August 29, 1953 - July 9, 2021
Sacramento, California - Timothy Lane Coyle, passed away on Thursday, July 8 after a long battle with Machado Joseph Disease. Tim was born August 29, 1953, in Los Angeles to Charlie and Carol Coyle. He graduated from San Diego State University with a B.A. in Journalism in 1976. Tim's experience in public policy began in 1981 at U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) where he held several executive positions for more than ten years under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. In 1991, he moved to Sacramento and served Governor Pete Wilson as the state's Director of Housing and Community Development (HCD) until 1996. He held the post as Senior Vice President of California Building Industry Association for 15 years where he was a dedicated, tireless and extraordinary advocate for the state's building industry. After leaving CBIA, Tim and longtime friend Steve Carlson represented a wide array of clients for five years as consultants. Tim was forced to retire from active lobbying in 2016 when the disease began affecting his mobility. Not one to throw in the towel, Tim's prolific writing on housing and other policy issues lived on through various online outlets including an article just two weeks prior to his passing. Tim was an excellent cook and his and Sue's Sacramento home was often the destination for Coyle clan holiday celebrations. Timmy C, a beloved husband and father, is survived by his wife, Sue, sons Chris Coyle (Bobbi Jo), Kevin Coyle; siblings Matt Coyle, Jan Wolfchief (Gene deceased), Pam Helmer (Jorge) and Jenny Cunningham (Tom). A Celebration of Life will take place at 2 PM on August 15, at Arden Hills Country Club.
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Published by The Sacramento Bee on Jul. 25, 2021.