MINERAL RIDGE - Harold Franklin Kover, 68, passed away at 5:50 p.m. Monday, July 14, 2014, at the University Hospital, Cleveland, following a two-year illness.
He was born on Dec. 9, 1945, in Warren, the son of Henry T. and Mary Louise Jeswald Kover, and was raised by his grandparents, Frank and Philomena Jeswald in Niles.
A graduate of Niles McKinley High School, he honorably served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War.
Harold F. Kover
He retired in 2000, after working 36 years as a foreman at Delphi Packard Electric. He also delivered produce for American Farms Produce and drove patients for Evergreen Healthcare. He served as a volunteer fireman for the McKinley Heights Fire Department. He loved fishing and enjoyed gardening, traveling, making wine and was an excellent home chef.
Harold is survived by his wife Sandy (Wolfe) Kover, whom he married on June 1, 1985; daughter, Megan Cina of Boardman; two sons, Christopher Kover of Boardman and Todd (Trish Ann) Kover of Champion; stepdaughter, Heather Kulon of Girard; eight grandchildren, Caitlin Cina, Courtney Cina, Jon Cina, Justin Cina, Shyann Kover, Ethan Kover, Kylie Kulon, Karley Breckner; brother, Henry "Hank" (Patty) Kover of Niles; three sisters, Valarie (Charles) Wright of Niles, Cynthia (Glenn) Ford of Niles and MaryBeth (Gary) Turner of Canton; and a half-brother, Thomas (Joanna) Kover of Long Beach, Calif.
Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home. Service of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. The Rev. Thomas Kraszewski of St. Stephen Church will officiate.
Burial will be in Niles City Cemetery.
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