Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.
Ever since we opened our doors we have approached life and death differently. While some just see the end of a loved one's life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are not just a funeral home. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.
In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.
We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.
Learn the legacy.
130 YEARS AND GOING STRONG
For more than a century, Coyle Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been serving families throughout Northwest Ohio. Carrying a long family tradition, Coyle has become synonymous with caring, compassionate and personal service with commitment to genuine, quality care. Our full service traditional burial and cremation funeral home remains family owned and operated.
In 1888, James Coyle opened his first funeral home near downtown Toledo. A civic-minded leader and local activist, Mr. Coyle wanted to help his neighbors and created a business to reach out to families in mourning.
Mr. Coyle expanded the funeral home as it was passed to his son William, and grandsons William and James Coyle. Today fourth generation Joseph and his daughter, Megan Coyle, fifth generation, continue the business. The Coyle family and its dedicated staff pride themselves on the faithful tradition of serving with knowledge, integrity and comfort families have come to rely on through difficult times.
“When my great grandmother passed away, she was cared for by James Coyle, there was only one funeral home I would have care for my mother when she moved on from this life…Joe Coyle showed the same level of care and compassion as his great grandfather did so long ago…”
Who We Are
Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.
A 1962 graduate of Toledo St. Francis DeSales high school and a 1966 graduate of Xavier University in Cincinnati, he received his BS majoring in economics. Receiving a full four year athletic scholarship, in his senior year served as co-captain Xavier University’s football team. Through college ROTC he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the artillery, US Army, serving two years active duty during the Vietnam conflict. Served as class president and graduated in 1970 from the Cincinnati College of mortuary science.
Work as funeral director and embalmer and eventual owner of the Coyle Funeral Home, Toledo from 1970 to 2012. Past involvements in community groups and professional organizations include; past president of the Toledo metro prearrangement center agency, the Ohio funeral group, the Toledo alumni chapter of Xavier University, the Funeral Directors Association of Northwest Ohio, the Maumee Rotary club, Bowsher high school PTO. Past board chairman of the Elizabeth Zepf community mental health center, past secretary and vice president of the Northwest Ohio Hospice Association Board of Trustees, past secretary of Board of Trustees of the Medical College of Ohio Foundation, past board member of
trustees of the Rainbow Center for Attitudinal Healing. Advisory board member of the University of Toledo family business center. Married to Bonnie Bearss Coyle since 1967. Two adult daughters and one son. Three grandchildren and number of siblings in the Toledo area.
Gary began working at Coyle in October 1974,
A year after graduating from High School.
He is married to Teri his wife for 39 years and counting.
They have one son, Andrew who is 29.
Gary enjoys spending time with his family, reading, outdoor grilling, and is an avid Notre Dame sports fan.
Gary and Teri are members of
Corpus Christi University Parish
And they are a part of the cooking crew that provide dinner for the UT students after mass.
John began working at Coyle in 1994 as a student. He left to attend Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1997 and returned to Coyle in 1998.
John is extremely gifted at the details of a deceased love one’s presentation, and always working to create a memorable service for families.
John has three children, two sons and a daughter.
John has served as the president and trustee to the Ohio Funeral Directors Association District 6, trustee to the board of Hospice of Northwest Ohio, and on the advisory council to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. John is also a licensed embalmer in the states of Ohio and Michigan.
Phil began his career with Coyle in 1994.
He is a seasoned funeral director after so many years of helping families during a very difficult time in their lives. He has worked with many families over his 24 years with Coyle.
Phil is married and has a son and a daughter.
Phil is very involved with the University of Toledo Alumni Association. A 37-year member of the Son of the American Legion Post # 642, and he is an elder at the Glendale Presbyterian Church.
Megan M. Coyle
President, Preneed Specialist
In her capacity as the President and fifth generation owner of Coyle Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Megan Coyle continues her company’s over 132 year tradition of serving families in Northwest Ohio. Megan is an Ohio Licensed Funeral Director and Funeral Insurance Agent and has received national accolades for her work in preneed planning, including recognition by the Physician’s Mutual Preneed Leaders Conference for the President’s Award and #1 in the nation in lowest average age and payment plans, 4 years running. She has been honored by The Outlook Preneed Marketing Group with numerous achievement awards, especially the pier award 2 years in a row.
As one of the 20 recipients of the prestigious 20 Under 40 Leadership Recognition Awards for Toledo in 2011, Megan has demonstrated her deep commitment to community service.
She has a member of The University of Toledo Family Business Center and previous board member of the Eberly Center for Women Advisory Board, Women’s Entrepreneurial Network, Connext Nation Certified Business Network, Society of Financial Service Professionals, Perrysburg Community Supported Farming Agriculture (CSA), St. Luke’s Hospital Advisory Board (serving as board Chairperson), and Swan Creek Retirement Campus Advisory Board. She has recently joined th “Upper Rung” networking group for women in leadership roles, and the BNI Perrysburg chapter. Megan also directs her company’s “Cell Phones for Soldiers” campaign, a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing pre-paid telephone calling cards to our troops serving overseas.
Mrs. Coyle resides in Perrysburg, Ohio with her two children Kate and George. In her “spare” time she enjoys reading, historical women’s studies, organic cooking, outside yard care, Bikram yoga, and energy work.
Goals: stay healthy and well balanced in all aspects of professional, family, personal and spiritual life. My challenge is to stay present in each moment, as I am driven to success and improvement in the aforementioned sentence. My goal is to stay positive, prosperous and on purpose to serve to the highest good, all those who cross my path in life.
Contact : Megan M. Coyle
Coyle Funeral and Cremation Services 1770 S. Reynolds Rd. Toledo, OH 43614
418-865-1295 [email protected]
Cyndi began working for Coyle in 2011. She is here to help
with visitations and funerals in the evenings and is a
dedicated professional “Cheerleader” for Coyle and
the entire Coyle staff.She is very proud to help
guide families through the difficult time of a
loved one’s death.
Cyndi has three sons, two granddaughters and
three big dogs! Her life revolves around all of
them and is grateful for every day she gets to spend with them.
Cyndi is also on the board of Good Grief
which helps children and teens to deal with the death
of a family member or close loved one.
Angie began working at Coyle in June 2009.
She is an important part of each service as a funeral director
and focuses on personalizing each service to match the families wishes.
Angie has three dogs and a cat. Obviously, an animal lover.
She has spent time involved in the Greater Toledo Challenger
Little League for many years.
Barb began working at Coyle in the fall of 2015.
As office manager she takes care of all the
usual office duties.She also is responsible for
creating the prayer cards, candles, blankets and
numerous other items that help to create a meaningful
funeral for families.
Barb has two sons, one dog and one cat.
She is a true animal lover, who has volunteered for
Planned Pethood in Toledo and Stray Rescue in St. Louis for many years.