Born:March 22, 1920

Passed Away:December 20, 2012

Location:Sun City, Arizona

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Frances Eva Kovach (Fran)

Frances (Fran) Eva Stoyek Kovach, 92, a long time Glendale Az. resident,
went to be with our Lord, Jesus Christ, on Dec 20, 2012, after breaking
her hip a few months earlier.Fran was a very loving and caring wife,
mother, grand-mother and great-grand-mother. Fran was a very devoted 
Catholic, attending mass regularly, member of Silver Bells, 
held various church treasurer positions, always helping out where needed, 
and always looking forward to reading on Sunday mornings.  
Her strong faith was evident as she lived a long and gracious life.
Fran will always be remembered as a gentle and loving lady.  
She will truly be missed but will finally be in 
the presence of her Lord with perfect hearing.

Fran, a former resident of Curwensville Pa., owned and operated 
Kovach’s Shoe and Clothing store with her husband William.  
After moving to Phoenix Az. in 1969, Fran and William owned 
and operated Bill’s Shoe Hut until retiring in 1985.

Fran attended St Raphael, St Augustine, and St Vincent de Paul 
over the years.Fran was born on March 22, 1920, daughter of the 
late George and Veronica Golla Stoyek of Dubois, Pa. 
Fran was preceded in death by her parents; husband William in 2005;
son William in 2012; and brothers Albert and Joseph.  
She is survived by brother Edward Stoyek of Curwensville, Pa.; 
daughter Valerie Fischer of Loveland Ohio; 
sons Michael Kovach of Missouri City Tx. and Dennis Kovach 
of San Ramon Ca.; six grand-children and eight great-grand-children.
A Memorial Mass and celebration of life will be held on 
Thursday, December 27 at 11:00am at St. Raphael Parish
Glendale, 5525 W. Acoma Road, Glendale Az. 85306.
Arrangements entrusted to Best Funeral Services, Peoria, Az. 
(623) 486-1955.
Jesus promised “In my Father’s house, there are many dwelling places.  
If there were not, I would have told you.  
For I go to prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a 
place for you, I will return again, and then I will take you to
myself, so that where I am, 
you also may be.” John 14:2-3

Memorial Service

Thursday, December 27, 2012 11:00 A.M. St. Raphael Parish 5525 W. Acoma Rd. Glendale, Az. 85306


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One Memory to “Frances Eva Kovach (Fran)”

  1. Regina, Perry, Terry, & Sue Stoyek says:

    Michael, Valerie, & Dennis …. please accept our sincere sympathy for the passing of Aunt Fran .. our thoughts and prayers are with all of you … altough the miles had seperated us for many years she was a special person … I had spoken with her several months ago and I know Regina and she talked quite often ….. she will be sadly missed … a comfort would be, for her being reunited with Uncle Bill, Billy, Dad, Uncle Albert, & Grandma Veronica …once again our thoughts and prayer are with you …. Perry

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