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Joe M. "Coach" Byrne

Mapleton, Illinois

Dec 21, 1953 – Mar 3, 2010


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Davison-Fulton/Bartonville Chapel Obituary

Joe M. "Coach" Byrne, 56, of Mapleton, IL passed away Wednesday March 3, 2010 at his residence. Joe was born December 21, 1953 in Chicago, IL to Joseph E. and Martha Kajtaniak Byrne. Joe grew up in Lockport , IL where he attended junior high and high school.Surviving is his daughter Shannon...

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Joe inspired me to be better than I thought I could be.

My deepest sympathy on the passing of Joe. I just read it on Classmates. What a great guy! May the love of family and friends help all of you through this difficult time. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. With heartfelt sympathy...

Shannon, Angie and Erin, I'm so sorry for you. It's too early, too soon. For me, Joe will always be my brother. At the funeral, someone close to us all shared with me how Joe was a great father to each of you. I think that he was indeed, and cared for you deeply. Debbie and I both will miss Joe, and my memories, like the many others who wrote in, will be of a man who was more than happy to pay the many debts he never owed. Always gave, never took. My friend, my brother always. Be happy Joe,...

My deepest sympathies to the family of Joe Byrne. From a fellow classmate of Lockport Township High School Graduating Class of 1972. RIP friend.

Trish, Debbie, and family, I am so sorry to hear about Joe (Jody to me)passing. Memories of Jody playing pool with family and friends makes me smile. May your memories bring you laughter and peace. Sincerely

My thought and prayers are with all of the Byrne family... That was a tremendous loss of a one and a million man.... You will be missed Joe..... Heather Joyce-Blackwell

Joe was a great guy, he was a friend to everyone, it was an honor to know him and have him as a coach,he is in a better place now, looking down on all of us and we will all be together someday.

We lost a great man and a great motivator. He touched thousands of lives throughout his lifetime. Joe, you will be missed in ways that one can not explain. Thank you and a we prayer for the family and kids for peace and comfort for their future. God bless.

Joey was my cousin. We lost touch over the years. But, when I was growing up I had a HUGE crush on him. To him, I was a young pesty cousin; to me, he was my first crush. And he treated me like a princess. To this day, I have his football jersey. He will always hold a special place in my heart, and I am sorry for your loss.