Milan J. Kovach, age 89, beloved husband, father, and brother, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 30, 2018 while surrounded by his family and friends. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio and was a resident of Albuquerque, NM. Milan was a proud Veteran of the United States Marine Corp and served his country during World War II era. His interests included his church, the Cleveland Browns, and the zoo. He served as a trustee, Deacon, Sunday school teacher and on multiple committees of his church, as well as on multiple community boards.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Julius and Mary Kovach; and his siblings, Ronald Kovach, Daniel Kovach, and Betty Kappan. Milan is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Carolyn M. Kovach; his daughter, Carol Schaffer and husband Scott; two brothers, John Kovach and wife Carol, Bob Kovach and wife Jeannine; and his brother-in-law John Kappan; and other loving relatives and friends. Milan will be greatly missed by his loving family and by those whose lives he touched.
Funeral Services will be conducted Monday, August 6, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Services ~ Alameda Mortuary, 9420 Fourth St., NW, Albuquerque. Interment will follow at 12:45 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Casket Bearers will be Bob Kovach, Carol Schaffer. Scott Schaffer, Lilia Pinera, Annette Elerby and Victor Hinojoza.
At the family's request, in lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to the Albuquerque Bio Park Society at www.bioparksociety.org or Albuquerque Bio Park Society, C/O Memorials, 903 10th Street SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102; or to any Veteran's organization of your choice.
Milan's care has been entrusted to Daniels Family Funeral Services ~ Alameda Mortuary, 9420 Fourth Street NW, Albuquerque, NM, (505) 898-3160.