John S. Kovach

James W. Shirley Funeral Home

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | June 22, 2019

John S. Kovach, 94, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, June 21, 2019.  He was born December 29, 1924 in McKeesport, son of the late Steven and Elizabeth (Fulop) Kovach.  Prior to his retirement, John was a machinist for Genuine Tool Company and a WWII veteran having served in the US Army.  John served in the Battery B 489th Coast Artillery Battalion and received WWII Victory Medal and two Bronze Star Medals while serving in Europe.  He was a member of the 11th Ward Club, McKeesport, White Oak American Legion and enjoyed going to his hunting camp at Camp Glenn, Snowshoe.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Florence McCarthy Kovach; five sisters; and one brother.  He is survived by his sons, Thomas Kovach and his wife, Joanne; John Kovach and his wife, Camille; sister, Grace Balogh; and grandchildren, Kelly (Tim) Mediate, John (Courtney) Kovach, Michael (Felicia) Kovach, Kathryn "Katie" Kovach; and two great-grandchildren, Sophia and Kace.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. Donations may be made to St. Joseph Indian School ( in memory of John.

Originally published June 22, 2019.

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