Condolence & Memory Journal

Mayor Coyne was the last of his kind he stood up for the people of Brooklyn, not many can claim a legacy like his may he rest in peace he fought the good fight

Posted by Richard E. Dezort - Brooklyn, Ohio, OH - Citizen   July 30, 2014

Jimbo & family~

So sorry for your loss.

Prayers & sympathy,

Laverne Butler Porowski

Posted by A friend   July 30, 2014

My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Your dad was quite the pillar of strength for the Brooklyn community, as well as a remarkable and kind man. I am sure he will be truly missed by so many people.

Posted by Kathie (Lang) Filippelli - North Royalton, OH - Friend   July 26, 2014

Saying prayers for the Coyne family. We know that you will all miss him very much. He affected many lives in a very good way. His spirit lives on in all of you and we are lucky to have Don as our neighbor.

Posted by shannon dreger - North Ridgeville, OH   July 25, 2014

We offer our deepest sympathy to the Coyne
family at the loss of your loved one. Thoughts & prayers are with you.
Sincerely,
Gary & Jane Toll
Sandusky, Ohio

Posted by A friend   July 25, 2014

Dear Penny and family,
Prayers, sympathy, and love as you adjust to life without this very important person to all. Take care of your tender hearts.

Posted by Patty Mihalek - Westlake, OH   July 25, 2014

Will never forget the Mayor from my Brooklyn days. He helped me and my family countless times, and was always available for advice and counsel. Being friends with his family was a bonus (and never boring). God bless you and your family and the people of Brooklyn.

Posted by Bob Botsko - Easton, PA   July 25, 2014

To the entire Coyne family, I am deeply saddened by the loss of such a fine person who contributed so much to so many. This who was very special to me and I hope it brings you comfort during this difficult time.

Death is nothing at all
I have only slipped away into the next room
I am I and you are you
Whatever we were to each other
That we are still
Call me by my own familiar name
Speak to me in the easy way you always used
Put no difference into your tone
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow
Laugh as we always laughed
At the little jokes we always enjoyed together
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was
Let it be spoken without effort
Without the ghost of a shadow in it
Life means all that it ever was
There is absolute unbroken continuity
What is death but a negligible accident?
Why should I be out of mind
Because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you for an interval
Somewhere very near
Just around the corner
All is well.
Nothing is past; nothing is lost
One brief moment and all will be as it was before
How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!

Posted by Jo Ann Desmarteau - Independence, OH - Friend   July 25, 2014

What a great man who did so much for so many and his legacy will last for generations to come… This poem is very special to me and I hope it brings you comfort during this difficult time

Death is nothing at all
I have only slipped away into the next room
I am I and you are you
Whatever we were to each other
That we are still
Call me by my own familiar name
Speak to me in the easy way you always used
Put no difference into your tone
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow
Laugh as we always laughed
At the little jokes we always enjoyed together
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was
Let it be spoken without effort
Without the ghost of a shadow in it
Life means all that it ever was
There is absolute unbroken continuity
What is death but a negligible accident?
Why should I be out of mind
Because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you for an interval
Somewhere very near
Just around the corner
All is well.
Nothing is past; nothing is lost
One brief moment and all will be as it was before
How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!

Posted by Jo Ann Desmarteau - Independence, OH   July 25, 2014

Ed & Family,

Please accept our deepest sympathies.

Posted by Jim Batke - Hinckley, OH   July 24, 2014

I have wonderful childhood memories because Mayor Coyne made Brooklyn such a desirable place to live. I will always remember swimming across the deep end of the old pool to receive my swimming certificate and shaking the Mayor's hand at the Water Shows. He made the Brooklyn Bi-Centennial, an affair we all enjoyed along with the Democratic Picnics. On a personal level he did what he could to help a resident in need. As another former Brooklynite said, we were proud to say we lived in the city of Brooklyn. Thank you Mayor.

Posted by Linda Scarcipino    July 24, 2014

Ed and Mary
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Please accept our sincerest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Dave and Lollie Stager - Brecksville, OH   July 24, 2014

"It was our pleasure to have known John Coyne, his beautiful wife Jean, and his family. He was a great man and a true visionary of the people and served his community proud. Most important he cared for the well being of others. He was not only a hero to the city of Brooklyn, Ohio but also to those whose hearts he touched. Friends forever. Rest in peace."

Larry and Colleen Moorman, Weston, FL

Posted by Larry Moorman - Weston, FL, FL - Friend   July 23, 2014

"It was our pleasure to have known John Coyne, his beautiful wife Jean, and his family. He was a great man and a true visionary of the people and served his community proud. Most important he cared for the well being of others. He was not only a hero to the city of Brooklyn, Ohio but also to those whose hearts he touched. Rest in peace." Larry and Colleen Moorman, friends and former resident.

Posted by Larry Moorman - Weston, FL, FL - Friend   July 23, 2014

Our deepest sympathy to the Coyne family on the loss of Mayor Coyne . He was a Special person , who was always there for everyone. He will be missed by all of us......The Esper's. Dick and Linda

Posted by Dick Esper - Strongsville, OH - Friend   July 23, 2014

Thinking of you and your family, Jimbo, and will never forget how kind your Dad, Mom and you were always to Cecelia at the Super K and to me.

Posted by Joe & Cecelia Tarnovsky - Elizabethtown, KY - Friend, Cousin To Timmy Coyne   July 23, 2014

So sorry for your loss…he was a great Man in many ways…he leaves behind wonderful memories...on behalf of the Klecan Family, our thoughts & prayers are with you all…RIP

Posted by Patrice Klecan Cartier - Twinsburg, OH   July 23, 2014

Deepest sympathy to the Coyne family. Our great Mayor made us proud to call Brooklyn our Hometown...... Respectfully, John Vrsansky, Jr.

Posted by A friend   July 23, 2014

To the Coyne family:

Your Dad, Grandfather, Great Grandfather was a legend in his time. As I grew up in Brooklyn he was the only Mayor I ever knew and what a great job he did for the city. My parents thought the world of John and I can remember all the great things they had to say about him. I know he will be dearly missed but lived a long great life and left a lot of great memories.

Posted by Jeannine (Berkoski) Munn - The Villages, FL   July 23, 2014

Eddy, Jimbo and Family,

I was sad to hear your father passed, he did so well. The Coyne Family and The City of Brooklyn have lost its true leader.

We know he will be missed.

Sincerely,

Dave Neale Jr. & Family

Posted by A friend   July 23, 2014

So very sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family!

Posted by Bob and sue Keller - Avon   July 23, 2014

Growing up I will never forget the learning experiences I learned from the Honorable Mayor, who I will always remember him as. From the Service Dept. to a Volunteer Fireman,to the baseball field. He was the ultimate of a great professional, Father, and a man who genuinely cared. My father threatenned to punish me if I ever spoke against the mayor's baseball team, of course, my father and the mayor ran the team together. The stories were incredible and he was an incredible man who never gave up on anything. My sincere condolences to his entire family, we all lost a great man!

Posted by Tom Abdow - Cleveland, OH   July 23, 2014

He was a man with foresight that accomplished the difficult tasks. But without his Ruth (Jean) he could see no further.
Nothing can be said to ease the sorrow of the family.
One day at a time.
It was a great pleasure knowing him.

Posted by Christina - Cleveland, OH   July 23, 2014

I have so many fond memories of John with my dad (Alexander Eaton). Condolences to the entire family.

Posted by Linda Eaton - Lakewood, OH   July 23, 2014

My condolences to the entire Coyne family. The Mayor was certainly a legend and will be remembered fondly. His works and accomplishments will go down in history.

Posted by Candace Kane - North Olmsted, OH   July 23, 2014

Love and sympathy from nalepa. Family you will always be in our prayers

Posted by A friend   July 23, 2014

To the Family of John Coyne. He was a great person and nice one. He gave my father John E boyle his first job when I was one years old and my father worked on his old car. He will be missed. God Bless.
Kathy Boyle-Cleveland,Ohio who lived in Brooklyn in the 50's

Posted by Kathryn A boyle - Cleveland, OH - Concerned Citizen   July 23, 2014

"Our sincerest condolences and prayers go out to the Coyne family. We moved to Brooklyn in 1950 when John Coyne was Mayor. He was one of a kind. He was willing to share his knowledge and experience with aspiring mayors. He did so with a colleague of mine who became Mayor of Delaware OH. For those taxpaying middle class families, Mayor Coyne created a City that offered services that only the wealthy knew. Brooklyn, OH still carries the unique stamp of John Coyne. He takes another little piece of my heart so soon after the passing of my brother Gene Bosa on July 3. God Bless The Mayor and his family,
Patt Bosa Denihan, Formerly of Brooklyn, OH and now of Cooper City, FL

Posted by Patt Denihan - Cooper City, FL - Friend, Former Resident   July 22, 2014

"SWIMMING THE RED LINE" to shake his hand. He was directly responsible for many of my childhood memories and accomplishments. Jimbo and Eddie like big brothers, what a great Family. THANK YOU Mayor Coyne, you made a difference! !

Posted by Kristine Bernhardt - Olmsted Falls, OH - friend   July 22, 2014

Best Mayor a city could have. Homest forward and a great man. Thanks for your years of service.
Bradley J. Swaffield

Posted by bradley J. Swaffield - brooklyn, OH - Friend   July 22, 2014

John certainly served his constituents in a very unique manner. I extend condolences to everyone touched by his passing, and join in praying for his eternal joy.

Posted by Larry Frient - Louisville, OH - news follower   July 22, 2014

Our deepest sympathy to the Coyne Family and the City of Brooklyn on the loss of John Coyne , Mayor Coyne loved HIS city beyond all else. Mayor Coyne made Brooklyn the city every other envied..the place everyone wanted to live. He was very intelligent and none was sharper than he as he made sure to give the very best for Brooklyn. Mayor Coyne made his city a truly wonderful place to live and raise our families...and we are grateful to him for that gift. John M Coyne was one of a kind...and we will not see the likes of him pass our way again....Thank you Mayor Coyne....

Posted by Betty & Larry Hopp - brunswick, OH - Friends and former employee of c   July 22, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers for Mayor Coyne and the Coyne family. Thank you Mayor Coyne for the many years of service you gave to the residence of Brooklyn.

Posted by Fred and Nancy Mieser - Trinity, FL - Former Brooklyn residents.   July 22, 2014

Our condolences to the Coyne family on the passing of this remarkable man. Thank you for sharing him with us and all of Brooklyn for so long.

Posted by George & Suzanne Poporad - Brooklyn, OH - Friends   July 22, 2014

"Our family offers our condolences to the entire Coyne family for your loss. Mayor Coyne ran a tight ship, and the Brooklyn residents benefitted from his leadership abilities for many, many years!
Mayor Coyne always had his finger on the pulse of the city, and always had the city's best interests in mind.
He was a visionary who was always prepared and one step ahead of the crowd. My direct dealings with the Mayor were always pleasant and respectful. He seemed to particularly look out for the senior citizens of our beloved Brooklyn. When the Mayor spoke, things got done, and they got done quickly and efficiently. Mayor John Coyne was a throwback, and he will be missed! The Akins family, 30 year Brooklyn residents

Posted by The Akins family - Brooklyn, OH - Long time Brooklyn resident   July 22, 2014

"We are so sorry for your loss. You will be missed by many. Mayor Coyne did wonderful things for the city. He was the best Mayor Brooklyn ever had.

Posted by The Barker Family - Brooklyn since 1982, OH   July 22, 2014

Our family offers our condolences to the entire Coyne family at this difficult time. He was an outstanding leader of the city of Brooklyn for many years. He will never be forgotten. Prayers and thoughts to the family.

Posted by The Locastro family - Brooklyn, OH - Life long Brooklyn residents   July 22, 2014

So very sorry for your loss. Mayor Coyne will forever be remembered as a great leader.

Posted by Charo Family - Brooklyn, OH - Life Long Brooklyn Family   July 22, 2014

Our condolences for your family's loss. Mayor Coyne will forever be missed by many. He was a great man and a true leader. God bless you all.

Posted by The Shonkwiler family - Brooklyn, OH - Resident city of Brooklyn   July 22, 2014