James Carl "Hoots" Kovalchick (1939 - 2016)

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James Carl "Hoots" Kovalchick, 76, Reynoldsville, passed away Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at Jefferson Hills Manor after a lengthy illness.
James was born Oct. 24, 1939, in Eleanora, Pa., son of the late Paul "Hoot" and Bertha LeEllen (Brewer) Kovalchick.
James married Dorothy (Kuntz) Kovalchick, who survives in Reynoldsville. He is also survived by two daughters, Lisa Kovalchick and husband Paul Carter of Belle Vernon, Pa. and Amanda (Jason) Horner of Belle Vernon; and one granddaughter, Makenzie Horner.
James was a graduate of Sykesville/Henderson High School class of 1958.
He was in the U.S. Marines from 1958-1961.
He was a conductor on CSX Railroad, a member of Holy Trinity Byzantine Catholic Church in Sykesville and the American Legion in Reynoldsville. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to s.
Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, and from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Leo Nedza Funeral Home in Sykesville. Military Honors will be accorded by the DuBois Area Honor Guard at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Panachida will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Holy Trinity Byzantine Catholic Church in Sykesville with the Rev. Robert Karl officiating. Burial will follow in Lakelawn Memorial Garden in Reynoldsville.
Online condolences can be made at www.nedzafamilyfuneralhomes.com
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Sykesville, PA 15865
(814) 894-2230
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Published in The Courier Express on Feb. 9, 2016
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