George S. Kovach

Dec 22 1939
Jun 19 2024
84 Years
Parkesburg, PA

George Stephen Kovach, 84, of Parkesburg, PA, passed away at his home on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.  He was the husband of Jean Ann (D'Angelo) Kovach.  Born in Lebanon, PA, he was the son of the late John S. and Alvena M. (Gettle) Kovach.

George was a graduate of Millersville University and was a high school math teacher for over 39 years at Unionville High School, West Chester Henderson and West Chester East High School.  George enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and shooting.  He enjoyed motorcycling, classic cars, coin collecting and was an advocate in politics.  He cherished time spent with his family, including the wrestling careers of his sons in high school and college and the times spent with his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his son George S. Kovach II (Beth McGrath of Honey Brook).

Besides his wife, he is survived by his sons, John (Colleen Rysak) of Coatesville, PA, and Stephen (Deborah Spiritosanto) of Houston, TX, and grandchildren, Luke, Lilly, Travis, Anna and Daniel.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 24, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. from the Wilde Funeral Home, Parkesburg, with visitation from 1:00 p.m. until service time.  Interment to follow at Glen Run Cemetery in Atglen, PA.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The Travis Manion Foundation. If you would like to make a donation please click HERE.

Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to the Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg. Online condolences can be posted at

Service Date: 
Jun 24 2024 - 3:00pm
Service Location: 
Wilde Funeral Home Parkesburg, PA


It was with much sadness that I learned of GEORGE'S death.  I always enjoyed being his classmate and getting together with the Men's Breakfast group for many years and our class reunions  My sincere sympathy and prayers for GEORGE and his family during these sad days.  May he rest forever in the arms of his loving LORD.  

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I’m so sorry to hear of George’s passing. I knew him as a wonderful and kind man, and am regretting that our paths didn’t cross much earlier. Jean, to you and your family I pray for ‘the peace that passes all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus’. I know your faith will endure even this.
Your friend, Steve Marquis

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I was perusing your site for another obituary and came across Mr.  Kovach's obit. We lived down the road from the Kovachs on Old Stottsville Road when we were kids, my dad still lives there. We would go sledding down their hill and my brother Joe and George II hung out a lot. I remember meeting Mr. Kovach, but I always thought it was interesting that he didn't mind all of us kids hanging out at the house when they only had the one son George. We caught up with George,the son,in 2017 when our Mother Patricia Wilson died. He came to the service and paid respects to her and we shared memories and it was great to see him. Of course I was sad to hear that he had passed away shortly after that, I assume it was. Like George II   did with us I want to pay homage to his father. Also, interesting fact, I noticed that he was a math teacher at Henderson High School in West Chester, where I currently teach since 1996. He was gone by the time I got there, but it was nice to know we had that In common. Rest in peace neighbor & friend.


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