Alex Kovach, Jr., 63, of Greensburg, passed away Tuesday, December 28, 2021, due to COVID complications. Alex was preceded in death by his parents, Alex Sr. and Blanche Kovach. He is survived by his partner, Billie Coulson; his two children, Casey and Sarah Kovach; his two older sisters, Joyalyn “Joy” Zaidan (James), and Janet Marchelletta (Ronald); as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Loved by so many, he will be dearly missed by friends and family near and far.
Alex was born in Uniontown and grew up in Masontown, Pennsylvania. He attended Carnegie Mellon University and then later Penn State University, earning his Associate Degree there. Soon after, Alex started working as a Produce Manager at Glosser Brothers prior to getting a job working for the post office. He worked for the United States Postal Service in Latrobe for most of his career. After 30 years of dedication to the USPS, Alex retired early on January 31, 2018, to pursue his hobbies and spend time with family and friends.
Intelligent is an understatement as Alex could repair, design, and build almost anything. Incredible at almost anything he put his mind to, you could often find Alex tinkering in his garage fixing anything and everything in sight. He had a passion for antique knives, and he was an avid collector that led him to travel and meet various friends throughout the country. He was beloved by all in the knife collecting community.
Another pastime that Alex enjoyed was playing cards, specifically Rummy. He would spend hours playing with his father as well as playing at family gatherings with Billie. Other hobbies included fishing, vegetable gardening, cooking, and golfing. His sense of humor was second-to-none, and he was often cracking jokes and making others laugh. Some would call his jokes corny or dry, but Alex considered them hilarious as a chuckle often followed after each joke. Alex spent the last couple years of his life caring for his mother and more recently his father, who preceded him in death just two months prior. His big heart was evident until the end.
Due to a spike in COVID, there will not be any services or viewings at this time. A celebration of life and memorial service will occur at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to either America’s Frontline Doctors or Direct Relief, organizations that provide relief and support to families and facilities touched by COVID. A special thank you to his doctors and nurses who cared for him during his time spent at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital in Greensburg. Leo M. Bacha Funeral Home, Inc., 516 Stanton Street, Greensburg is assisting with arrangements. www.bachafh.com
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