2010-10-27 / Obituaries

Vincent “Dugan” Kovalsky

Vincent “Dugan” Kovalsky, 74, passed away on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at Margaretville Hospital.
He was born April 12, 1935 in Nyack, the son of Vincent and Ann (Cayot) Kovalsky.
Dugan was a graduate of Haverstraw High School.

He was a gifted athlete playing football, basketball and baseball and was voted into the North Rockland Sports Hall of Fame in 1988 and the Rockland County Sports Hall of Fame in 1989. He tried out for the New York Giants after high school but at that time they only wanted college graduates. Frank Gifford told him he did a great job.

Being an avid swimmer he once rescued someone from the Hudson River.
Dugan worked until his retirement for J. Fletcher Creamer as a shop steward of the teamsters union. He then retired to Andes and was the mayor of Firment Road. He loved helping his neighbors and was a great friend. His tractor could be seen going up and down the road.
He was an avid hunter and spent over 30 years at the “camp” in Margaretville during deer season. He also loved spending time with his family.

Surviving by the love of his life are Arlene; children, Douglas and Kathleen, Donald and Carrie, Sherrie Lorenzini and Thomas Coffin. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Daniel, Craig, Cailin, John, Kristen and Jennifer. His sister, Ann Young, brother, Ronald Kovalsky, many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his children, Gregory Kovalsky, George Coffin and a brother, Richard Kovalsky.

Vincent received a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary’s Church at Haverstraw and burial followed in Mt. Repose Cemetery, Haverstraw.

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