Frank A. "Ernie" Kovacs, loving son of Alfred A. Kovacs and Irene Ledinsky Kovacs Dreifort passed away on Friday, the 23rd September 2011, at the age of 62 after a prolonged illness.Frank graduated from his beloved "The Ohio State University" with a Bachelor of Science Degree. Frank was a superb salesman his entire career in the automobile and real estate industry. He had a passion for sports, especially golf, and loved to be in the kitchen where he excelled with his magic meatballs and sauce. Frank had no enemies and touched the hearts of everyone he came in contact with. Frank spent his later years dedicated to his sobriety and heartfelt fellowship with Alcoholics Anonymous.
Frank was preceded in death by his grandparents, the late Frank and Anna Ledinsky, Alex and Mary Elizabeth Kovacs; his father, the late Alfred A. Kovacs; his sister, The late Sherry Kovacs Pacholke; and his sister, the late Jacqueline M. Kovacs Kostelnik. Frank is survived by his mother, Irene; his brother, Gary Kovacs and wife Karan; sisters, Cynthia Kovacs O'Rourk, Candace M. Kovacs Wallis Pourciau and husband Herb. Frank is also survived by his nieces and nephews, Todd Pacholke and wife Angie, Kelly O'Rourk Carroll and husband Kevin, Ryan O'Rourk and wife Shannon, Jennifer Kostelnik Miller and husband Jason, Mickey Kostelnik and wife Kate, Gene Wallis, Austin Wallis and wife Amanda, Nicholas Kovacs and Alex Kovacs. Frank is also survived by many great nieces and nephews. Frank will be dearly missed by his family, friends, those whom he worked with, maintained his sobriety with and his many childhood friends from Ohio.
Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from half-past five o'clock in the afternoon until half-past eight o'clock in the evening on Wednesday, the 28th of September, in the Library and Grand Foyer of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston.
In Houston, the funeral service is to be conducted at ten o'clock in the morning on Thursday, the 29th of September, in the Jasek Chapel of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, where Deacon Jack Alexander, Director of Liturgy at St. Michael's Catholic Church, is to officiate.
In Eastlake, Ohio, a funeral service is to be conducted on Saturday, the 1st of October, in the Chapel of Monreal Funeral Home, 35400 Curtis Boulevard, with an interment to follow at All Souls Cemetery, also in Eastlake. The service times are to be announced locally.
In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Alcoholics Anonymous, attn. Emil Becker, 14540 Minetta, Houston, TX, 77035.
Published in Houston Chronicle from Sept. 25 to Sept. 28, 2011