, at Community Hospital of Staunton.

He was born Nov. 21, 1963, in Staunton, a son of Judith L. Coyne and the late Thomas G. Coyne. He married Stacy (Timmermeier) Coyne on April 23, 1988, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Staunton; she survives.

Mr. Coyne attended Missouri Baptist College in St. Louis, Mo., on a basketball scholarship; he also played two years of international basketball. He worked as a supervisor for the U.S. Postal Service in Troy and was employed by the USPS for 22 years. Previously, he was employed as a ballistics tester at Olin Winchester in East Alton. He began his working career with Fruin and Colon Construction of St. Louis, Mo. He was a past president of the Staunton Athletic Boosters from 2008-12, was a coach in the Staunton Little League Program from 1994-2007, had a short stint as basketball coach at St. Michael’s Catholic School in Staunton, and was a member of Staunton Sportsman’s Club. He played in a golf league for Olin Winchester during his employment there and was a member of the Staunton Country Club from 1980 to the present. He was also a two-time and defending Masters Champion at Staunton Country Club and enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife, surviving are two sons, Nicholas (Grace) Coyne of Edwardsville and Thomas D. “Dylan” (Meagan Turley) Coyne of St. Louis, Mo.; his mother, Judith L. Coyne of Staunton; a brother, James Coyne of Perryville, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father; an infant son, Derek Michael Coyne; and sisters-in-law, Vadena (Timmermeier) Starr and Patricia “Trish” (Collins) Coyne.

Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m., Wednesday, July 12, at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 13, at Ss. Simon and Jude Catholic Church in Gillespie, with Rev. Mike Haag officiating. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery in Staunton.

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