Mr. Brian Joseph Coyle, age 68, of Wilmington, NC, was born on October 21, 2021, to the late Hugh and Margaret Coyle, and passed away on September 11, 2021, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
Brian grew up in Rockville, MD and lived most of his life in the Rockville – Gaithersburg areas of Maryland, near Washington, DC. He graduated from Rockville High School and Montgomery Junior College. He spent his entire professional career working for Photo Science Company in the fields of aerial photography and mapping. He moved to Wilmington, NC in 2017.
Brian was an avid sports fan. In his early years, he played baseball and basketball. Later, he played and coached softball in the very competitive adult leagues in the Rockville area. He was a fanatic supporter of Washington professional sports teams – the Nationals, Capitals and especially, the Washington Redskins. He attended as many of their games as he could and amassed a large collection of memorabilia from those teams. He also loved classic rock and roll music and was a collector of vinyl records. He loved the beach and being active outdoors.
He was a life-long member of the Loyal Order of Moose and participated in Lodge activities in Maryland and Wilmington. He was also a 30-year member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.
Brian is survived by three brothers – Hugh, Jr., Barry and Charles – and two nephews and a niece.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, September 23, 2021 from the hours of 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403.
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Services in care of Wilmington Funeral and Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910-791-9099.