David W. McCoy Jr., 64
LYNN — David W. McCoy Jr., age 64, of Lynn, died peacefully with his children at his side, after a brief illness, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House on Sunday, June 9, 2019.
A lifelong resident of Lynn, David was the son of the late David and Frances (Gaines) McCoy. He attended Lynn schools and was a graduate of Lynn English High School, Class of 1972. He earned a degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University and his Masters in Criminal Justice from Anna Maria College.
David spent his life as a public servant. He began his law enforcement career as an officer for the Metropolitan Police Department, then as a lieutenant for the MIT Police, and a captain for
UMass Lowell Police. He was the chief of staff for former Mayor of Lynn Patrick J. McManus, and then served as the first head of security for the Lynn Public School Department. David retired from the Essex County Sheriff’s Department after serving as deputy superintendent for many years. David was currently working in customer service for AMTRAK at South Station, Boston.
David was a member of the Community Brotherhood, a former president and member of the Board for the Community Minority Cultural Center, and a member of the Board for North Shore Community College. He enjoyed traveling with family and friends to casinos around the country and watching his favorite TV show, “M.A.S.H.”
He is survived by three children, James Reyes and his wife Emily of Fairfax, Va., David W. McCoy III and his wife Meerim of Fort Riley, Kan., and Elizabeth McCoy of Lynn; two sisters, Elaine K. Lambert of Los Angeles, Calif., and Frances A. Masamba of Haverhill; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was also the brother of the late Gordon “Bumps” Barton, Florence W. McCoy (Coleman) and Davida McCoy, brother-in-law of the late Seymour McCoy, uncle of the late Ann (Masamba) Soares-Roach, and the longtime partner of the late Babette Dickens.
Service information: His funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 10 a.m. in St. Stephens Memorial Episcopal Church, 74 South Common St., Lynn, followed by burial in Pine Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours on Friday from 4-8 p.m. in the SOLIMINE Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Route 129), Lynn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the MA General North Shore Cancer Center, 102 Endicott St., Danvers, MA 01923 or the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923. Directions and guestbook at www.solimine.com.