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Gilbert R. Kovach

March 4, 1935 ~ June 18, 2017 (age 82)


Gilbert R. Kovach, 82, of McDonald, died Sunday, June 18, 2017 at St. Clair Memorial Hospital, Mt. Lebanon. 

He was born March 4, 1935 in Imperial, a son of the late Joseph and Julia (Turscan) Kovach. 

Mr. Kovach was the founder of Kovach Body Shop in McDonald and operated the business until his retirement in 2000.

He enjoyed watching classic movies, boating, vacations at the shore, surfing the internet and watching Steeler football. Most of all, he loved time spent with his family and his grandchildren.

On June 3, 1959, he married Elsie L. James, who survives. 

Also surviving are three daughters, Sandra (the late Paul J.) McCloud, Patricia L. (Dayne M. Sr.) Crowley and Jennifer L. (Christopher D.) Goodwin, all of McDonald; a son, Timothy W. (Kimberly A.) Kovach of McDonald; nine grandchildren, Julia McCloud, Daniel (Robyn) Kovach, Nicole (Aric) Toth, Dariann (Richard) Wirth, Dayne Crowley, Jr., Kyle Crowley, Abigayle Goodwin, McKinley Goodwin and Ethan Goodwin.

Deceased are ten brothers; and a great grandson, Lucas Crowley.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Nation Funeral Home, Inc., 220 E. Lincoln Ave., McDonald where services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, June 22, 2017 with Rev. Justin Amsler, pastor of McDonald Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Robinson Run Cemetery, McDonald. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to McDonald Meals On Wheels, 202 W. Lincoln Ave., McDonald, PA 15057. Online condolences, photos and additional information are available at www.nationfuneralhome.com. 


Charitable donations may be made to:

McDonald Meals On Wheels
202 W. Lincoln Ave., McDonald PA 15057



 Service Information

Visitation
Wednesday
June 21, 2017

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Nation Funeral Home
218-220 East Lincoln Ave
McDonald, PA 15057

Visitation
Wednesday
June 21, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Nation Funeral Home
218-220 East Lincoln Ave
McDonald, PA 15057

Funeral Service
Thursday
June 22, 2017

1:00 PM
Nation Funeral Home
218-220 East Lincoln Ave
McDonald, PA 15057


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