Joseph J. “Jay” Kovacs, age 63 of McKeesport, passed away at home on March 14, 2017 surrounded by his family after a hard fought 12 year battle. Born February 16, 1954 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Joseph and Alberta (Spiegel) Kovacs and he was the loving husband of Patty (Mull) Kovacs for 43 years. In addition to his wife, he is survived by children, Amy (Mark) Myers and Joseph Kovacs; grandchildren, Jocelyn Kovacs, Olivia, Emily, and Brock Myers; sister, Kathy (Tom) Filotei; brother, John (Kim) Kovacs; aunt, Clara Mae Salem; sister-in-law, Ginna (John) Sowa and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Jay loved his Harley Davidson, fishing with family and friends, and was a jack of all trades who was always there to help someone in need. He worked for Volkswagen in the Quality Control Department and later as a Lab Technician at Cronimet Specialty Metals in Rochester. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 6-9 p.m. and on Sunday, March 19, 2017 from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Monday, March 20, 2017 at NOON in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow at McKeesport & Versailles Cemetery. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com
Originally published March 15, 2017.