Kenan Wade Coyle


Kenan Wade Coyle, 48, of Stillwater, passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully in his Brooklyn, N.Y., apartment on July 1, 2013. He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Joanna Weir Coyle, sons Justus,9, and Kaden, 7; father, David of Fairfield, Calif.; mother, Linda Anderson Coyle of Murrieta, Calif.; brother, Kevin of Minneapolis, in addition to many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Kenan was a façade engineer, designer and consultant for the last 26 years. Most recently, he was employed as principal of the Buildings Group and operations manager and global leader of the Building Envelope and Façade Engineering Group at CH2M HILL in New York City. Kenan will be truly and dearly missed, and remembered for his kindness, generosity, sense of humor, personable nature and dedication to his work and his family. A funeral mass is 11 a.m. Monday, July 15, 2013, at the Church of Saint Michael, 611 S. Third St. in Stillwater. Visitation is in the church atrium prior to mass. Memorials are preferred to either the American Heart Association or the Stillwater Public Library.

  • Bradley Seaman

    RIP to a true and dear friend.

  • Debbie Goldbarth

    I graduated with Kenny from Riggs HS in 1983. He always made people laugh. He was very talented in music and super smart. I could always count on him to have the right answers. I know he brightened a lot of lives and touched many hearts throughout his life!! I pray God will comfort his family and friends! I feel certain he is smiling from heaven in the loving arms of Jesus.

  • Bill Weir

    We will miss this wonderful man, this marvelous father.

    He used his talent as a building construction engineer, notable for ensuring that the fascade and steel and everything else were built to last.

    His career included what was then the tallest building in the world, the amazing Petronas Towers in Kuala Lampur, Malasia, notable for its high-level skyway between the towers (Engineering News Digest).

    Even as the two chambers of his heart have stopped beating, we know his love and parenting continues strong through Joanna, his sons Justus and Kaden continue to grow well with vivid memories of him, and his buildings continue to stand well, even as the two towers continue to sway.

    May your donation to AHA in memory of Kenan help better to diagnose such a heart problem as he had — and help more fathers be with their children — and grandchildren — for decades.

  • Rita C. Coronado

    Although I did not directly know Kenan, I learned from his proud mother how happy he was to be in New York and how excited he was as he planned this new chapter with his family. Please know that I am grieved to hear of this tragic loss and will continue to keep this wonderful family in my thoughts and prayers. His presence has been felt over many miles!