Catherine M. “Cathy” Kovach, 71, of Butler passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 after a courageous 3 year- long battle with cancer. She was born in Butler on September 30, 1949 to the late William Sr. and Doris Black. She graduated from Butler High School in 1968. Cathy enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and baking; she was especially known for her no-bake and Christmas cookies. Cathy loved her cats Middy and Gizmo, but cherished nothing more than spending time with her nieces, nephews, and family. She was the beloved wife of Paul Kovach whom she married August 1, 1970; mother of Rochelle Kovach and Todd (Heather Mihm) Kovach; sister of Mary Ann Noullet, William K. (Diane) Black Jr, James H. Black, Timothy E. (Gloria) Black, Michael C. (Laurel) Black, and Nancy R. Black. She is also survived by a large and loving extended family. Cathy was preceded in death by her mother-in-law Ann Robinson in 2020; her brother Robert J. Black, and her aunt Twila B. Black. Friends will be received on Saturday, January 16th from 2-4 PM in the SPENCER D. GEIBEL FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, 140 NEW CASTLE RD. BUTLER, PA 16001 WWW.SPENCERDGEIBEL.COM. Her funeral will immediately follow in the funeral home. Catherine’s family would like to offer a very warm thank you to Concordia Home Care and Good Samaritan Hospice. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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