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38001 Euclid Ave
Willoughby, OH 44094
Phone: (440) 942-0700
Fax: (440) 942-4823
Paul Kovach

Paul Michael Kovach

Sunday, July 27th, 1941 - Sunday, March 15th, 2020
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Private Funeral Mass for Paul Michael Kovach Sr., 78, of Mentor, will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John Vianney Church, 7575 Bellflower Road in Mentor. Father Tom Johns will officiate. (**Please Note: Given the concern with the Coronavirus and the desire to keep everyone healthy, attendance at the funeral Mass is limited to family so that the maximum number of persons in attendance is according to government directives.)
Paul passed away Sunday, March 15, 2020, at his daughter’s residence in North Carolina from a tragic accident.
Born July 27, 1941, in Cleveland and was a longtime resident of Lake County.
He was a U.S. Army veteran and after years of employment at White Motors, Paul began his career with the U.S. Department of Defense from which he retired in 2004.
Paul was the beloved husband of 53 years to Mary P. (nee Amato) Kovach; loving father of Tina M. (David) Kelly, Paul M. Kovach Jr., and Joseph S. (Sheila) Kovach; cherished grandfather of Ashley (fiancé John Coppedge), Kaitlin, Kyle and Dominic; brother of Donna Scalia; uncle to many nieces and nephews; and best friend to Gary May.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Anne (nee Mushinko) Kovach.
Not only a legend in his own mind, but in everyone else’s as well, he lived to make everyone laugh. Always quick to lend a helping hand. He loved hunting, fishing, playing golf, and working with his sons, but most of all spending time with his friends and family, especially his grandchildren. He was a good friend to many, and was always the life of the party. He will never be forgotten. “YA-ZA-BROTHER!”
In this unknown time with the COVID-19 pandemic, attending a visitation may not be in your best health interest. Please be with us in prayer. Should you be able, the family will receive friends from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Home, 6330 Center St. (Route 615, north of Route 2), in Mentor.
In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, would be appreciated.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, March 20th, 2020 | 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, March 20th, 2020 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Home (Mentor)
    6330 Center Street
    MENTOR, OH 44060
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  • Service

    Saturday, March 21st, 2020 | 10:00am
    Saturday, March 21st, 2020 10:00am
    St. John Vianney Church
    7575 Bellflower Road
    MENTOR, OH 44060
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    Private Mass for family members only.


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Nadine Vasilko

Posted at 01:08am
I have known paul for 40 years! So sorry for your loss ! Your family is in our thoughts and prayers

Penny Sadler

Posted at 12:57pm
Where do you start..Shawn and I have only known Paul six short years..he made us feel as though we've known him a lifetime. One for always a funny story or a joke.. he lit up every room he entered.. We are so going to miss hearing his footsteps coming in our side door and up the stairs.. the pain is real and crushing..he will forever be on our minds and in our heart always. Until we meet again Paul.. Mary, you have been on our hearts for this last week, we've been praying God wraps his arms around you and your children and give you peace and comfort. Love Shawn and Penny

Morris Family

Posted at 07:27am
Thoughts and prayers for the Kovach Family
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Dennis Rieder

Posted at 07:52pm
To Mary and family: Our sincere sympathy and condolences to you Mary and your family. May the perpetual light always shine on the face of Paul. May his soul and all the souls of the faithfully departed Rest In Peace forever. May the lord be at your side Mary to guide you and give you peace. Love Dennis and Susan Rieder.

Paula Bollam Posted at 07:58pm

Dear Mary, Tina, Paul and Joe, Our most heartfelt sympathy to each of you on the loss of your dearest husband and father. We were so saddened to hear of Paul's passing and sincerely wanted to be there to express this in person however, with the current medical situation and warnings felt compelled to remain at home. You are all in our hearts and prayers and we will continue to ask God to hold you close during this most difficult time. In love and sympathy, Ken and Paula Bollam

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Posted at 01:38pm
Joe, Sheila, & Family, Our heartfelt condolences. Wishing you peace and comfort. You are in our prayers, - Jeff, Ron, & Kathie Smith
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