Did You Know?

Did You Know?

  • Site of Old Trail School, 1921-1926
  • Mary Coyle has been operating since 1937
  • Michael Trecaso’s opened 1973 neat the University of Akron
  • In the 1940’s, Mary Coyle had 8 locations
  • The name Mary Coyle originated from the wife of Walter “Buck” Coyle who started the first store at 26 Easy Exchange Street
  • Michael Trecaso’s merger with Mary Coyle in 1996
  • Soda Jerk is the name given to the person who make the Ice Cream Sodas, Milkshakes, and Sundaes
  • Great-Great Grandpa Flaviano Trecaso (Tricase) (born in Italy 1884 was the first Soda Jerk of the famliy
  • Great Grandpa Don “Pop” Carpenter was the official Mary Coyle ice cream maker until his retirement in 2002, at the age of 72
  • Great Grandpa Joseph Trecaso owned a Mary Coyle Ice Cream in North Hill in 50’s
  • The award Winning Sauces came from Great-Great Grandma anna rose (Alessandrelli) Trecaso’s recpes (born in Italy in 1896)
  • Four generations have worked in Mary Coyle, including:
    • Great-Great Grandpa Flaviano Trecaso (Tricase)
    • Great Grandpa Joseph Trecaso
    • Great Grandma Sylvia (Derer) Trecaso
    • Grand Aunt Rosanne Trecaso Sanford
    • Michael G Trecaso, Michael G II and his sisters: Melissa, Meghann, Michele, Meredith, and Mallory