Robert F. Covert

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Feb. 11, 2013

Robert F. (Bob) Covert, 82, of Swoyersville, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Monday, February 11, 2013.

Born May 20, 1930, he was a son of the late Sanford and Anna Caruthers Covert of Forty Fort.

Bob worked as a constable for Swoyersville for 14 years as well as for Wyoming Mills, Forty Fort Lumber and United Pants Factory before ultimately retiring from Air Products and Chemical, Wilkes-Barre. After retiring, he worked as a maintenance director with Monsignor John Sempa at Holy Name Church, St. Mary's Church, Swoyersville, St. John's Church, Wilkes-Barre, and Corpus Christi, West Pittston.

Bob and his wife, Helen, enjoyed many wonderful trips after retiring. He also would go for daily rides with his wife, visiting various churches and enjoying the countryside.

Bob was preceded in death by sons Thomas F., 1981, and Donald T., 1998; grandson, Joseph E., 1997; brothers, Lewis and Alexander; and sister, Margaret.

He is survived by his wife, the former Helen Kaminski, with whom he celebrated 62 years together; sons Robert J. and wife Charlene, Forty Fort; Joseph P. and wife Dr. Filomena Covert, Shavertown, and Paul, Moscow; daughter, Linda, Kingston; and daughter-in-law, Mary Rose Covert, Hughestown. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Jennifer Smith, Rachael Saunders, and Justin, Kristen, Eric J., Elizabeth and Joshua Covert; great-grandchildren, Gabrielle, Meghan, Alexis, Stephen, Joey and Jenna; several nieces and nephews; and his great-nephew, Zeb.

His daughter, Linda, was his caregiver. The family would also like to thank Hospice of the Sacred Heart for their care and compassion.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Swoyersville. Father Joseph Pisaneschi, Monsignor John Sempa and Father Louis Grippe will officiate. The interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Swoyersville. Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. with the rosary conducted at 7 p.m. by the Knights of Columbus Assumpta Council 12976, Luzerne.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations to be made to the or the .

For information or to send the family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home website at

Published in Times Leader on Feb. 14, 2013
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