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Marybeth Koviack

November 5, 2016


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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.  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 Harry’s Grocery Store in Ashley.  Marybeth was an accomplished seamstress.  She was a representative for Avon Cosmetics for 50 years and was a member of its President’s Club.


Marybeth was a member of St. Leo’s/Holy Rosary Church in Ashley.  She loved to cook and bake for her family and friends. For many years she ran the potato pancake stand at St. Leo’s/Holy Rosary Church’s annual bazaar, the Newtown Fireman’s bazaar and the Ashley Fireman’s bazaar.  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 fiancé, 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. Leo’s/Holy Rosary Church, 33 Manhattan Street, Ashley.  The Rev. Vincent Dang will be the celebrant.  Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township.


Friends may call on Tuesday from 4 – 7 pm at the funeral home.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Leo’s/Holy Rosary Church, 33 Manhattan Street, Ashley, PA  18706.


Online condolences may be sent by visiting Marybeth’s obituary at www.natandgawlas.com.