Joseph “Joe” Kovacicek Jr., 71 of Washington died Saturday-July 30, 2016. He was born November 10, 1944 in Washington the son of the late Joseph & Sarah M. Thomas Kovacicek Sr. Mr. Kovacicek was employed as an Ironworker for Local #3 for many years until his retirement. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church and was a 1963 graduate of Immaculate Conception High School. Mr. Kovacicek served in the United States Marine Corps as a Sgt. from August 1963 until 1967. He served in Puerto Rico & served during the Vietnam War for 13 months. He then served in the Dominican Republic and finished his tour returning to Camp Lejeune in South Carolina. He was an avid golfer and loved going on golfing trips with his buddies. He also loved traveling with his family especially with his grandchildren to all of their sporting events. Mr. Kovacicek was a family man and was very social enjoying as much as he could fit in to every day. It wasn’t unusual to find him at Krency’s Restaurant, Starbucks, Bob Evans & Lowes just enjoying talking with all his friends. He always had a smile on his face and was always there for everyone that needed anything at all.
On September 19, 1970 he married Judith “Judi” Karpan Kovacicek of Washington who survives. Also surviving is a daughter; Renae K. (Ron) Salvitti of Canonsburg, two grandchildren; Rocco & Ryann Salvitti, a brother; Louis (Bertha) Kovacicek of Washington, two sisters; Rose (Harvey) Wolf of Washington & Patty Myers of Pittsburgh. Several aunts, uncles & cousins also survive.
Mr. Kovacicek was preceded in death by his son; Lance Corporal Ryan J. Kovacicek, United States Marine Corps and a sister; Elizabeth May Haskey.
Friends will be received on Tuesday-August 2, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday-August 3, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Warco-Falvo Funeral Home, Inc. Wilson at E. Katherine Avenues, Washington, S. Timothy Warco, supervisor/director, Susan Falvo Warco, director, S. Timothy Warco II, director. A prayer service will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday-August 4, 2016 in the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Washington. Entombment will follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery Mausoleum. Full military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Edwin Scott Linton Post # 175 and the United States Marine Corps. Memorial contributions can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758541, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8541 or to the John F. Kennedy Catholic Grade School 111 W. Spruce St. Washington Pa. 15301. Online condolences may be expressed at www.WarcoFalvoFuneralHome.com