James Kovach

James “Jim” W. Kovach, of Bryan, passed away February 25, 2015. Services are set for 3 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at the Veterans of Foreign War Post 4692 in Bryan with a reception to follow.

Jim was born 13 October 1952. After graduating from High School Jim enlisted in the United States Navy and served as a Water Transport Operations Specialist (Boatswain Mate) and Firefighter. He is a Vietnam Veteran and was assigned to the USS Independence (CVN 62) during the Vietnam War. Jim is a Life Member and Past All State Commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4692 and a Charter Member and past President of VFW Motorcycle Group Unit 21. At the time of his passing he was serving as Sergeant of Arms of the Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars Motorcycle Group.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Tommy and Velma Kovach.

Survivors include his three daughters, Melanie Lee and husband Justin, Carol Ann Richards and husband Adam, Jeanette West; and five grandchildren, Louis Bazan Jr., Alexander Lee, Izabella Lee, Elizabeth Lee, and Spencer Richards.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made at the VFW to help offset the cost of arrangements.

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  1. My deepest condolences to the family of Jim. I loved him as my brother for 34 years and altho we had differences, he was always there for me as he knew I was there for him. He was such a kind hearted man, offered his assistance always, and beneath that gruff way he had, he had a heart of gold and was very sensitive. I shall truly miss him, and I will always hold his memory close and dear and all the good and bad times we went through, May God Bless his family and hold them closer at this time.

  2. God bless you my friend. It was an honor to ride with you, and you will be sorely missed by all of your PGR brothers and sisters. Fair winds and following seas, sailor.

  3. My very deepest condolences to melanie lee kovach and her sisters in this time of sorrow. Jim was a good and decent man. He was allways there for everyone. He changed my life from bad to good. I have loved him for 7 years and will continue to love him cause we loved each other. He may be gone from this world BUT HE WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN IM very lucky to of been his girl for the years we been together. Just know he is in heaven and hes happy and he is yalls and my guardian angel. RIP JAMES WALTER BOSTON KOVACH U WILL BE SADLY MISSED BY ALL WHO LOVED AND KNEW YOU.

  4. My sympathy to your family. I was a friend of his in high school. My maiden name was Smith. My heart goes out to your family. May God be with you all.

  5. Jim Kovach family,

    My condolences to you. Love and prayers. Remember the day aunt Velma and uncle Tommy brought Jimmy home with them for the first time. They was so excited to get a beautiful child to raise. They chose him. He was loved very much.
    I was praying for you all the other night i felt the need to. I’m sorry everyone is so far away. Wilbert and Ethel Neiswonger’s daughter.
    Wilda Croyle

  6. Condolences to the Kovach family. May Jehovah the “God of Comfort” bring you comfort and peace at this difficult time (2 Corinthians 1:3 & 4). Your family are in our prayers.

  7. Hi , Jimmy was my cousin. My Dad Bela was a Brother to Jimmy’s Dad Thomas Kovach. The last time I saw Jimmy was in Victoria Texas in 1980. Just heard of his passing in 2015. Sorry for his children and Significant others.

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