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“Dr. Coyne was an outstanding educator and a wonderful mentor. I was in my mid-40s when I attended WLSC as an English education major. She encouraged...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Gail Adams - Wheeling, WV

“Dr Coyne was one of my favorite professors at West Liberty. I am sorry to read the news of her death, but her life influenced many people. I'll...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Sarah McCarren - PENSACOLA, FL

“I have great memories of Dr. Coyne in our Women Writers class at West Liberty. She was working on her dissertation at the time, and she shared the...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Christina Fisanick - Wheeling, WV

“So sorry to read of Sally's passing. May she rest in peace. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Mary Ann Harsch - Pittsburgh, PA

“My cousin Sally remembered.Fond memories of Sally from 45 years ago when we were young. The campus at West Liberty was a hub of youthful discussion,...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Deirdre Tatro

“Matt and family, So sorry for your loss. ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Peggy McCormick - Ottawa, KS

“We were fellow English majors & graduates in 1962 from Wheeling Jesuit, Wheeling, WV.Appreciated her warmth & energy very much; enjoyed seeing her...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Lee Malone - PA

“May our Lord welcome her home. Prayers for the family. Ted and I send our love. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Annie (Joyce) Zak - Pgh., PA


Daughter of the late Matthias and Sarah (Flaherty) Coyne; and sister of the late Mary Bridget Pelaez (late husband, Alfred); survived by her brothers, Matthias (late wife, Adele) and Patrick (late wife, Lynne). Proud aunt of nine nieces and nephews; 20 great-nieces and great-nephews. Sally is also survived by many family members and friends and her rescue dog, Maggie. Dr. Coyne began her teaching career at Ss. Simon and Jude Catholic School and Edinboro University. She was a Professor of English and Chair of the Department of Humanities at West Liberty University where she taught for 39 years. She was a graduate of Wheeling College and Duquesne University where she earned her Master's and Doctorate of English. She also completed graduate studies at University College in her beloved Ireland. Blessing to Celebrate Sally's life will be 3:00 p.m. SATURDAY at WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE (412-563-2800) 1650 Greentree Rd, Scott Twp 15220. www.slaterfuneral.com