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  • "I love you dad. I'll miss you."
    - Aaron Kovac
  • "Sam was like the big brother I never had. I loved working..."
    - Brian Johnson
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SAMUEL KOVAC III Age 52, of Santa Fe, passed away November 26, 2012. He was born in Dallas, TX on August 6, 1960 to Leslie Brydon and Samuel Kovac II. He married Janet B. Taylor on March 19, 2004. He is preceded in death by his mother. Samuel is survived by his wife, Janet B. Taylor; father, Samuel Kovac; brother, Scott Kovac; nephews: Andrew Kovac (Melissa) and Mason Kovac; children: Samuel Kovac IV (Beverly Gallegos), Aaron Kovac, Maegan Martinez (Gabriel); step children: Zach Taylor (Mara Bruton), Jamie Taylor (Jackson Ault); grandchildren: Mariah Duran, Marcus Romero, Anthony Corriz, Xavier Kovac, Alyah Kovac, Devin Martinez, Carmen Marquez, Aiden Martinez, Aiden Taylor-Ault, Isabelle Taylor-Ault, and Bria Taylor. Sam was a well respected man who was very loved by his children, grandchildren, extended family and friends. He was a journeyman electrician and a mentor to many other up and coming electricians. He always had a smile on his face at work and would laugh out loud at jokes he was telling himself. His unique sense of humor was appreciated by all. He was an avid Chicago Cubs fan win or lose, as well as a Nascar fan. He enjoyed going to baseball spring training in Scottsdale, Arizona for the last four years to see the Chicago Cubs. In his spare time Sam enjoyed fishing at the Pecos River and was thrilled every time he caught a trout. He also enjoyed making jewelry and collecting baseball cards. Sam was the love of Janet's life and she will always cherish the time they had together. He will always be loved, and never forgotten. The Memorial Service will be held on December 8th at 3 p.m. at the Nancy Rodriquez Community Center on Caja Del Oro Grant Road (County Rd. 62). The Rivera Family of Santa Fe Funeral Options 417 East Rodeo Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87505 Phone: (505)989-7032 Fax: (505)820-0435