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1003 Church Street
Jessup, PA 18434
Phone: (570) 489-1152
Bruce Kovatch

Bruce J. Kovatch

Tuesday, June 5th, 1945 - Friday, August 28th, 2020
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Bruce J. Kovatch of Jessup died Friday August 28, 2020 at the Lehigh Valley Hospital. His wife of 44 years is the former Ann O'Hara.
Born in Jessup he was the son of the late John and Elsie Coccodrilli Kovatch. A graduate of Jessup High School, Class of 1962. He proudly served in the United States Army in Vietnam during the conflict where he was called in to decode the message in Vietnam that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Prior to retirement he was employed by Moore Business Forms as a press operator.
He was a member of the American Legion Post #411 Michael Steiner and VFW Post 5544, Jessup. He was a former member of Perkins Rod & Gun Club in Wayne County which is the oldest club in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, a member of the former Jacoby Rod & Gun Club where Bruce enjoyed cooking for everyone.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Jessup until its closing.
Bruce's family would like to extend a special heartfelt thank you Dr. Pranav Loyalka and the entire transplant team at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston Texas for saving his life, and his current heart transplant doctor, Dr. Donna M. Mancini of Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City, and also his cardiologist Dr. Kevin Olsen of Scranton.
Also surviving is nephew Paul Kovatch, Harrisburg; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and additional nieces nephews.
He was preceded in death by brother Leon Kovatch; nephew David Kovatch.
Private funeral services and interment with Military Honors in Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst will be private.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Arthur A. Albini Funeral Home, 1003 Church St., Jessup.
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    Fairview Memorial Park
    111 PA-435
    ELMHURST, PA 18416
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    Interment with Military Honors will be private
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Nathan, Angie, Sophia and Elaina Cost

Posted at 05:00pm
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Posted at 01:07pm

Sonja Tompkins

Posted at 02:36am
It was a pleasure to have known Mr.Bruce Kovatch. He definitely was a fighter sadly he had to go home.
My sincere condolences to his wife Ann and the entire family. R. I.P. Mr. Bruce🙏

Lorraine Reinfurt

Posted at 06:21pm
RIP Bruce. God certainly supplied you the strength to fight the good fight. Ann, our heartfelt condolences to you...what a trooper you've been all these years, with love and support every step of the way! You had a marriage made in heaven and now comfort to know this great man is at peace.
With love & sympathy,
Lorraine & Willie Reinfurt

American Legion Post 411

Posted at 01:30pm
Bruce was a member of American Legion Michael Steiner Post 411.For over twenty years he supported our functions and goals. Being a Vietnam veteran , he supported his country. Bruce was true to his family, his religion, and his country . He was a true patriot. Our sincere condolences to his family May he Rest In Peace.

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