Lawrence James Kovacik


Lawrence James Kovacik, 73, husband of Donna Lee Tucker Hinkel Kovacik, died Thursday, October 8, 2020, at his home.

Born March 8, 1947, in Ellington, Connecticut, he was a son of the late Joseph Kovacik and the late Barbara Cushman Kovacik. He was a US Army veteran, a member of the Corvette Club, and a former teacher at F.E. DuBose Vocational Center. Larry and his wife lived his dream by sailing the Carribean, South America and Central America. They also traveled forty-nine states. He enjoyed modeling miniature ships and World War II airplanes. He was an avid reader and he had a thirst for knowledge.

He is survived by his wife of Manning; three stepchildren, Tony Hinkel (Lori) of Willington, CT, Timothy Hinkel (Michael) of Lynchburg and Kristen Millix (Chris) of Manning; five grandchildren, Nicholas Hinkel, Kyle Rosebush and Libby, Adam & Chelsea Millix; a brother, Steve Kovacik (Pat) of Woodstock, CT; a sister, Linda Taber of Vernon, CT; and several nieces and a nephew.

No services are planned at this time.

Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church Street, Manning, is in charge of arrangements, (803) 435-2179.


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