Brian Joseph Coyle

October 21, 1952 - September 11, 2021
Brian Joseph Coyle


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.


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  • September 16, 2021
    Ellen Donovan says:
    Brian was my neighbor here in Wilmington. I’m so sorry to hear of his passing. Nice guy. He loved the pool and that’s where we’d always catch up. May he Rest In Peace. My condolences to the Coyle Family.

  • September 20, 2021
    Michelle Hutchinson says:
    I worked with Brian in MD for many many years. He was one of the funniest and most entertaining people I have ever met. He will be missed.

  • September 20, 2021
    Tarso Werlang says:
    I didn't think this was possible. And all the time that I knew him he drank out of the dirtiest nastiest drinking containers. Hell if I didn't know better I would have thought that covid escaped one of his containers. I didn't think the guy was capable of dying. He was one of the funniest people I've known You Old Rat Bastard! Rest in peace.

  • September 20, 2021
    Rommel M Salazar says:
    So many great pranks at work. Brian could sit for an entire 3 hours eating Maryland blue crabs without having to use the loo. I'll never forget our trips across the border to buy Powerball tickets. He would always say "One day he would hit the big one." Love you my friend. Rest in peace.

  • September 21, 2021
    Tom Tiner says:
    Deepest of condolence for our old friend and colleague. Brian was truly a free spirit with a personality to always have you crack a smile on those tough days at the office, especially during our Quarterly Tea meetings. I can remember many funny conversations in the scanning room at EDI. Best to all. Rest in Peace brother Brian.