Carl Mikovich

Carl Mikovich, 78, of Nesquehoning, entered into eternal rest Thursday, Oct. 4, in his residence. He was the husband of Jean (Bales) Mikovich. They celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary in February.
Born in Nesquehoning, he was a son of the late Michael and Esther (Ferko) Mikovich.
He was employed as a line supervisor for 22 years at Mack Trucks in Allentown until retiring in 1987 and then worked for the Kovatch Corporation for several years.He was a U.S. Army veteran serving with the 34th Armored Division.
Carl was a graduate of the Nesquehoning High School Class of 1952 where he played football and basketball. He then furthered his education at Temple University where he excelled in football.
He was a member of the Nesquehoning Sokol Club and the Nesquehoning VFW post 8008.
He was a former member of the Panther Valley Football 12th Man Club and the Hoopster Boosters.
He was a former Nesquehoning Councilman.
He was a member of St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church.
Carl was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. His greatest joy came from spending time with his family and friends at Lake Hauto and attending his grandchildren's sporting events. He was also an avid Phillies and Eagles fan.
Surviving along with his wife are sons John and James and his fiancé Judy of Nesquehoning; a daughter Carla J. and her husband Joseph S. Blazosky of Nesquehoning; a brother Victor and his wife Janet of Schenectady, NY; sisters Marie Mikovich of Nesquehoning and Elizabeth Mikovich of Manchester, PA; grandchildren Trajan Koerbler and his wife Tori, Marley and Jamey Mikovich, and Connor Mikovich; great grandchildren Kaden and Kale Koerbler; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by brothers Michael and George and sisters Helen Potosky and Theresa Bretzik.
Services: A Panachida Service will be held Monday, Oct. 8, at 9:30 a.m. in the Joseph S. Blazosky Funeral Home followed by an Office of Christian Burial with Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church with Rev. Vasyl Chepelskyy officiating. A Military Graveside Service will be held under the direction of the PV JR ROTC and the Nesquehoning UVO in the parish cemetery, Nesquehoning. Call Sunday 6 to 8 p.m. and Monday 9 a.m. until time of services in the funeral home. A Parastas Service will be held Sunday at 7 p.m. and the Nesquehoning UVO will have their service at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted by the family to be distributed to various local charities. The Joseph S. Blazosky Funeral Home has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

Published in Times News on Oct. 6, 2012