Edward "Gene" Kovalick, 64, of Homosassa, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville. He was born Dec. 19, 1947, in Omaha, Neb., to Stephen and Loretta (Beardsley) Kovalick. He came here seven years ago from Clark, N.J., where he retired as a mortgage broker. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed fishing and amateur car racing and he was of the Catholic faith.
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In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two brothers, Steve and John Kovalick. He is survived by his wife, Diane, of Homosassa; a brother, Joseph Kovalick (Terry), of New Tripoli, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, at the Strickland Funeral Home Chapel in Crystal River, with father Ryszard Stradomski officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Strickland Funeral Home with Crematory Crystal River.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Oct. 21, 2012