Beverly Schroeder Coyne

Beverly Coyne, 81, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday in the Hospice of the Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit after an illness.  

She was born on December 15, 1939 in Scranton, daughter of the late Susan Bruznok Schroeder. At the age of 3 her mother became employed by Marywood College and was able to take Beverly to her employment, where the IHM nuns took great part in raising her- even teaching her how to roller skate in the Rotunda of the college. Beverly was educated at Marywood Seminary for 12 years. She graduated from the Seminary in 1957. Upon graduating she became Secretary to David Harding’s Insurance Agency for 8 1/2 years. She then became Secretary to Scranton Mayor James J. Walsh and then Clerk to District Justice Eugene Cadden. She couldn’t ask for better bosses, they meant so much to her.

In 1970, she married Retired Fire Captain of the Scranton Fire Department David P. Coyne, who preceded her in death in 2005 after 35 years of marriage. They raised three wonderful children, Sheila, David, and James. In addition she was blessed with one grandson Steven Coyne, son of Sheila. He was beyond words of great help in her care and Beverly was his greatest inspiration and he follows in her footsteps. The love they shared was unconditional and inseparable. She was his best friend and the best grandmother he could have ever asked for.

To know Beverly is to love her, wherever she went she put smiles on people’s faces with her love, kindness, her beautiful sense of humor, and her impeccable memory. She knew everyone and everyone wanted to know Beverly. She was a beautiful woman both inside and out.

Beverly loved her Saturday visits to the casino with her son James and all the friends she made there over the years.

In addition to her family she is survived by her best friends Rosalie Mesko and Elizabeth Coggins and her cat family.

She was preceded in death by her son David who passed away in December; her friend Ann Burns Meyers;  aunts and uncles.

The family would like to thank Drs. Paczkowski and Opsasnick for the excellent care they provided Beverly.

Those unable to attend the funeral are invited to view the livestream of the Mass on the funeral home’s Facebook page.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10am in the Immaculate Conception Church, 801 Taylor Ave.  

Friends may call Tuesday morning from 9am until time of Mass at the church.  

CDC guidelines will be observed.  

Interment St. John’s Byzantine Cemetery, Minooka

In lieu of flowers, because of her deep love for animals, remembrances can be made to St. Cats and Dogs, 700 Nay Aug Road Scranton, PA 18510


  1. Nancy Piazza

    Sheila,Jimmy and Steven I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother and grandmother. I will miss her very much. I enjoyed all of our visits and conversations.. Beverly was a very warm person who was loved by many including myself. I am sure she is happy with the Lord at at peace. .I will miss you my friend!

  2. Nancy Piazza

    I am so sorry for your loss sheila Steven and Jimmy. My thoughts and prayers are with you.Beverly was. A wonderful warm person and a good friend..I will miss her.

  3. Sorry to hear about your mom who was also my godmother she was a very nice lady and will be missed

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