Joseph D. Kovarik, Jr.December 1, 1942 ~ December 16, 2017 (age 75)
Joseph D. Kovarik Jr. 75
Joe Kovarik, 75, of Waverly. Was born on December 1, 1942 in Manhattan, NY
to Joseph Kovarik Sr and Elizabeth Bohan Kovarik. He departed this life on Saturday,December 16,2017 unexpectedly after declining health in his own home with his wife and son Todd by his side. Joe moved to Lockwood, NY in 1950 and then went on to be a Spencer-Van Etten graduate in 1963, he then worked a few various jobs until becoming a route salesman for Stroehmanns for 30 years until his retirement in 2007. He always enjoyed volunteering for the fire police and all area school games and events. Joe loved and got along with everyone, he was always one to be full of questions and if you didn't have the answer he wanted it looked up on your mobile device as he'd say. He was always one to make people feel at home and loved and there wasn't a mistake in life that couldn't be forgiven as long as you learned a lesson from it he'd say.
On April 18, 1964 Joe married the love of his life Sharon Tappan at the North Waverly Chapel, they later had 2 children. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Joan Kohan, niece Joann Kohan, mother-in-law, Marion Tappan and several brother-in-laws.Joe is survived by wife Sharon, sons, Todd (Tami), Joey (Rita), all of Waverly,Grandchildren Taylor, Devan, Jordin(Tasha), Shantel. Step Grandchildren Courtney,Troy,Alexandra. Great Grandchildren, Braya, Arria, Nolin, Raygin, Cameron, Preston, Marcella, Allia, and several nieces and nephews.
A time of calling will be held on December 21 from 12-1 at Luckner's Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave, Waverly. A funeral service will immediately follow at same location with Rev. Matthew Mackivitch of North Waverly Chapel Officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Tioga Point Cemetery. A time to gather and remember Joe will be held at North Waverly Chapel immediately following the burial. Any flowers or cards of sympathy may be sent to the family at 95 State Route 34 Waverly, NY 14892