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Luby "Bubba" J. Kovach

January 4, 1931 ~ October 20, 2021 (age 90)


Luby J. "Bubba" Kovach, 90, of Johnstown, died peacefully on October 20, 2021 at Arbutus Park Manor. Born on January 4, 1931 in St. Michael, PA, daughter of Anthony and Anna (McKotch) Ivock.

Preceded in death by her parents, husband John Kovach, son Joseph Kovach, and 5 sisters.

Survived by loving daughter Eva, wife of James Burnheimer; daughter-in-law Tho Kovach; 4 grandchildren, Heather married to Derek Faight, Erin Burnheimer, Jessica married to Matt Perritte, and John Paul Kovach; 3 great-grandchildren, Preston and Emily Faight, Maximillion Perritte. Also survived by sister Janet Swanhart; brother Joseph Ivock married to Diane; sisters-in-law Eva and Rosie, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bubba worked at the gift shoppe at the former Lee Hospital and retired from Tony's Sub Shop. She worked many spaghetti dinners at the Sons of Italy and loved to cook and bake Christmas cookies.

She was a friend to everyone and was known as everyone's "Bubba".  She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

A special thank you to Arbutus Park Manor for their care and compassion for mom.

A private service will be held for the family at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Cambria County Humane Society, 743 Galleria Drive, Johnstown PA 15904 in memory of Bubba.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd. Johnstown PA 15905.

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Cambria County Humane Society - Johnstown
743 Galleria Drive Extension, Johnstown PA 15904
Tel: 1-814-535-6116

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