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Lewis E. Kovarik

November 16, 1933 ~ January 6, 2018 (age 84)
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Lewis E. Kovarik, 84, of Smithfield, OH, passed away Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 in the Lancia Villa Royale Nursing Home in Steubenville, OH.


Lew was born Nov. 16, 1933 in Martins Ferry, OH, son of the late Charles and Jennie (Pollack) Kovarik.


He was retired from Lew’s Amoco in Smithfield where he was owner and operator. Lew was also a Veteran of the US Army in the 4th Infantry Div. Golden Leaf and he was a life member of the Mingo Sportsman’s Club.


In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Ellen (Eltringham) Kovarik who passed Sept. 28, 2004, his daughter, Barb Richards who passed Feb. 11, 2017 and an infant child.


Lew leaves behind his daughter, Jeanne (Warren ‘Greaser’) Carothers of Rayland; his two sons, Robert (Glenda) Ogden of Rayland and Lew (Carissa) Kovarik of Weirton, WV; his son-in-law, Dean Richards of Rush Run; his grandchildren, Bobby Ogden, Kayla Ogden Hanle, Kody Kovarik, Evan, Aiden and Brady Kovarik; his great-grandchildren, Kayden and Ella Hanle; his sister, Cathy (Bill) Summy of Atwater, OH; several nieces and nephews.  


Family and friends will be received on Thursday, Jan. 11 from 4-8 pm at the J.E. Foster Funeral Home in Smithfield, OH where his funeral service will be held Friday at 11 am. Kenny Kourim will officiate and burial will follow in Northern Cemetery in Smithfield. Military Graveside Honors will be provided by the Piney Fork American Legion.


Memorial donations may be directed to: Valley Hospice Inc. 10686 St. Rt. 150 Rayland, OH 43943.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Valley Hospice
10686 St. Rt. 150, Rayland OH 43943
Tel: 1-740-859-5650

 Service Information

January 11, 2018

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
J.E. Foster Funeral Homes, Inc. - Smithfield
107 Hill Street, P.O Box 512
Smithfield, OH 43948

Funeral Service
January 12, 2018

11:00 AM
J.E. Foster Funeral Homes, Inc. - Smithfield
107 Hill Street, P.O Box 512
Smithfield, OH 43948

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