Edward L. Covert

Smethport - Edward L. Covert, Jr., 82, of Smethport, passed away Friday (November 17, 2017) in the Sena Kean Manor, Smethport.


He was born Aug. 30, 1935 in Gifford, a son of Edward L. and Naomi P. “Happy” Taylor Covert Sr.  On Oct. 15, he married Donna M. Dixon, who survives.


A resident of the area most of his life, Mr. Covert was a 1954 graduate of Smethport High School and first went to work at Airco-Spear Electronics, then was employed in the local oil fields.  He ultimately worked for Quaker State in Farmers Valley, retiring from Petrowax in 1998 after 23 years.


Ed was the son of “Happy” and Ed of “Happy, Ed, Jack and the Gang”.  He loved playing at Sena Kean and Lakeview nursing homes and also at the Smethport Senior Center.  He was a great supporter of his grandkids when playing any kind of sports at school.  He also loved camping and going to Florida for the winter.


In addition to his wife, he is survived by:

one daughter: Melinda M. (Tim Gebauer) Stuck of Smethport

two sons: Kenneth L. (Jayme) Covert of Smethport and Jeffrey A. (Lori) Covert of Cyclone

5 Grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren

two sisters: Edna M. (Glenn) Church of Smethport and Naomi P. (Oliver) Toothman of Taft, CA

and several nieces and nephews.


Ed was preceded in death by his parents.


Family will be receiving friends on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at the Hilltop Baptist Church, Gifford, from 10-11 AM. A memorial service will be held at 11 AM in the church with the Rev. Max Simms, pastor, and the Rev. Roger Dickinson, pastor of the Independent Bible Church, Greenville, SC, co-officiating.  Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Hilltop Baptist Church, Gifford, PA.  Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.


Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.