Obituaries » Marybeth Koviack
November 5, 2016
Marybeth Machey Koviack
November 5, 2016
Marybeth Machey Koviack, 76, of Ashley, passed away on Saturday, November 5, 2016, in the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
She was born in Wilkes-Barre Township on January 15, 1940, a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Straigis Machey.Â Marybeth was a graduate of Wilkes-Barre Township High School, class of 1958.
Prior to her retirement Marybeth had been employed at the Sunshine Market and at Harryâ€™s Grocery Store in Ashley.Â Marybeth was an accomplished seamstress.Â She was a representative for Avon Cosmetics for 50 years and was a member of its Presidentâ€™s Club.
Marybeth was a member of St. Leoâ€™s/Holy Rosary Church in Ashley.Â She loved to cook and bake for her family and friends. For many years she ran the potato pancake stand at St. Leoâ€™s/Holy Rosary Churchâ€™s annual bazaar, the Newtown Firemanâ€™s bazaar and the Ashley Firemanâ€™s bazaar.Â Marybeth served for many years as a poll worker for the Bureau of Elections in Ashley.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John D. Koviack; by her son, John Koviack and her sister, Joan Machey Thomas.
Surviving are her children, Ronald Koviack, Ashley and his fiancÃ©, Barbara Drevenak, Kimberly Bukavich and her husband, Ken, Huntington Mills; daughter-in-law, Maureen Pappas, Sweet Valley; brother-in-law, Louis Thomas, Ashley, grandchildren, Amy and Danielle Koviack, Christle Couchenour, Kyle and Joshua Koviack, Zachary and Adam Bukavich; great grandchildren, Bailey, Carlee, Olivia, Jax and Madison.; nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday at 9 am from the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 9:30 am in St. Leoâ€™s/Holy Rosary Church, 33 Manhattan Street, Ashley.Â The Rev. Vincent Dang will be the celebrant.Â Interment will be in St. Maryâ€™s Cemetery, Hanover Township.
Friends may call on Tuesday from 4 â€“ 7 pm at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Leoâ€™s/Holy Rosary Church, 33 Manhattan Street, Ashley, PAÂ 18706.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting Marybethâ€™s obituary at www.natandgawlas.com.