Mr. Kovalkevich died Aug. 20, 2008, in Cleveland.
Born July 24, 1929, in Cleveland, he lived there before moving to Eastlake 42 years go.
He was a U.S. Army veteran and member of Knights of Columbus.
Mr. Kovalkevich retired from Ohio Bell in
Survivors are his children, Mary Jo (Brent) Kozar, Susan Zimmerman and Michael (Karen) Kovalkevich; grandchildren, Aaron, Jaime, Kristin (Jeffrey) Cowen, Michael and Brianna; and great-grandchildren, Kyle, Lexi and Spencer.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Lucille (Hradisky); parents, Stephen and Anastasia (Kihton) Kovalkevich; siblings, Frank, John and Nick; and son-in-law, Corey J. Zimmerman.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Monreal Funeral Home, 35400 Curtis Blvd., Eastlake 44095. Burial will be at All Souls Cemetery in Chardon Township.