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Peter Louis Kovar, Sr. of Sealy passed away on April 24 in Katy at the age of 88.

He was born in Ellinger where he was also raised.

He met Judith Buzek, who would become his beloved wife of 60 years, in Wharton during 1940.

Pete joined the Army on Nov. 25, 1942, before deploying he proposed to Judy. He served in World War II as a Technician, Fifth Grade under General George S. Patton, Jr. in the Headquarters company, 3rd army. He fought in the battles of Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rineland and Central Europe. Pete earned the World War II Victory Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Theater campaign Medal, the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with 5 bronze stars and the Marksman Carbine Medal.

Pete being honorably discharged on Dec. 12, 1945, returned home.

He married Judy on Jan. 7, 1946. They settled in Sealy to raise their two sons, Pete Kovar, Jr. and Joe Kovar.

Pete delivered butane to the local area for many years. He then worked as a machinist for the Houston Division of the Ladish Company for 15 years, after retiring from Ladish, Pete worked at Billís Grocery in Sealy for over 25 years.

Pete is survived by sons, Pete Kovar, Jr. and wife Joyce, Joe Kovar and wife Wanda, brother, George Kovar and wife Opal, sisters, Judy Vrazel, sister-in-law, DeAlva Kovar, grandchildren, Tim Kovar and wife Ginger, Jeff Kovar and wife Kerri, Mathew Kovar and wife Stephanie, Michelle Rapsilver and husband Chuck, Mike Kovar and wife Angela, Annie Sullivan and husband David, great-grandchildren, Chela and Kylie Kovar, Luke Kovar, Garrett, Elizabeth and Thomas Kovar, Nicholas, Andrew, Christopher and Meredith Rapsilver and Aubrey Sullivan.

Funeral services were held a 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 27 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Sealy with Msgr. Boli Zintek celebrating the Funeral Mass and Rite of Committal. Interment was in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers were, Tim Kovar, Jeff Kovar, Matthew Kovar, Mike Kovar, Chuck Rapsilver and David Sullivan.


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