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November 30, 2013

Andrew J. Coyle II

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NEW BERLIN — Andrew J. Coyle II, 33, passed away Nov. 27, 2013, at his home in New Berlin, with his loving family by his side after a courageous battle with cancer.

Andrew was born in Red Bank, N.J., alongside of his twin brother, Christopher M. Coyle on March 12, 1980.  He was a lifelong resident of Garrattsville.

He graduated from Morris High School in 1998.

After marrying Jamie Wallace of New Berlin on July 15, 2005, they made their home in New Berlin.

Andrew was employed by Installation Technologies.

For those who knew Andrew (Drew) he was a loving husband, father, son, brother, grandson, uncle, nephew, cousin and most of all a friend to all.

In 2004, Andrew committed to a lifetime of Brotherhood with the New Berlin Fire Department.  They became Andrew’s second home and family. Andrew served two one-year terms as Fire Captain and two two-year terms as Assistant Fire Chief. His determination and dedication made him an exceptional firefighter. 

Besides his dedication to the fire department Andrew was also a dedicated fisherman, hunter and outdoorsman but his passion didn’t stop there. He enjoyed playing golf with his dad and brother.

He also cherished family gatherings where he will always be remembered as the grill master. He loved the sing-alongs with family members that would always breakout whenever together.

Andrew was also very proud of his Irish heritage, which he wore on his sleeve, that made him the person he was. He had a special bond with friends that only grew stronger while fighting his battle. Andrew had an amazing willingness to help others. Andrew was most dedicated to being a father to his 5 year old daughter, Alexis.

Andrew is survived by his wife, Jamie R, Coyle; daughter, Alexis Jane Coyle (Princess); father and mother, Andrew and Karen Coyle of Pittsfield; sister, Jennifer Morlock and husband Carl; brother, Christopher Coyle and wife Lisa; grandparents, Edward and Eileen Palme; and mother and father-in-law, Cynthia and Daniel Neilsen; along with many aunts, uncles, sister and brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces and cousins.

Andrew was predeceased by paternal grandparents, Andrew and Mary Coyle; and cousins, Patrick Coyle and David Gibbs.

 Until his death Andrew continued everyday to fight the raging fire within him until every last flame was out. 

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at the Dakin Funeral Home LP, New Berlin.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, New Berlin, with the Very Rev. Charles Taylor officiating.

Monetary donations can be made to NBT Bank to a custodial account set up for Alexis Jane Coyle.

The interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, New Berlin.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.dakinfuneralhome.com.