JOSEPH F. KOVATCH, SR., age 73, beloved husband of Christa (Balint), loving father of Joseph, Jr. (Michelle), David, Robert (Tiffany), Michelle Znidarsic (Phil) and Jon (Lori) Kovatch, dear step-father of Dora (deceased), Geza (Marion), Peter (Tina), and Laura Balint, Jennifer Kasprisin (Lubo), Stephanie MacKinlay (Robert), devoted grandfather of 18, dear brother of Arthur (deceased) and Kenneth, also survived by his loyal dog, "Duke." Together with his brothers Arthur and Ken, Joe was a passionate owner of Kovatch Appliance, originally on Buckeye Road in Cleveland, followed by stores on Noble Road in Cleveland Heights then Mayfield Road in Lyndhurst. With his son David, Joe owned and operated OTI, an appliance installation company. After retirement, Joe enjoyed working for the John Carroll University Police Department, serving in the Guardhouse on Belvoir Blvd. Interment All Souls Cemetery. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Friday at St. Jerome Church. FRIENDS MAY CALL AT THE FIORITTO FUNERAL HOME 5236 MAYFIELD ROAD, LYNDHURST (EAST OF RICHMOND ROAD) 4-8 p.m. THURSDAY.