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Dear George and Family - It was such a gift to be able to help Edith these last four months. She enriched my life greatly and I will never forget her. She had such a love of life, determination and curiosity. I hope just some of all of her rubbed off on me! She was very appreciative and we never said goodbye without a hug and kiss. She was a great friend to me and I will miss her terribly. May many wonderful memories sustain each of you now. With deepest sympathy and love, Vicki Steele


Posted by: Vicki Steele - MI   Jul 06, 2009

To Edith's Family,Edith was such a special person. She touched so many lives in many ways, and will be remembered fondly as a wonderful teacher and friend. Our prayers and sympathy to all of the family.


Posted by: Carlene & Rob VanVoorhies - Bloomfield Hills, MI   Jul 05, 2009

I graduated from the University of Detroit in 1980. I remember Dr. Kovach as a very scholarly, yet kind and caring instructor.May God bless her and her loved ones at this difficult time.


Posted by: Jeannine Lorenger - Bay City, MI   Jul 05, 2009

Dear Family Members,In the late 1970s, Dr. Kovach and her mother would host an annual gathering of the seminarians at their home on Edison. It was something to which we always looked forward. She was a gracious, intelligent woman. I think of her often as I drive by the house on Edison.God bless,Father Dan Trapp


Posted by: Fr. Dan Trapp - Detroit, MI   Jul 05, 2009

Dr. Kovach was my teacher at Mumford. I became a Latin teacher, too, and although I made more use of my English major in the Detroit Public Schools, Latin remained my first love. I will always remember Dr. Kovach.


Posted by: Lynne Konstant - Hunington Woods, MI   Jul 05, 2009

Condolences to her family and close friends. Dr. Kovach was my Latin teacher, sponsor of the Latin Club at Central H.S. in the 1950s. She was inspirational, a warm and talented teacher, and a strong role model for young women. Because of her I went to college, the first in my immediate family to do so. A college education changed my life in so many ways. I married an educated man who had a long career teaching high school science

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Posted by: Dotty Decker - Livonia, MI   Jul 05, 2009

I learned a great deal from Edith over the years. Her ideas and comments were a great help to me in teaching, as well as in guiding the Michigan Classical Conference and the Detroit Classical Association. She was an inspiration to me personally and professionally. In Pace Aeterna Requiescat.Nick YoungPresident DCAformer President MCC


Posted by: Nicholas Young - Detroit, MI   Jul 04, 2009

I never had the privilege of meeting Dr. Kovach; but as a new teacher nearly 40 years ago, I benefitted greatly from her publications. She was a true legend in the world of classical studies.


Posted by: Penny Cipolone - Woodbury Hts., NJ   Jul 04, 2009

It is the end of an era. Ms. Kovach was a friend of my mother and very gracious to me, then a recent classical studies grad, when Mom died some sixteen years ago. I grieve with her friends and her family, and hope her spirit rests well.


Posted by: Heather J. Gruenberg - Traverse City, MI   Jul 04, 2009

Aunt Edith was a dear adopted member to the Wolynski family. Her best friend, Margaret (Peggy) Wolynski, was my mother-in-law. My first thought when I heard of her death, is that she is in heaven joyfully telling Peggy about all the latest developments in the family. She was witty and caring to the end. We loved her. Rest in peace.


Posted by: Angla Wolynski - Huntington Woods, MI   Jul 04, 2009