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Julius Kovacs
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to:
  • Richmondville Volunteer EmergencySquad
    PO Box 11
    Richmondville, NY 12149
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to:
  • Summit Volunteer Rescue Squad
    State Route 10
    Summit, NY 12175

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“Dear Sandy, I wanted you to know how sorry I was to hear of your father's passing. Today is my dad's birthday, so this makes me all the more aware...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Patti Cavaliere - East Haven, CT

“I think back to the years living with you all. Jules was so kind and good to me. That feeling felt very special because I know that Jules didn't...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Jane Caruso - Woodbury, CT

“I will always remember him as a real man. Confident, kind, industrious, loving, hardworking, a great husband and a great father. He will be...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Paul P. Johnson - Brewster, NY

“Snowmobile rides with our sleds sliding behind. Picnics, holidays and special days throughout the years. Chasing Jesse with water guns and rubbing...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Sue, Rod, Jesse and Kim - Danbury, CT

“Thinking of the Kovacs family and sending big hugs from North Carolina.....I have heard many great stories about "Jules," and know he will be missed! ”
5 of 20 | Posted by: Joy Hampton - Moyock, NC

“I remember when I met Jules and Mabel -- they graciously welcomed Sandy's fellow P.A. classmate who was lonely for home. We talked.....we laughed......Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Peggy Antley - Omaha, NE - Friend

“I remember all of the fun family get togethers we had from catching fireflies as kids in the back yard of their Taagan Point house to the big family...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Randall Kovacs - Newtown, CT

“Dear Mabel, We would like to send you our heartfelt condolences on the passing of Julius. He was a wonderful man and he will be greatly missed. He...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Don & Sal - Southbury, CT

“We're so sorry to hear of your loss. May the angels guide Jules into heaven to be with all our dearly departed and may you all have the strength and...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Cecilia and Paul Jones - CA

“I had the privilege and honor to meet Jules 30+ years ago when Sandy and I started hairdressing school. With his sly smile and mischievous eyes, i...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: FRANK - MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA

“Dear Mable, I was sorry to read about Jules in Voices. I never drive past your former homes on Bucks Hill Road, Southbury, or Quassuk Road in...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Gordon White - Southbury, CT

“Although I have only know you Julius, for a short time, it didn't take very long to become fond of you. I will always remember what fun we had at...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: Marilyn DeBeradinis - FL - Friend

“Julius, It is hard to put into a few lines all the memorable times we had together with our family and friends, but I will mention a few. All the...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Ronald Melycher - Ormond Beach, FL

“Remember the shed you built in Southbury from scrap wood? You made it look so effortless and simple.Remember when you told me to get a backhoe for my...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Mark and Jeanne - Southbury, CT

“We are sorry for your loss and our prayers are with you. Jules was a good man and will be missed. ”
15 of 20 | Posted by: Darren and Rae MacFarquhar - NC

“We met Jules soon after Sandy began dating Neighbor Rick at party at his house, located behind ours in Southbury. Just as we we arrived, Jules pulled...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: Amy and Jim King - Southbury, CT

“I will never forget you, Uncle Julian. You have played a very special role in my life. You have opened your home as well as your heart during my...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Pat Treleaven - Fultonville, NY

“I'll never forget the day before Rick and Sandy's 3 day wedding when I just picked up a new jetski and Jules comes sniffing around asking questions...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Mark Vacirca - Brookfield, CT

“You will be fondly remembered for years to come. ”
19 of 20 | Posted by: Susan And Charles Seymour - TN

“a real good person will miss talking about the old times when newtown ct was country the last person I know that could still speak Slovak. say hello...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: timothy melycher - new milford, PA


Summit, NY – Julius R Kovacs, 82, passed away Friday, March 28, 2014, at his home with his family at his side. He is survived by his loving wife Mable (McGurn) Kovacs.

Born September 8, 1931 in Newtown, CT, he was the son of Paul and Veronica (Balsan) Kovacs. He also lived in Danbury and Woodbury CT. Julius and Mable retired to Middleburgh NY, 11 years ago and moved to their mountain top home in Summit NY, 5 years ago.

Julius enlisted in the United States Army in 1949. He proudly served his country during the Korean conflict until receiving an honorable discharge in 1953. He created his own business as a builder of new homes and remodeling of classic properties. He was a former member of the Hawleyville Fire Dept and Middleburgh Historical Society. In his later years, Julius enjoyed working outdoors, going to auctions, working on tractors and restoring antique gas engines.

He was a devoted husband, father, brother and uncle. Along with his wife of 52 years, he leaves two daughters: Donna Kovacs of Southbury, CT, Sandra and her husband Richard Dock of Southbury, CT; his brother: Stephen Kovacs of Danbury, CT; his sister: Velma Kovacs of Brookfield, CT; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday April 5th, 2014 at Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, 171 Elm St., Cobleskill NY. A period of visitation will start at 10:00 am with the service starting at 11:00 am. Officiating will be Pastor Jan Benson of the Summit United Methodist Church. Inurnment, with full military honors, will be at St Rose of Lima Catholic Cemetery, Sandy Hook, CT on a later date.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution can be made to Richmondville Volunteer Emergency Squad, PO Box 11, Richmondville, NY 12149 or Summit Volunteer Ambulance Service, State Route 10, Summit, NY 12175.