Marian Coyle, a retired educator, dies at 87

Mrs. Coyle was a longtime teacher at St. Joan of Arc School, an Aberdeen parochial school.

Marian Coyle, a retired parochial school educator and world traveler, died Nov. 1 of heart disease at her home at the Oak Crest Village retirement community. She was 87.

The daughter of Edward Devine, a principal, and Mary Devine, a homemaker, Marian Devine was born and raised in Dunmore, Pa., where she graduated in 1946 from Dunmore High School.

She earned a bachelor's degree in business in 1950 from Marywood College, now Marywood University, in Scranton, Pa.

In 1952, she married Thomas Coyle, a physicist, then moved to Aberdeen, where her husband worked at Aberdeen Proving Ground. He died in 2010.

In 1965, Mrs. Coyle began teaching the fourth grade at St. Joan of Arc School, an Aberdeen parochial school. She retired in 1989.

She was a communicant of St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church.

Mrs. Coyle and her husband and enjoyed traveling and had visited all 50 states and seven continents, family members said. She was also a Baltimore Colts and Orioles fan.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel at Oak Crest Village, 8820 Walther Blvd., Parkville.

Mrs. Coyle is survived by two sons, Thomas F. Coyle of Hughesville and Ed Coyle of Newark, Del.; a daughter, Ruth Faint of Baltimore; a sister, Grace Walsh of Williamsport, Pa; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

— Frederick N. Rasmussen

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