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William Kovac, Sr

November 4, 1928 ~ January 19, 2021 (age 92)

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Summit- William Kovac, Sr., 92, of Bear Gulch Rd., died Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at Robinson Terrace Nursing Home in Stamford in the company of his loving wife.

Born November 4, 1928 in Wilkes Barre, PA, he was the son of William Sr. and Sophie (Onofrey) Kovac.

Bill was a United States Army veteran, proudly serving his country from 1951 until receiving an honorable discharge in 1953.  While living on Long Island, he was an active member of the local VFW and American Legion.

He retired as an engineer from Amtrak in Sunnyside, Long Island.  Bill and his wife moved to Summit in 1992. He was a member of the Summit United Methodist Church and formerly served on the Town of Summit Planning Board.  His interest in trains led to an extensive collection of model trains. Bill just loved life with adventure and travels, music, fireworks and especially time spent with his family.  He enjoyed the presence of people, particularly children, and enjoyed teasing those he knew.  At the young age of 80, Bill climbed Vroman's Nose.

Cherishing his memories are his wife, Fern (Seaton) Kovac, whom he married in 1989; his daughters:  Deborah (William) Pinto of Wellington, FL, and Patricia (Michael) Moncada of Fl; stepchildren: Kathy M. Ellis of Richmond, VA, Kenneth (Anne) Dammars of Bayville, LI, Dwight Dammers of Manhattan, and David Dammers of Cobleskill; his brother, Gerald (Eleanor) Coffman of Coral Springs, FL; sister, Lenore Kelly of Maspeth, LI; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by his first wife Patricia (Reilly) Kovac and son, William Kovac, Jr. as well as his parents.

Services will be held later with interment to follow in Summit Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Disease Assoc., 4 Pine West Plaza #405, Albany, NY 12205.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, 171 Elm St., Cobleskill, NY.

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