James P. ‘Jim’ Kovach Jr.

May 21, 1980 - Sept. 8, 2018

James P. “Jim” Kovach Jr., 38, Portage, passed away Sat­urday in Portage. He was born in Johnstown, son of James Sr. and Rebecca (Smith) Kovach. Surviving are his mother; a sister, Mandy Degraffenreid; a brother, Ryan Kovach; five nieces and nephews: Chloe and Isabella Degraffenreid and Ryder, Hudson and Harper Kovach; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father. At the family’s request, the visitation and funeral service will be private. Arrangements are by Matthew R. Decort Funeral Home Inc., 532 Main St., Portage.