Robert Kovach, Jr.April 30, 1972 ~ July 25, 2017 (age 45)
Robert Kovach, Jr., 45, of Warren, died July 25, 2017 of natural causes in the emergency room at St. Joseph Health Center. He was born April 30, 1972 in Warren, the son of Robert, Sr. and Marge (Mallozzi) Kovach, and had lived in the area most of his life.
A 1990 graduate of Niles McKinley High School, Bob had worked as a truck driver. An ordained minister, he had served both First Baptist Church and Seeking God’s Glory Church in Warren. He had been a volunteer firefighter in North Carolina, and enjoyed motorcycles, fixing cars, camping, traveling, and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Surviving are his parents of Niles; his wife, Mechelle (Beckmann) Kovach, whom he married November 15, 2001; three children: Robert III and William, both of Canfield, and Michael Ayres Kovach of Warren; six stepchildren: Deanna Ayres of Georgia, Harvie Jr. (Courtney) Basey of Youngstown, Christina Basey of Texas, Jacob (Veronica) Beckmann of Texas, Karoline Basey of Youngstown, and Calvin Artman of Canfield; eight grandchildren; and a brother, Greg Kovach of Stow.
Services are 4:00 pm Monday, July 31, 2017 at Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, with Pastor Jason Allen officiating. Friends may call 3:00 to 4:00 pm Monday at the funeral home. Burial of his remains will take place privately at a later date at All Souls Cemetery. Material contributions may be made either to Seeking God’s Glory Church, or to First Baptist Church of Warren.