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Joseph Kovacs, Jr.

Posted By obits On January 14, 2022 @ 11:48 am In Elizabeth City,Obituaries | 9 Comments

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Joseph Kovacs, Jr. age 83, of Moyock, NC died Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at Currituck House. Born in Presov, Czechoslovakia on June 4, 1938 to the late Joseph Kovacs and Elsa Tvorak Kovacs, he was the husband of Ellen Elizabeth Pellowe Kovacs of the residence. He served his country honorably with the U. S. Marine Corps and then became an Educator in the Public School System. He worked at the Burlington County Vo-Tech High School; with the Mount Laurel, NJ Planning and Zoning Board; was a Fire Commissioner for the Mount Laurel Fire Department; a Boy Scout Leader; and worked with the Currituck County Planning and Economic Development Boards. He was a member of the Moyock Ruritan Club. He was an avid stamp collector and loved to travel.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Joseph (Jay) Kovacs, III and wife Lisa and Steven Robert Kovacs and wife Jennifer; five grandchildren, Hopelyn, Emmalee and Joseph (J. P.) Kovacs of Colington Harbor, NC, Heather Havranek and her husband John and John Pongracz of Columbia, MD; and three great- grandchildren, Tyler, Juliette and Zachary Havranek. He was preceded in death by a brother, Walter Kovacs.

No service is scheduled at this time. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 is serving the Kovacs family. Online memorial condolences may be sent to the family at www.TwifordFH.com. To plant a tree in memory of Mr. Kovacs, please visit www.TwifordFH.com/send-flowers.

Contact Information:

Twiford Funeral Home (Elizabeth City)

Memorial Chapel
405 East Church Street,
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
United States (US)
Phone: (252) 335-4395
Fax: 252-335-4329
Email: J.J.Twiford@TwifordFH.com

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Condolence from Roy Riddick on January 14th, 2022 1:22 pm

Steve my condolences to you and your family. May God give you peace and comfort during this time and the days ahead. Roy Riddick Chaplain RIVFD 17.

Condolence from Reid Hinson on January 14th, 2022 1:57 pm

Joe was a wonderful man and a very intelligent stamp collector. I knew him and worked with him in the Outer Banks Stamp Club. Joe would always share a stamp or cover with fellow collectors if he didn’t need it for his prized collection of International Wright Brothers covers. We’ve missed Joe. He leaves a wonderful legacy of his knowledge with all the collectors who were fortunate to know him. Reid Hinson

Condolence from Julie Anderson on January 15th, 2022 5:49 am

So so sorry Steve, prayers for strength and comfort to you and your family.

Condolence from Shelley and Darrell Gray on January 15th, 2022 6:12 pm

Steve, Darrell and I are so sorry for your loss! Please let us know if you need anything. Your family is in our prayers.

Condolence from Janet Ross on January 15th, 2022 10:44 pm

My deepest sympathy to Joe’s family. May Gods be with you as you continue your life without him.

Condolence from Christopher Burnett on January 16th, 2022 9:50 am

On behalf of the members of the Board of Fire Commissioners and the Mount Laurel Fire Department I would like to express our deepest condolences and recognize the past service of Fire Commissioner Joseph Kovacs, Jr. Mr. Kovacs served as fire commissioner from 1987 through 1989. Due to his service, we are a stronger and more professional organization.

We will pause for a moment of silence and dedicate our next Board Meeting on Monday, January 17th in his memory.

God bless,

Christopher Burnett | Fire Chief
Mount Laurel Fire Department

Condolence from John L. Risoldi Sr. on January 16th, 2022 10:33 am

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time.

Condolence from Mary Barnett on January 16th, 2022 4:43 pm

To the Kovacs Family,
I really LOVED working with Joseph at Currituck House. He had more LIFE IN HIM than what was expected. Since May of 2021 I learned soooooo much about Mr. Kovacs.
Your Family is VERY LUCKY to have had his wisdom in your life.
Sincerely Mary L Barnett

Condolence from Mike and Marianna Kelvy on January 17th, 2022 12:37 pm

We are sorry to hear about your father. We hope everyone else is well.
It’s been sometime since we have been in touch. I have included our email.
Please give our best to your mother. Thinking of you!
Mike and Marianna

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