Monthly Archives: August 2016

James Kovac – MONACA

James Kovac, 92, of Monaca, died unexpectedly Thursday afternoon, August 4, 2016, with his family at his side in the Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.

Born April 23, 1924, in Lyndora, PA, he was the last surviving child born to the late John and Josephine (Rickle) Kovac. Jim attended Monaca High School, served in World War II as a corporal in the 86th Troop Carrier Squadron and also served in Central Europe. He was a member and ordained elder of the First Presbyterian Church, Monaca, where he also served as president of the former Men’s Bible Class. A former member of B.P.O.E. No. 1221, Aliquippa, where he served as Exalted Ruler from 1989 to 1990, he was also a past District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler over the state of PA, and served as secretary and state trustee from 1997 to 2002. He was a charter member of Monaca-Center Lodge 791 F&AM; a member and past president of the Monaca-Center Lions Club, and was one of the founders of Combined Organizations Monaca Area. He was a member of the former Fourth Ward PTA. Continue reading