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Jennifer L. Kovacs

September 17, 1950 — April 26, 2022

Jennifer L. Kovacs

Kovacs, Jennifer L. of Centerville, Ohio, passed away April 26, 2022. She was born September 17, 1950 in Dayton, Ohio to the late James and Jeanne McGarry. Jennifer is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Kerry Kovacs; her children, Mollie (Martin Stieger) Kovacs, Jeremy (Deb) Kovacs; grandchildren, Brittan Kovacs, Kahner Cook, Addilyn Kovacs, Isaac Stieger & Otto Stieger; siblings, James (Donna) McGarry, Jane Ann McGarry Hennessy, Joyce (Jerry Baker) McGarry, & Julie (Mike) Loparo and many nieces and nephews.

Jennifer was a graduate of Julienne High School and earned her R.N. at St. Elizabeth Hospital where she began her nursing career. There she worked with Dorothy Kovacs, matchmaker and future mother-in-law. Throughout her career she also worked at various hospitals and healthcare facilities in Columbus, Chillicothe and Dayton. Jennifer was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Parish. In retirement, Jennifer volunteered as a tutor with Centerville City Schools and spent a great deal of time being a dedicated caretaker to both of her parents. She was an avid sports fan who enjoyed cheering for the Reds, Bengals, Ohio State and the University of Dayton. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and shopping with her friend, Bev Heidenreich.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 6245 Wilmington Pike at 10:30 AM, Tuesday, May 3. For those who would like to view the mass on livestream, please visit the website at Jennifer will then be laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations may be made to either Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45420 or your favorite charity.
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Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

St. Francis of Assisi Church

6245 Wilmington Pike, Dayton, OH 45459

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