obit: Allen C. Kovar
- Allen Kovar
Funeral Services for Allen C. Kovar were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003, at Holy Family Catholic Church with Rev. John Kunnathukuzhy officiating.Pallbearers were Daniel Jansky, Michael Gebert, Michael Ferguson, Greg Kucera, Mark Kucera and Nelton Schulz. Burial followed in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of the Wharton Funeral Home.
Allen C. Kovar, 85, left this world peacefully at The Cornerstone Hospital in Webster on Thursday, Nov. 13.He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Kovar, in October of 1999.
Mr. Kovar was born on April 21, 1918, in Fayetteville to Louis and Frances Cmajdalka Kovar. He attended school in Fayetteville. Mr. Kovar entered the U.S. Army in 1942 and served in the U.S., New Guinea and the Southern Philippines. He was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, Purple Heart Medal, World War II Victory Medal and an American Theater Service Medal. Mr. Kovar was discharged in 1945 with the rank of staff sergeant.
After his Army service he came to Wharton and worked for McGlothen Buick Company. Mr. Kovar also worked for and retired from the Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America in Wharton.
He was an active member of Holy Family Catholic Church. After retirement Mr. Kovar continued to be an avid fisherman and enjoyed working in his yard with his flowers and always had a small garden.
Mr. Kovar is survived by his brother and sisters-in-law, Charles and Bernice Kovar of Lafayette, La., and Goldie Kovar of Fayetteville; step-son, Roland Gebert of Houston; grandchildren, Terrie Ferguson and husband, Michael, of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Michael Gebert and wife, Sandra, of Alvin; and great-granddaughter, Megan Gebert of Alvin. He also has several nieces and nephews who survive.
If desiring, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 204 Second Street, Wharton, TX 77488; or to Holy Family Catholic Church, 2011 Briar Lane, Wharton, TX 77488.
Wharton Journal-Spectator - (Feb/14/2004)