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George R. Covert

AGE: 92 • Neptune

George R. Covert, of Neptune, passed away at home on December 1, 2012, with both of his daughters holding his hands. He was born in Eatontown on November 7, 1920. He is predeceased by his wife Mary Jane Furlong and his brother Edward S. Covert. George was very proud to be a WWII veteran and a surviving participant of the Normandy Invasion at Omaha Beach. Many medals were displayed in his home including the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He retired with 30 years government service.

He is survived by his daughters Diane Zerilli, Neptune and Maureen McElwain, Clayton NC. Three granddaughters Jodi Zerilli, Howell, Shannon M Lockamy, Willow Springs NC and Tara M Farkas, Ft Bragg NC and three great grandchildren.

Visitation will be at the Ely Funeral Home, 3316 Hwy. 33, Neptune on Tuesday December 4, 2012 from 4 to 7 PM. The funeral service will be held at 10 AM on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at the Ely Funeral Home, Neptune followed by the interment in St. Catherine's Cemetery, Spring Lake. Condolences may also be made online at


Published in Asbury Park Press on Dec. 3, 2012
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