BROOKLYN, OH (WOIO) - John M. Coyne, 97, died on Monday July 21, 2014. He was born November 11, 1916.
John was Mayor of the City of Brooklyn, Ohio from 1948 to 1999, holding the record for the
longest serving Mayor for a U.S. City.
He also served as Treasurer for the City of Brooklyn from 1940 to 1941 and served as the City of Brooklyn's Clerk-Auditor.
Throughout John's life he served on numerous Boards, was honored as an individual and was
President (1959-60) or the Cuyahoga County Mayors and City Managers association. He held the Party Chairman position for the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party, was the First Recipient of the Ernest J. Bohn Award (1977), N.E. Ohio Chapter of the American Society for Public Business and was appointed by Chief Justice Frank D. Celebrezze to the Ohio Supreme Court, Citizens Member of Rules Advisory Committee.
John's achievements also included development of one of the first regional Multipurpose Recreation Centers. He secured approximately $14 million in federal, state, and county
grants and financial assistance funds for roads, sewers, water lines, parks, playgrounds, recycling and solid waste management, economic development and public safety and Co-founded Parma Community General Hospital to provide nearby access to quality, affordable health care.
Friends may call at the Busch Funeral Home, 4334 Pearl Road, Cleveland, from 11am-2:00pm
and 4:30pm-8:00 p.m. Thursday July 24. Prayer service at the Funeral Home Friday July 25 at 9:15 a.m. and the Mass of Christian Burial at St. Thomas More Church, 4170 N. Amber Road, Brooklyn, OH at 10:00 a.m.
Interment Calvary Cemetery. For more information, to view an online memorial or send a
condolence, visit www.buschcares.com.
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