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Paul Joseph Kovary

November 6, 1935 ~ September 7, 2017 (age 81)

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Memorial Mass
September 15, 2017

11:00 AM
St. Helen's Catholic Church
12060 Kinsman Road
Newbury, OH 44065


Paul Joseph Kovary, 81, of Newbury died Thursday, September 7, 2017 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Cleveland on Nov. 6, 1935, son of the late Joseph and Lillian Kovary. He was a graduate of John Adams High School and served in the U.S. Army. Paul married Diane Lasch August 31, 1955. They lived in Newbury since 1961. He was the owner of Hawthorne Hill Landscaping for 40 years. His hobbies were photography and stain glass making. He especially enjoyed traveling 200 miles to go on lunch excursions with his family. His friends and family will miss him.

Paul is survived by his beloved wife Diane of 62 years; three children, Deborah (Daryl) Hartshorn, Pamela (Bill) Cooper and Daniel (Justina) Kovary; six grandchildren, Victoria Zappia, Bryan (Amy) Murfello, Nicole Murfello, Christina Cooper, Justin and Jason Kovary; his great granddaughter Liliana Eggleston; his sister Catherine Laubscher; three sisters-in-law, Allayne McVan, Karen (Joseph) Leckemby, Jane (Stan Malless) Kvetko; and many nephews, nieces, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother John Roger Kovary.

Paul donated his body to Case Western School of Medicine. There will be a Memorial Celebration of Life Mass held 11:00 AM Friday, September 15, 2017 at St. Helen Catholic Church, 12060 Kinsman Rd., Newbury, Ohio 44065. In lieu flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St Clair Ave, Cleveland, OH 44110. 

Charitable donations may be made to:

Hospice of the Western Reserve
17876 St. Clair Ave, Cleveland OH 44110-9915

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