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38001 Euclid Ave., Willoughby, OH 44094
6330 Center St., Mentor
, OH 44060
Phone: (440) 942-0700
Fax: (440) 942-4823
Ruth Kovach-Pinkerman

Ruth M Kovach-Pinkerman

Sunday, April 20th, 1941 - Saturday, January 5th, 2019
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Funeral services for Ruth M. Kovach-Pinkerman, 77, of Willoughby, will be 10 a.m. Saturday at The Abbey of Willoughby, 38011 Euclid Ave. (located on the grounds of McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Home), in Willoughby.
Ruth passed away Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at her residence.
Born April 20, 1941, in Cleveland, she lived in Cleveland before moving to Willoughby 50 years ago.
Ruth was a member of St. John Vianney Church in Mentor, loved spending time with her family and enjoyed reading and gardening.
She was the loving mother of Donna M. (Norbert) Brumbergs, Mark C. (Heidi) Kovach, Michael T. (Tina) Kovach and John F. Kovach; cherished grandmother of Adam, Cory (Emily), Stephanie, Hannah, Sophia and Andrew; and sister of James Kostelnik.
Ruth was preceded in death by her first husband, Frank Kovach in 1984; second husband, John Pinkerman in 2003; and parents, Julius and Mary (nee Fontilla) Kostelnik.
Family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at The Abbey of Willoughby. Burial will be in All Souls Cemetery in Chardon Township.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, January 11th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, January 11th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    The Abbey of Willoughby
    38011 Euclid Avenue
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  • Service

    Saturday, January 12th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Saturday, January 12th, 2019 10:00am
    The Abbey of Willoughby
    38011 Euclid Avenue
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    Fr. Clyde Foster
  • Interment

    All Souls Cemetery
    10366 Chardon Road
    Chardon Township, OH
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Mandy Lawman

Posted at 05:43pm
I'm so very sorry to hear about Ruth's passing. Ruthie (as my mom always called her) was so very kind. I will always be thankful for the support she gave my mom Kathy over the last few years while my Grandmother Pauline was ill. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Mandy Lawman (Kathy Parry McCafferty's daughter)

Mark and Carol (Hanley) Mavar

Posted at 04:55pm
Donna, Mark, Michael, John, and family, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you grieve the loss of your dear mother. She was a very special friend to our mother for so many years, and we greatly appreciated her care and compassion during our mother's difficult years after the loss of our father. Your mother held a very special place in our mother's heart. She was truly one of the best neighbors anyone could ask for. Love and prayers, Mark and Carol (Hanley) Mavar.

Jeff, Lindsey, Gabby and Cayden LaFond and Linda B

Posted at 08:12am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Marilyn Brumbergs

Posted at 08:20pm
Dear Donna, Norb and family, All our love, thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Love, Peter & Marilyn
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Dann & Michelle Wiltgen

Posted at 08:59am
Our deepest sympathy to all of you. We mourn with you and celebrate that Aunt Ruth is in a better place.
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