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Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 29, 2018 at 10:30a.m. at St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church on Bella Vista, Youngstown, for William A Kovachik, 75, who passed away October 24th, surrounded by family and friends, after a short illness. William (Bill) was born July 12, 1943 in Youngstown, son of Paul Kovachik and Anna Fedak Kovachik. He was a 1962 graduate of Chaney High School and served in the U.S. Army, First Infantry Division, during the Vietnam War, receiving a Bronze Star. He worked as an Artisan for the Mahoning County Sheriff's Department, retiring in 2013. He was a member of St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church on Bella Vista and St. John's Episcopal Church on Wick Avenue. He was also a member of Catholic War Veterans Post #1292. Bill loved the YSU football games and tailgating, golfing and working in his yard. Surviving are his wife, Mary Jo Kovachik, whom he married March 14, 1981; three sons, William (Christine) Kovachik and Brian (Jessica) Kovachik, both of West Palm Beach, Fla and Michael (Angela) Kovachik of Irwin, Pa; one daughter, Allie (Chris) Anzevino of Austintown; one sister Elizabeth (Richard) Frank of Matlacha, Fla; six grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Robert and Paul Kovachik; and one sister, Helen Evans.
Friends will be received at the Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home, Youngstown on Sunday, October 28, from 1:00 to 4:00pm and again on Monday, October 29, from 10:00 to 10:30a.m. at the church.