Joseph Kovarik, Jr.

Joseph Kovarik Jr

Flag SMJoseph Kovarik, Jr.,  age 95, of Lyons and La Grange Park.  Army Veteran.  Beloved husband of 66 years to the late Helen A. Kovarik, nee Blahut; fond father of Brian (Colette) Kovarik and Christine (Michael) Barritt; grandfather of Ryan (Sheila) Barritt, Autumn (Lane) Jansen, Matthew Barritt, Brandon Barritt, Jeffrey (Ashley) Barritt, Andrew (Lauren) Kovarik and Nathan Kovarik; great-grandfather of Wyatt Jansen, Rylan Jansen, Colton Barritt and Bristyl Barritt; brother of the late Carole Green; uncle of many nephews and their spouses; cousin to many.

Visitation, Friday March 10, 2023 9:30 A.M. to Time of Service 11: 00 A.M., at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513.

Entombment Woodlawn Cemetery, Forest Park

In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to: Cancer Research Institute 29 Broadway, Floor4 New York, NY 10006-3111 or Alzheimer’s Association 8430 W. Bryn Mawr Ave # 800, Chicago, IL 60631

Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. Yolanda Martinez condolence:

    Brian and Christine how sad this time is for everyone. I grew to love Joe during the 5 years of caregiving. It brought me great joy to watch him, cook for him, and pray with him before meals I remember he used to tell me “you’re a great cook”. It hurt me terribly to see him decline and even cried with him on the last day I watched him. I was able to tell him that I love him but Jehovah, our Creator loves him even more. He responded “that’s nice, that’s nice” He is now in Jehovah’s memory awaiting his resurrection. John 5:28-29

  2. Joe & Maggi Coil condolence:

    Our deepest condolences to you and your family. We had lots of memories of Joe on snowmobiling trips.

  3. Richard Dolezal condolence:

    I knew Joe and Helen very well back in the 1950s. I thought the world of them and enjoyed their company very much.
    My deepest condolences to their family.

  4. Larry M Green condolence:

    My condolences to your family. Although I hadn’t seen Joe in a very long time I will remember is warm smile that he always greeted me with.

  5. Sue Barritt condolence:

    Barritt and Kovarik and extended family,

    I send my love and sympathy for your great loss! I know Joe was a wonderful man and you should all be so proud of his life! Hopefully you will share your favorite memories and carry them with you, on your hearts. Love to all, Sue Barritt

  6. Barbara Delgado/Wickenkamp condolence:

    To Brian and Christine, I’m so sorry to hear about your dad, God Bless both of you and your families. I was your childhood neighbor. We were childhood friends. I lived next to the empty field.

  7. Leah Lowery condolence:

    Brian & family,

    Our sincerest condolences to you all. Hoping that you are able to celebrate his life today.

    Lowery Family

  8. Brandon kovarik condolence:

    I’m. Missing. You. And I. Cannot wait to see you lSoon in the new .World soon Jehovah and. Jesus will bring you back in paradise

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