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Stephen J. Kovall

April 14, 1930 January 18, 2018
Stephen J. Kovall
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Obituary for Stephen J. Kovall

Stephen “Steve” Joseph Kovall, 87, of Gettysburg, PA passed away early
Thursday morning, January 18, at the Gettysburg Hospital, surrounded
by members of his immediate family.

Born April 14, 1930 in Grampian, PA, Steve was the son of Stephan
Cornelius and Anna Federoff Kovall. He is survived by his wife Anne
Bachelier Kovall, who was the love of his life; his three children,
Kemberly Jo Duckett and her husband Scott of Clearfield, PA, Barbara
Jean Rowles and her husband Lewis of Curwensville, PA, and Steven
Koval and his wife Brenda of Clearfield, PA; a stepdaughter, Elizabeth
Blake and her husband Mark of Springfield, VA; eight grandchildren,
Shannon Hepfer and her husband Kurt, Eric Koval, Tiffiney Cortazza and
her husband Joe, Tim Duckett, Todd Duckett and his wife Ashle, Shawn
Blake and his wife Stephanie, John-Paul Blake and Annie Blake; and six
great grandchildren, Austin and Madison Duckett, Adelyn Koval, Avery
and Baylee Cortazza and Hayes Hepfer.

Steve is also survived in death by a brother Cornelius Kovall and his
wife Ginger of Grampian, PA, and a sister Geraldine “Jeri” and her
husband Gene of Jennings, LA. He was preceded in death by his parents,
two brothers, Frank A. Kovall and George C. Kovall, and a sister,
Irene Cassidy.

A true patriot and proud American veteran who loved his country, Steve
served in the United States Army during the Korean War from 1950-1951
as a radio operator in the 4PO Mortar Battalion, fighting along the
38th Parallel. He was a member of the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars)
in Curwensville, PA, and of the American Legion (post 202 in
Gettysburg).

A friend to all with a wonderful sense of humor, Steve was a cement
mason by trade and an active member of the Cement Mason Union. He
worked on major infrastructure projects, including Three Mile Island,
throughout the northeast. In his retirement, he worked part-time at
Festival Foods and The Eisenhower Inn in Gettysburg.

A kind and loving person, Steve was happiest spending time with his
family. He was a devout Catholic who lived his faith to the fullest,
reciting his beloved Holy Rosary many times throughout the day. He
was also a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Gettysburg,
PA.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, January 22, 2018
at 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 25 West High
Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325. Interment will be in the church
cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church on Monday
from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Wounded
Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675. Online
obituary and condolences are available at monahanfuneralhome.com.

Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

22

Jan

10:00 AM 1/22/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 1/22/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church

25 West High Street
Gettyburg, PA 17325

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
25 West High Street Gettyburg 17325 PA
United States

Service

Monday

22

Jan

11:00 AM 1/22/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church

25 West High Street
Gettyburg, PA 17325

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
25 West High Street Gettyburg 17325 PA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Cemetery Final Resting Place

West High Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325

West High Street Gettysburg 17325 PA
United States
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