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  • ID: I28
  • Name: Francis Michael Coyne
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 12 OCT 1914 in Clark Mills, Oneida, New York, USA
  • Burial: Clinton, New York, USA
  • Baptism: 28 OCT 1914 Clinton, New York, USA 1
  • Military Service: Alaska, Germany, WW2
  • Occupation: Electrical Engineer, Griffiss AFB
  • Death: 18 JUN 1991 in Clark Mills, Oneida, New York, USA 2
  • Note:
    Baptized at St Mary's, Clinton, NY. Sponsors: Vincent Coyne & Gertrude Overend.

    T SGT WW2 US Army

    From a clipping.

    Junk into Art

    ROME - "I just had these nuts and bolts and I thought, if only there was some way to put them together." That's how a Rome Air Development Center (RADC) engineer from Clark Mills explains what prompted him to take up an unusual craft which has become a rewarding hobby - scrap metal sculpture. Bout a year ago, Francis Coyne began devoting his spare time creative energies to welding scrap metal into small caricature-like sculptures.. Since then, the site Commander at the Air Force Antenna Proving Range in Newport has sold four works, including two of four he exhibited at the Kirkland Art Center Fair last month.

    Engineering and sculpture may seem to make strange bedfellows, but Coyne thinks that everyone should find a creative outlet of his own. Combining a long time appreciation for art - "I'd like to do more painting myself, but I just don't have the knack" - and a bent for working with his hands, he finds a great deal of satisfaction in his craft. The most difficult and time consuming part of the work is conceiving each piece's theme and design according to Coyne. Actual construction takes relatively little time, and involves welding the nuts, bolts, and scrap metal into forms and figures , placing them on a base, and painting the completed piece with a flat black paint. Coyne says he doesn't come from an artistic family but that both his daughters, Barbara (Mrs. David Bowen of Westmoreland) and Geralyn, are artistically inclined.

    A community minded man, Coyne is a historian and a past commander of American Legion Post #26 as well as secretary of the Clark Mills volunteer Fire Department. He belongs to the Holy Name Society of the Church of the Annunciation, where he is also a commentator. In addition, Coyne is a member of an equal opportunity committee for the Clinton school district. Coyne, who attended Utica College, has been employed at the RADC Newport site for 17 years. His wife is the former Mildred Keuerleber of Utica. They reside at 24 Pratt Ave., Clark Mills.

    Picture of Francis and some of his creations. Caption: METAL SCULPTURER - Francis Coyne shows off some samples of his scrap sculpture. A Rome Air Development Center (RADC) engineer, Coyne has exhibited at the Kirkland Art Center Fair and has sold four of his works since he began making them a year ago

    From a clipping.

    Francis M. Coyne

    CLARK MILLS - Francis M. Coyne, age 76, of 24 Pratt Ave., passed away Tuesday, June 18, 1991, at his home, after a long illness. He was born in Clark Mills, N.Y., October 12, 1914, the son of Frank and Lena Overend Coyne. A veteran of WW II, he served in Alaska and Germany. On January 3, 1944, in Clark Mills, he married the former Mildred Keuerleber. He was employed by Griffiss Air force Base, Rome, as an Electrical Engineer. Mr. Coyne was a member of the American Legion Post #26 of Clark Mills, where he served as past Commander, and was a charter member of the Clark Mills Fire Department.

    Surviving is his wife, Mildred (Midge); two daughters, Mrs. David (Barbara) Bowen, Mrs. Geralyn Ann Wheeler, both of Clark Mills; one sister, Mrs. Norah Bethlehem, of Clark Mills. Also surviving are six grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, John Coyne, and a sister, Gertrude Saunders.

    The funeral will be held on Friday morning at 9 from the Owens-pavlot Funeral Service, Inc., 35 College St., Clinton, and 9:30 at the Church of the Annunciation, Clark Mills, where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment will take place in St. Mary's cemetery, Clinton. Friends are invited and may call Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9. In lieu of flowers, kindly remember Hospice Care, Inc. Or the Church of the Annunciation, Clark Mills. The Coyne family would like to thank Hospice care, Inc. And all the friends and neighbors for all their acts of kindness shown to Francis.
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    Father: Francis William Coyne b: 13 JUL 1884 in Yorkshire, England
    Mother: Elizabeth Magdelena Overend b: 09 JUL 1877 in Sutton, Yorkshire, England

    Marriage 1 Mildred Keuerleber b: 19 MAY 1915 in Utica, Oneida, New York, USA
    • Married: 03 JAN 1944 in Clark Mills, Oneida, New York, USA
    Children
    1. Has Children Living Coyne
    2. Has Children Living Coyne

    Sources:
    1. Title: St Mary's Cemetery letter dated May 13, 2004
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book
    2. Title: Francis M. Coyne Obituary
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: Newpaper clipping
      Text: From a clipping.

      Francis M. Coyne

      CLARK MILLS - Francis M. Coyne, age 76, of 24 Pratt Ave., passed away Tuesday, June 18, 1991, at his home, after a long illness. He was born in Clark Mills, N.Y., October 12, 1914, the son of Frank and Lena Overend Coyne. A veteran of WW II, he served in Alaska and Germany. On January 3, 1944, in Clark Mills, he married the former Mildred Keuerleber. He was employed by Griffiss Air force Base, Rome, as an Electrical Engineer. Mr. Coyne was a member of the American Legion Post #26 of Clark Mills, where he served as past Commander, and was a charter member of the Clark Mills Fire Department.

      Surviving is his wife, Mildred (Midge); two daughters, Mrs. David (Barbara) Bowen, Mrs. Geralyn Ann Wheeler, both of Clark Mills; one sister, Mrs. Norah Bethlehem, of Clark Mills. Also surviving are six grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, John Coyne, and a sister, Gertrude Saunders.

      The funeral will be held on Friday morning at 9 from the Owens-pavlot Funeral Service, Inc., 35 College St., Clinton, and 9:30 at the Church of the Annunciation, Clark Mills, where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment will take place in St. Mary's cemetery, Clinton. Friends are invited and may call Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9. In lieu of flowers, kindly remember Hospice Care, Inc. Or the Church of the Annunciation, Clark Mills. The Coyne family would like to thank Hospice care, Inc. And all the friends and neighbors for all their acts of kindness shown to Francis.

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