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Blanche M. (Badzilowski) Kovac

January 30, 1927 — June 3, 2020

Blanche M. (Badzilowski) Kovac, 93, of Natrona Heights, passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2020 in Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights surrounded by her family. She was born January 30, 1927, in Natrona to the late Stanislaw and Kasmira (Macelak) Badzilowski. Blanche was a 1945 graduate of Har-Brack High School. She was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Parish in Natrona Heights and a former member of the American Legion Post 48 Auxiliary and V.F.W. Post 894 Auxiliary. Blanche enjoyed reading, sewing, playing bingo and her trips to the casino. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Walter Kovac; children, Mary Ann (Rev. Daniel) Wright, of Martinsburg, West Virginia and Larry Samay, of Johnstown; grandchildren, Kelley (Matthew) Kramer, Daniel (Stephanie) Wright, Isaac Samay, Renee Samay and Luke Samay and by her great grandchildren, Ava, Joshua, Page and Owen. In addition to her parents, Blanche was preceded in death by her brothers, Frank and Zigmund Badzilowski and by her sisters, Helen Berasi and Mary Wanda Guenther.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service at Mt. Airy Cemetery on Monday, June 8, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be the Rev. Aaron Kriss. Arrangements are under the care of the Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home, Inc., Natrona Heights 724-224-8688. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Blanche may be made to St. Joseph Parish, 1526 Union Avenue, Natrona Heights, Pa. 15065 or to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX. 75231. To send an online condolence please visit

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