Rev. Robert R. Coyne

June 2, 1950 ~ September 5, 2020 (age 70)


Rev. Robert R. Coyne, 70 of Scott Township died September 5, 2020 at home with his family by his side. He was born June 2, 1950 in Pittsburgh to the late Robert J. and Marie T. (Beck) Coyne. Fr. Bob grew up and has lived in the Pittsburgh area all of his life. He graduated from St. Bede grade school in 1964, then from Central Catholic High School in 1968, then receiving his Bachelor’s degree from Duquesne University in 1976 and attended St. Paul’s Seminary being ordained a Diocesan Priest in 1976. He then went to the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, OH receiving his Master of Divinity in 1978. Fr. Bob was stationed at various parishes through out the Dioceses of Pittsburgh until he retired. He is remembered for his homily’s or singing” Rainbow Connection” or telling a story at mass, which he always found a way to make it relatable to so many. Fr. Bob was a skier in his younger days, a movie lover, a proud Christmas tree collector, who loved football, being Irish and Mickey Mouse. He was a problem solver someone his family and friends could go to for advice. He also, loved pulling pranks and had the greatest laugh that followed. All of his family is at peace knowing he will be welcomed by his sister Kathy and his German Shepard pal Jamee. Fr. Bob was a longtime member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, (AOH), enjoyed traveling to Disney World, was very proud of his Irish heritage though enjoyed spending time with his family and close friends.

Survivors include his brother’s John P. & Candace Coyne of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Jeffrey A. Coyne and Donald J. Coyne both of Pittsburgh, his adopted sister Eileen Cole of Pittsburgh, his nieces and nephews David Kretz, Jonathan Kretz, Leslie Kretz, John W. Coyne, Jeff B. Coyne, Joshua Coyne, Kelsea Fernandez and Cailey Holt and his god-daughter Michelle Cole.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his sister Kathy Kretz.

At Fr. Bob’s request, there will be no viewing or visitation. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic a memorial mass will be scheduled at a later date. He will be buried next to his Mom in Calvary Cemetery, Pittsburgh. Arrangements were entrusted to the SIWICKI-YANICKO FUNERAL HOME, 23 McKrell Road, Russellton, West Deer Township. View the obituary and leave condolences at

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