In Memory

Max Edward Coyle

COYLEMax Edward, 96, of Cincinnati, passed away Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. Retired School Teacher with the Cincinnati Public Schools with 36 years of service. He was a World War II Navy Veteran. Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Marjorie Jane Buehren Coyle. Survived by a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Funeral services 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at the Gwen Mooney Funeral Home, 4389 Spring Grove Ave. Friends may call at the Funeral Home one hour prior to the services, with burial at Spring Grove Cemetery. www.springgrove.org - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/cincinnati/obituary.aspx?n=max-edward-coyle&pid=174094040&fhid=5472#sthash.pyyEsctl.dpuf



 
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02/19/15 11:32 AM #1    

Gerald Benjamin

Mr. Coyle taught "Gym" and Personal Health. He was a very gentle man. but also very strong and muscular. One day in a Personal Health class he was discussing the bicep muscle in the upper arm. He flexed his bicep to show it to us and tore the short sleeve shirt he was wearing! He then said something to the effect that his wife was going to get after him for that........


02/19/15 11:45 AM #2    

Kathryn Sue (Kay) Klinker (Detwiler)

He sure lived a long life,,,,and his dear wife is surviving him!!  Amazing!  

God bless his family!


02/19/15 03:04 PM #3    

Nancy Claire Strickler (Wilson)

heartMR COYLE - I WASN'T PRIVILEGED TO KNOW YOU, BUT YOU WERE JUST ONE OF THE MANY FINE TEACHERS WE HAD AT WOODWARD.  THANK YOU FOR SO MANY YEARS OF YOUR WONDERFUL LIFE.  THANK YOU JERRY FOR YOUR HONORING MR. COYLE, AND KAY I AM ALWAYS HAPPY TO SEE YOUR MESSAGES OF LOVE AND RECOGNITION.  SADLY,  NOT ENOUGH CLASSMATES SEND MEMORIAL REMARKS
P.S.  DID YOU KNOW THAT MRS. COYLE TAUGHT AT HARTWELL ELEMENTARY AND SO DID MR. COYLE?  I GUESS THAT'S WHERE THEY MET.  LOTS OF "GUESTBOOK" ENTRIES (OBITURIES) AND GREAT PHOTOS OF MAX...NAVY, CLOSE-UPS, ETC, IN CINTI PAPERS.. DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THEY HAD BIOLOGICAL CHILDREN?  MAX'S BIRTHDAY IS JANUARY 18, 1919. WOW. CAN'T IMAGE HI M OF LEGAL AGE AT 1940. THERE ARE GREAT PHOTOS IN NEWSPAPER BUT I COULDN'T PRINT THEM.
RAY BORTZ ASKED ABOUT ANOTHER TEACHER - MAITA  LEVINE, WHO TAUGHT MATH.  SHE ENDED UP AS PROFESSOR AT UC AND DIED AUG 2008 AT 77.
 
 

02/20/15 08:00 AM #4    

Sally Ann Spraul (Scheide)

Myself and the others from Hartwell knew Mr. Coyle from their grade school days as he taught gym at Hartwell school.  He was well liked by the kids and was called "coach".   I still remember playing "Steal the Bacon" and the ultimate treat was to ride the Merry Go Round which was a circle of ropes hanging from the ceiling that he would propel by running with one rope with enough force to give everyone else a good ride.  Also, My husband and I would often run into him at Tri-county Mall.  He was a kind and gentle person.  Rest in Peace, Coach.


02/21/15 06:03 PM #5    

Richard Roots

I knew Mr. Coyle as three names...Mr. Coyle, when he was my teacher...Coach Coyle, when he was my coach on the athletic teams...and, "Max", after I had gradurated and stopped by his house up on Compton Road in Finneytown, Ohio.  He was a "Gentle Giant"...He loved his students...He loved life. I remember the happening that Gerald Benjamin said occured...He spilt that shirt sleeve  long-wise.

I also remember the day he picked-up a "Hartwell Thug" by the front of his shirt and lifted him 2 feet off the ground, and, said, as I recall, "Remember, your rights end where the next person's begin.  

It was the same admonishment that he gave every one of his classes on the first day that they met   He was a leader in his time...He hated bullies, and he would not tolerate them.

After graduation, a few of my friends and I had the opportunity to often drive by Mr. Coyle's home on Compton Road.  Whenever he was out cutting the grass or working in the yard, we would stop in th say hi.  He would always stop, ask us in for a soda or iced tea and chat.

GOD BLESS YOU:  MAX EDWARD COYLE:  I'M SURE YOU ARE HEAVEN BOUND...HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE..., ETAL...

 

 


02/26/15 12:03 PM #6    

Joseph Frank Bagdal

I didn't have a  school connection with Mr. Coyle, but one day when I was in the lunchroom and he was a monitor, a student walked away without putting his tray away and Mr. Coyle caught him.  He asked the student his name and the student answered, "John Smith".  Mr.  Coyle didn't believe him, but I knew the student and his name was John Smith.  :D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


02/26/15 12:10 PM #7    

Dan Carpenter

I have to agree with Sally's comments about Coach Coyle.  I have many fond memories of all the things we did in Gym class with the Coach.  After I retired I substitue taught in the middle school for about 9 years, lots of fun.  But the most fun was teaching the gym classes how to play "stael the bacon".  Watching these middle schoolers take to the game brought back lots of fun thoughts about the Hartwell days.Rip Coach.  You touched a lot of lives in a most positive way.


03/01/15 07:30 PM #8    

Russell Glenn Beckner

Thousands of individuals knew Mr. Coyle as a friend, role model and teacher and I was blessed to be one of them.  He was our gym and health teacher at Hartwell and health teacher at Woodward.  Coach was always on the playground, during lunch time at Hartwell, where he taught us to shoot marbles and do yo-yo tricks.  After graduation I stopped by numerous times when he was mowing his lawn or watering the Dusty Miller and Geranium border he planted annually in front of his home.  My most memorable visit was after our last reunion, which he was unable to attend for health reasons, and I took him a 50th coffee mug and we "went down memory lane" for hours.  The last time we met was about two years ago at the Valleydale Barber Shop where both of us were customers for over fifty years.  Coach is gone, but will never be forgotten and I will always remember his "Hi friend" greetings and "Now in the Navy----" comments.    


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