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John G. Kovatch


John Kovatch

Date of Birth: July 21, 1920, in South Bend, Indiana

Date of Death: August 18, 2012, in South Bend, Indiana (92 years old)


South Bend Tribune - Published 8/22/12

John Kovatch died while at the Sanctuary at St. Paul's in South Bend, Indiana.


Did you know?

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Marines.

John Kovatch graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree

in journalism and also from Purdue University with a degree in forestry.



1942 Washington Redskins (NFL)

1946 Washington Redskins (NFL)

1947 Green Bay Packers (NFL)


University of Notre Dame












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