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OFFICIAL OBITUARY FOR

Mary L. (Berta) Kovatch-Bilotti

1943 - 2022

Mishawaka

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  Mary L. (Berta) Kovatch-Bilotti, 78, passed away at Center for Hospice in Mishawaka, IN on Friday, February 18th, 2022, with her family by her side, following an extended illness. Mary was born on July 30, 1943, to the late Julius J. and Irene (Raab) Berta in Mishawaka, IN.

  Mary was married to Michael L. Kovatch and together they had 5 children: daughters, Melinda (Tony) Mullins of LaGrange, IN, Melissa A. Kovatch of Mishawaka, IN and sons: Michael (Stephanie)...

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March 4, 2022 10:27 AM


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Bobby and Brenda Lowry

March 3, 2022 6:27 PM

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts
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Ron Ege

March 2, 2022 9:05 AM

To Mary's Family:

Please accept my deepest sympathies; my thoughts and prayers are with you.  May your memories of Mary give you comfort and peace.

Whilst attending St. Joe H. S.. during the '57-'58 school year. I was fortunate to come to know Mary a bit.  Upon being introduced to her by a mutual classmate, I was immediately struck by her beautiful smile and her radiant warmth.

I did believe that I detected an initial wee bit of shyness; and I understood because at the time, I was pretty much of the same ilk.

We came see each from time to time during lunch, exchanging a few words.  Mary always left me with a little brighter outlook for the rest of the day.  That year went by - oh, so quickly!

Due to certain familial issues, the following fall found me involuntarily transferred to Adams.  A few weeks later, not having made any new friends and wanting something to do, I went alone to the football game at School Field.

Upon filing out after, serendipitiously, for my part anyway, - Mary and I happened to espy each other.  Stopping to chat, she told me that she was also alone..  So I asked if I might walk her home, and Mary responded that she'd really like that.

Walking slowly, Mary and I had a great time, catching up each other on our respective lives.  Arriving at her house, we chatted a minute or two more, and after seeing that she got in alright, I took my leave - thinking, "I wish the walk had been longer."

Walking home that evening, I could not get over how very much spending that short time with Mary, buoyed me up; my future, being a "newbie" at Adams, seemed to be a little brighter.  She had that knack, for sure.

Wistfully, the next day, and for some time after that, I thought of calling Mary, to see if she would be open to an occasional telphone chat - as just a friend.

My own shyness and self-doubts prevented me from ever doing so.  I've always regretted that.

May God always bless and keep all of you.

Ron Ege

Love, Maria Semnack

March 2, 2022 8:04 AM

Melissa and family, Pepita was a second mom to me in high school, I loved her dearly. Know my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love, Maria Semnack

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March 1, 2022 2:45 AM
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