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Irene (Drobnick) Kovach

September 22, 1933 ~ October 17, 2022 (age 89) 89 Years Old


Irene (Drobnick) Kovach passed away on October 17, 2022.  She was born September 22, 1933 in Painesville Ohio to John and Josephine (Zalar) Drobnick.

Irene worked 25 years for Coe Manufacturing and Emmy’s Beauty Salon.  Irene was also a very proud homemaker raising three children.  She insisted that her family always have “Perfect Hair” and spotless bedrooms.

Irene was a proud Slovenian and with her husband they would rule the dance floor when Polkas were being played.   She loved cleaning, baking, listening to polka music, watching TV sports and attending her great grandchildren’s sporting events. She soothed all the babies in her family singing Slovenian lullabies.  Irene happily baked large quantities of ethnic pastries for weddings and numerous social gatherings.

Irene is survived by her son, Mark (Kathy) Kovach, Donna (Nick) Kosanovich, Lisa Wisen; grandchildren Shawna (Andrew Powers) Kovach, Jacqueline (Joey) Bruno, Nicholas (Eliza) Kosanovich, Lauren (Adam) Graf, Sarah Wisen; great grandchildren Jack, Julian, Juliana Bruno and Logan Kosanovich and brother John Drobnick.

She was preceded in death by her husband John (Jack) by 23 days, parents; John and Josephine, sister; Josephine (Josie) Miller and sister-in-law Betty Drobnick.

A special thank you to caregivers, Gail, Tiffany, Megan, Molly, Hospice of Western Reserve and beloved daughters Donna and Lisa.

A 10:00am “Celebration of Life” Mass will be held at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church 316 Fifth St. Fairport Harbor, Ohio on Friday December 2, 2022.  Internment at Riverside Cemetery immediately following Mass.

Following Mass all are invited to Celebrate Life at St. Anthony’s reception center.

Donations made to St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church “Building Maintenance Fund” Fairport Harbor, Ohio or American Slovenian Club, 617 Third Street, Fairport Harbor, OH.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Irene (Drobnick) Kovach, please visit our floral store.


Celebration of Life
December 2, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church (Fairport Harbor)


St. Anthony of Padua Building Maintenance Fund
316 Fifth Street, Fairport Harbor OH 44077

American Slovenian Club
617 Third Street, Fairport Harbor OH 44077


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