WEATHERSFIELD - Robert E. "Bob" Kovach, 68, entered eternal rest at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 2013, at his home with his family by his side.
He was born March 1, 1945, in Warren, the son of the late Joseph and Mary Adella Allen Kovach.
Bob served in the U.S. Army in 1962 to 1963 and retired from Amweld Building Products in Niles, where he was a union official for many years. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and family.
He enjoyed listening to bluegrass music and watching NASCAR and the Browns and Indians games (an avid fan) with his dog Missy by his side. He enjoyed billiards, all sports, bowling and golf, softball and playing Texas hold 'em with his family.
He was a knowledgeable music trivia buff and enjoyed watching Animal Planet and nature shows.
Bob is survived by his wife of 20 years, Sharon L. Tenney Kovach; his children, Kristina (Daryl) Williams of Sacramento, Calif., Bobbie Jo (Keith) James of Mineral Ridge, Gary (Gretta) Kovach of Girard and John Hall of West Milton; two stepsons, John (Teresa) Baker of Pensacola, Fla., and Vincent Baker of Warren; 17 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; his five sisters, Charlotte Pappada, Mary Jo (Charles) Johnstone and Judy Kovach, all of Niles, Nancy Holmes of Vienna and Barbara (Dennis) Heeter of Howland; a brother Joseph Kovach of Pymatuning, Pa.; as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Lee Kovach; three sisters, Margaret "Sis" Cline, Betty "Tiney" Venti and Joyce Kovach; and a brother John Kovach.
Per Bob's wishes, there will be no calling hours or services. There will be a celebration and gathering in Bob's memory from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday in the banquet room at Crest Lanes in Warren; friends and family are invited.
Arrangements were entrusted to Lane Family Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel in Warren.
To send condolences to the family or view the obituary, go to www.robertsclarkchapel.com.