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Howard Leo McCoy

April 9, 1934 September 19, 2018
Howard  Leo McCoy
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Howard Leo McCoy was born to Chester and Mary (nee Gerih) McCoy in Yuma, CO on April 9th 1934.

Howard enjoyed a life filled with love and travel, first serving 4 years in the US Coast Guard he would set out to travel the world earning him a National Defense Service Medal while serving on the USCGC YAKUTAT, later he would serve another 4 years in the reserves, prior to entering the Coast Guard Howard met the love of his life Dolores Paulino, To this union Howard brought a son Howard Clyde Sheets of Denver,CO. Howard and Dolores were married on May 12,1956 together they had 4 children, Brent Wayne McCoy of Schaumburg, IL, Brenda Lynn McCoy of Buckeye, AZ Cheryl Ann McCoy-Suchan (Richard Horbach) of Remington, IN and a son David Brian McCoy. Delores went to be with the lord in 1987. Several years later Howard became a father to Alexis (Lexi) Brooke McCoy of Avondale, AZ. Howard was also adored by his grandchildren Justin Vosicky, Alicia McCoy, Anthony McCoy, Julia Holder, Jason, Holder, Lucia Suchan, Gina Suchan, and Darius Suchan. He will also be missed by his 9 great-grandchildren, His Brother Chester (Betty) McCoy of Brush, Colorado, His Life Long Friend Jack Warren, as well as many Nieces, Nephews, Family and Friends

Howard spent his life working for the Burlington Northern Railroad as a construction and location manager, this took him and his family to many places living in Colorado, Chicago, New York, New Jersey and Detroit. Along the way he remained an active member of the VFW, 60 years with the American Legion, and a 32nd degree Mason.

Howard was proceeded in death by his Parents, Chester and Mary McCoy, Son, David Brian McCoy, His Wife, Dolores McCoy and His Grandson, Jason Holder.

A celebration of Howard's Life will be held on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 12:00 PM at Grace for Life Church, 7 S. 201 River Rd., Naperville, IL 60540 with Masonic Services. Following the funeral services, Howard will be laid to rest at SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Naperville, IL with full military honors.

A reception will follow at the Judd Kendall VFW Post 3873, 908 Jackson Ave., Naperville, IL 60540, (630) 420-9820.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made through McCoy Family Funeral Home to purchase urns for families of victims of overdose through Jason's Wings. Thank you.

A special thank you to Abel Funeral Services, Phoenix, AZ and Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Naperville, IL for their coordination with McCoy Family Funeral Home, Denver, CO.

For more information, please call (630) 355-0213.

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Celebration of Life




12:00 PM 10/2/2018 12:00:00 PM
Grace for Life Bible Church

7S201 S. River Rd.
Naperville, IL 60540

Grace for Life Bible Church
7S201 S. River Rd. Naperville 60540 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery Final Resting Place

701 North Ave
Naperville, IL 60540

701 North Ave Naperville 60540 IL
United States

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