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Harry Kovaschetz

1930 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Harry Kovaschetz Obituary
Kovaschetz, Harry

April 1, 1930 â€"

July 3, 2016

Harry Kovaschetz was born April 1, 1930, the fourth child and older son of Harry and Helen (Getty) Kovaschetz in Catawissa, PA.

Harry is survived by wife Doris; sons Tim Kovaschetz (Joanne) of Wisconsin, Wayne Kovaschetz of Montana, and Emmett Harrison (Patsy) of Texas; sisters, Jean Yarnall and Clara Kohler (Pete) of Pennsylvania; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by sons Roger Kovaschetz and Kim Kovaschetz; his parents; and sister Kathleen Kovaschetz; and brother Bill Kovaschetz.

Harry served in the Air Force from 1947 to 1950. He completed his education and received his degree from St. Joseph's College in Albuquerque. He was employed at Sandia National Labs for 41 years, retiring in April, 1992. He and Doris were married on August 30, 1974. For many years, they belonged to a group of RVers, taking their moto home to Mexico and all over the USA. They were quite active in traveling until health issues forced them to settle.

Harry was a member of Lions International for 52 years, first as a member of the Los Lunas Lions Club from March 1964 to 1982, and then of the Albuquerque Breakfast Lions from 1982 until his death. He served as NM Lions District Governor twice, 1989-2000 and 1995-1996. He was Multiple Council Chair for NM Lions MD 40 in 2004-2005. He was the Executive Vice-President of the New Mexico Lions Eye Bank. He held many positions in Lions in his club, district, and multiple district. He collected and sorted used eye glasses for many years, recycling many thousands that were distributed in third world countries.

Harry and Doris are members of First United Methodist Church and the Two Som Sunday School Class. Harry was a member of the shadow of the Church (SOC) and until health problems prevented it, for many years, every Monday helped cook to feed approximately 250-300 homeless and families in need.

There will be a graveside service on Friday, July 15, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Brunch will be served at Family residence following interment.

The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Harry's name to the New Mexico Lions Eye Bank, 2501 Yale Blvd. NE, Suite 100, Albuquerque, NM 87106.

Please visit our online guest book for Harry at


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Published in Albuquerque Journal on July 10, 2016
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