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John Kovatch
Birth: Jul. 21, 1920
South Bend
St. Joseph County
Indiana, USA
Death: Aug. 18, 2012
South Bend
St. Joseph County
Indiana, USA

Professional Football Player. For three seasons (1942, 1946 to 1947), he played at the offensive-end position in the National Football League with the Washington Redskins and Green Bay Packers. Born John George Kovatch, he attended Washington High School (Indiana) and played collegiate football at the University of Notre Dame. While with the Fighting Irish, he was a three-time letterman (1939 to 1941). Selected by the Washington Redskins during the 11th round of the 1942 NFL Draft, he appeared in 21 regular season games. He experienced a world championship as a participant on the Redskins' 1942 NFL Title squad which was of note for defeating the heavily favored Chicago Bears. His career yielded to his service with the United States Marine Corps during World War II. He concluded his career with the Green Bay Packers in 1947, as he played for the legendary coach Curly Lambeau. After retiring from football, Kovatch worked for RCA. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Jane McMillan Kovatch (1922 - 2008)*
 
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Burial:
Hungarian Sacred Heart Cemetery
South Bend
St. Joseph County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Cremated and interred
 
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Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Aug 23, 2012
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