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Pamela K Coyle 1949-2024

Pamela K Coyle 74, of Martinsburg, WV, passed away unexpectedly early Saturday morning, April 20, 2024, at her residence.

Pamela K Coyle
Pamela K Coyle

Born April 22, 1949 in Pen Mar, PA she was the daughter of the late Frederick J. and Geneva E. (Lewis) Coyle.

Pam received her Master’s degree in library science from Clarion University in 1978, she served as director of the Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library in Waynesboro, for 10 years and then served as library director for 11 years at the South Charleston Public Library in South Charleston, WV before relocating to Martinsburg WV in 2002.

She served as the Director of the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Library until she retired in 2015. Pam implemented a courier system between the public libraries in Morgan, Jefferson and Berkeley Counties that gave patrons access to more material. She revitalized the branch libraries in Berkeley County for the benefit of the public.

After her retirement, she remained in contact with many of her patrons and colleagues and served on the board of GFWC Women’s Club of Martinsburg as well as serving on the board of Friends of the Hedgesville Public Library.  She never lost her love of reading or her enthusiasm for libraries.

Pam will be missed and remembered by her sisters, Shannon White (Allen) and Daryl Bakner; her brothers, Andre Coyle (Debbie), Kimball Coyle (Christina) and Shawn Coyle (Lisa); her sister-in-law, Trudy Coyle; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Deborah Coyle; three brothers, Henry Lewis, Barry Coyle, Thane Coyle; and her nephew, Nathan Coyle.

A memorial service will be held at 12 p.m., Thursday, April 25, 2024 in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, PA.

Burial will follow in Harbaugh Church Cemetery, Rouzerville, PA.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services, Thursday morning, in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers donations should be directed to: The Friends of The Hedgesville Library P.O. Box 265, Hedgesville, WV 25427 or the GFWC Women’s Club of Martinsburg Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 4225, Martinsburg, WV 25402.


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