To the Editor:

Last week, our community remembered and honored the remarkable life of Gene Coyle. Gene was a

deeply respected and selfless gentleman who dedicated a majority of his life to his family, his profession, his country, his fellow Marines, and his town.

A recent Darien Times editorial paid tribute to Gene by calling him "a man of grace, ethics and dedication.”  During Gene's eulogy, his brother described Gene as a "father" to many of those he touched during his life, including those that volunteered with him in local government.  

Darien does not often commemorate those who have served our community with a permanent name dedication. However, if there is a person that is worthy of such an honor, it is Mr. Gene Coyle.

Steve Olvany and John Sini

The writers are Darien Planning & Zoning Commissioners