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If you ever had a teacher who was inspiring, incredibly patient, life changing and directly helped you to master your most difficult subject, for me, that is my rememberance of Dr. Kovach. At the request of mutual friend, she accepted me as a tutoring student of Latin when I attended Sacred Heart Major Seminary in the late 80's. She coached me over a great hurdle in a critical time in my life and I remain forever greatful. Amicus aeternum!


Posted by: Shane Madigan - Dallas, TX - Student   Jun 06, 2015

I was lucky to have Doc Kovach as my Latin teacher at Central High School. She remained an inspiration throughout my life.


Posted by: Ilse Lowy Nusbaum - Los Angeles, CA - student at Central High   Aug 17, 2011

edith was my latin professor at u of d...she more than anyone else taught me not how to learn but how to think and revel in the joy that process can bring..for that she will always be remembered fondly as a wonderful teacher and more importantly a friend in that quest...pax tibi...amo te...john urbanik


Posted by: john urbanik    Jul 27, 2011

Dr. Kovach was my Latin teacher at Mumford HS for two years. Her approach was one I had never encountered before and I was delighted to experience it. We learned something every day and often didn't realize we had. When I remember favorite teachers, she is always on the list.


Posted by: Heidi LeBron Ross - Raleigh, NC - former student   Jan 14, 2010

I'm sorry for the delay in this message but I only just learned that Edith had died.

My parents, Mary and Jerry Bernard, met Edith through our relatives Ella Mulhall and Loretta Mulhall Hammer who considered Edith a very dear friend. Even after Ella and Loretta had passed on, we were lucky enough to stay in contact with Edith and visited her when in Michigan. We also really enjoyed her Christmas newsletter - the only one we received that had news highlighted with latin phrases! She was an interesting and inspirational woman and will be missed.


Posted by: Mary Ellen Bernard - Windsor - Relative of Old Friend   Jan 10, 2010

Edith was a special lady - we knew her as our church pew neighbor at St. Hugo, and she always had a warm smile and words of encouragement for me, my husband and our children. We will dearly miss her!


Posted by: The Reider Family - Birmingham, MI   Jul 13, 2009

I can;t help responding to such wonderful tributes to my sister Edith. Those of you who were at the services will agree that they were not mournful, but a glorious tribute to a full and loving life. As the current patriarch, I speak for all my children and theirs to thank you for your kind and comforting words.


Posted by: Eugene George Kovach - Anacortes, WA   Jul 11, 2009

I first met Dr. Kovach when I was a freshman at U.of D. in 1968. She was an inspiration, mentor, and teacher. I consider myself lucky to have had her as a part of my life.


Posted by: Alison Gravlin    Jul 08, 2009

Sincere condolences to Dr. Kovach's family and friends. Dr. Kovach was a very special person: a dedicated teacher and scholar with an infectious love of learning and a twinkle in her eye. She was generous, patient, kind, and wise. She will be greatly missed, but be assured that the spark she helped enkindle in so many students and teachers lives on.


Posted by: Jim Butler (U-D '85) - Arlington, VA   Jul 07, 2009

Edith was a regular patron at the Bloomfield Township Public Library, and when I first met her, we joked about whether or not I had a better classical education at Cass Tech, rather than at Mumford, which would have been my neighborhood high school. I was always astounded how she continued, even into her 80's, to be an active teacher and intellectual, tutoring foreign students and constantly making new friends of all ages. Even in her last years, when she

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Posted by: Connie Silver - Bloomfield Township, MI   Jul 06, 2009