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Thomas J. Kovacs, served aboard USS Saratoga

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Thomas J. Kovacs, 79, of Bethlehem, died Sept. 26, 2018. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late John and Bridget (Wayne) Kovacs. He was the husband of Elaine (Mihaljow) Kovacs for 55 years.

He was a 1957 graduate of Liberty High School.

He was an U.S. Navy veteran who served aboard the USS Saratoga.

He worked in the sales department of the Bethlehem Steel for 38 years.

He was a life member of the USS Saratoga Association and attended many of the reunions.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Thomas J. of Charlotte, N.C.; a daughter, Karen of Bethlehem; two brothers, Jack and his wife Magdalene Kovacs and Richard and his wife Nancy Kovacs; and four nieces.

He was predeceased by a nephew, Richard Kovacs; and a niece, Terri Recker.

Contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1335 Old Carriage Road, Northampton, PA 18067.

Arrangements were made by Connell Funeral Home Inc., Bethlehem.