Joseph Mark Kovacs, Newton Falls, Ohio

James Funeral Home

August 20, 2020

Joseph Mark Kovacs, Newton Falls, Ohio - obit
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NEWTON FALLS, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Joseph Mark Kovacs, age 66 of Newton Falls, passed away peacefully into eternal rest on Thursday night, August 20, 2020 at his home, surrounded by his family.

He was born on June 28, 1954 in Akron, Ohio the son of the late Joseph Kovacs and Letha Pauline (Heller) Kovacs. He has lived in Newton Falls since 2008 and is formerly of Braceville.

Joseph married the love of his life, Sandra Lynn (Smith) on June 1, 1974 and they have enjoyed the past 46 years of marriage together.

Joe worked in maintenance at Denman Tire in Leavittsburg for over 22 years and left there in 1997. He then went to work at Kent State University Main Campus in the HVAC Department for 20 years and retired in 2017.

He and his wife Sandy have been members of the Northeast Christian Church in Warren for over 35 years.

Joe loved gardening, plumbing, going to the beach and most of all, he loved his grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents and two beloved nephews, Patrick Burns and Danny Nye. 

Joe is survived by his wife, Sandra L. Kovacs of Newton Falls; two daughters, Jill Kovacs Marsh (Jamie Marsh) of Columbus, Ohio and Sarah Kovacs (Daniel Maccabee) of Columbus, Ohio; a sister, Roberta Burns (Don Burns) of Doylestown, Ohio; a brother, Tom Kovacs (Patricia Kovacs) of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and three grandchildren, Thomas Marsh, Rosie Marsh and Birdie Lee Maccabee. He was also looking forward to meeting his new grandchild, arriving in February 2021.

Calling hours will be at the James Funeral Home in Newton Falls on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

A Funeral service will immediately follow at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 for family members only at the funeral home. 

Cremation will follow the service.

Masks are required when entering the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations to be made to the Warren Family Mission, 155 Tod Avenue Warren, OH 44485 or Ohio Living Home Health, 6715 Tippecanoe Road, Canfiled, OH 44406.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the James Funeral Home, 8 East Broad Street, Newton Falls, OH 44444 (330) 872-5440.

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A television tribute will air Sunday, August 23, at the following approximate times: 8:58 a.m. on FOX and 9:58 p.m. on MyYTV.

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