Charles “Bud” Coyne, age 87 of Charlevoix passed away on September 17, 2018.
Bud was born on December 19, 1930 to the late Thomas and Violet (Stabler) Coyne.
He was a veteran of the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict and worked as a mechanical engineer on airplanes at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona.
On February 11, 1956 Bud married his best friend Joan Eby and they had 62 wonderful years together. He was the father of two sons, Michael and Dennis, grandfather of Shawna and great grandfather of Callen Daman.
Bud worked for Michigan Bell Telephone Company as an installer and then a repairman for 38 years retiring in 1988. Bud loved his deer hunting, bird hunting, cross country skiing and mostly his camping which he and his family did until his health gave out a couple years ago. He was a convert to his religion and a member of St. Mary’s the Assumption of Charlevoix. He was a Union Stewart for many years for CWA Workers and a 48-year member of American Legion Post #226 in Charlevoix which he stayed active in as long as he was able. He loved all people and they felt the same about him.
He is survived by his wife, Joan; son Dennis; granddaughter Shawna (Eli); great grandson Callen.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Michael Coyne in Feb 2018; brother Lowel “Babe” Coyne in April 2018; sister-in-law, Marne “Dutch” Coyne.
Funeral mass will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, September 21, 2018 at St. Mary Catholic Church with Fr. John Paul Bashe officiating. Interment will take place at Norwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. with recitation of the rosary at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church.
Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Mary Catholic School “Angel Fund” or Hospice of Northwest Michigan.
Arrangements are being handled by the Winchester Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Online guestbook at www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com.