Barry E. Coyle (1947 - 2010)
OFDA is very sad to report the passing of industry analyst and consultant Barry Coyle of SolomonCoyle. Barry passed away peacefully on the evening of November 15 at his home in Ojai, CA, in the company and care of his wife, Gayle Wyborny, and their son, Brian Coyle.
As reported by SolomonCoyle principal, David Solomon, the progress of Barry's cancer, though very rapid, was far outweighed by the courage, thoughtfulness and good cheer with which he lived his final months. Barry Coyle will be greatly missed by a host of family and friends and by the many people with whom he forged personal and professional relationships during his 33 years as a practitioner, consultant, teacher and mentor in the contract furniture industry.
Barry also was a highly respected voice on the OFDA Board of Governors for many years and frequent presenter at OFDA conferences and seminars at NeoCon.
In accordance with Barry's wishes, no funeral or memorial service is being planned. The family will issue an obituary in the near future.
OFDA’s official publication, OFDealer, will feature a final article to the industry written by Barry just a few weeks ago in its December issue. In the article, Barry shares his thoughts and hopes for our industry in the coming years.