Edward Kovach

Obituary of Edward Kovach

Edward Joseph Kovach, born January 7th, 1932, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones at the Renaissance House in Staatsburg, NY on the morning of January 9th, 2018. Ed attended Cranbrook School of Architecture in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. His professional career included projects such as the St. Louis Arch, Lincoln Center, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dulles and JFK Airports, Stony Brook University, Journal Square Transportation Hub NJ, Four Seasons Restaurant, Saint Francis of Assisi Friary, CBS Building and the Princeton Athletic Center.

A distinguished and multiple award-winning architect. Early in his life he became a Michigan Hall of Fame athlete in track and field for the long jump as well as National Invitational Tournament for basketball. He was also an innovative furniture designer. He served his country during the Korean War stationed in Germany. He raised his children in Manhattan and built his home, known as "The Mill" in Red Hook, NY –an ongoing labor of love for Ed and his family from 1972 until present. As a master craftsman, he loved to build model boats and airplanes. His pleasures also included sitting in the sun at the beach. Ed is survived by his three children, Maya, Matthew and Christopher, and their loving mother, Linda Kovac; his six grandchildren, Isobella, Leander, Sophia, Aiden, Anastasia, and Riley; and by longtime partner Mary Lou Dominico and her loving children Michael and Melissa. His life was full and beautiful he lives on in all of us and everything he created