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1930 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Charles H. Covey, Jr.

January6, 2013

Charles Henry Covey, Jr., 83, of Ft. Myers, FL passed away in his home surrounded by his loved ones on Sunday, January 6, 2013. He was born in Plainfield, NJ, the son of Charles and Hazel Covey, Sr., an Eagle Scout and a graduate of Plainfield High School; he received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Newark College of Engineering in 1957. He served as a First Lieutenant U.S. Air Force as a Navigator, Bombardier and Radar Operator during the Korean War. He was a Plant Manager for Vicks Chemical; worked with Julius Wile as a Vice President and Plant Manger. He was also the Owner/Chef of Track Fore Restaurant and Yankee Fisherman in Manchester, VT. He was a longtime active member of the Cape Coral Sailing Club. He also enjoyed cooking, camping and woodworking. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Jane (Kennally). Survivors include his son, Michael (Michele and Ellie Valentine) of Phoenix, AZ and daughter, Karen (David Anderson) of Mattapoisett, MA. He is also survived by his longtime companion, Sandy St. John of Ft. Myers and her daughter, Jill (Michael) Carville and their children Alison and Evan, his sister, Dorothy Garman of Nokomis, FL and brothers, Carl (Helen) Covey of Omaha, NE,, Richard (the late Antoinette) Covey, nieces, Sharon (Andrew) Lindstrom and their son, Logan, Patty Covey, nephew, Richard (Eileen) Covey and their son, Jason. The family would also like to thank his nurses at Hope Hospice for their thoughtful and compassionate care during his last days. Donations can be made to: Healing little Hearts, P.O. Box 1535, Mattapoisett, MA 02739. Family and friends may sign the guest register or leave a condolence message at

Published in The News-Press on Jan. 16, 2013
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