September 5, 1943 ~ August 2, 2009

Born in: Detroit, MI,
Resided in: Leicester, NC

Leonard Francis "Len" Coviak, 65, of 11 Austin Hunter Lane, Leicester, died on Sunday, August 2, 2009, at his residence. A native of Detroit, MI, Mr. Coviak was a son of the late Mitchell and Helen Coviak. He was also preceded in death by his grandson, Noah Coviak, who died in 2006. Mr. Coviak had been a race car driver, and loved drag racing his own car, "Super Bird." His favorite track was Milan Dragway, Milan, MI. Mr. Coviak was of the Catholic faith. He is survived by his wife, Ann Ryan Coviak; sons, Chris Coviak, of Dolgeville, NY, Kevin Coviak, of Greenville, NC, Michael Coviak, of Leicester, and James Coviak, of Decatur, AL; brother, Louis Coviak, of Detroit; and 10 grandchildren. A memorial service for Mr. Coviak will be on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the Groce Funeral Home Chapel on Patton Ave. with the Rev. Travis Wynkoop officiating. His family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to CarePartners Hospice, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

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  1. We all Love you Daddy and will miss you dearly. Thank you for everything. Thank you for being such a great Father and for always being there for all of us. Love James, Rachel, Ashton, and Savannah

    Have fun in Heaven with Baby Noah…

  2. The Coviak Family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are keeping each of you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Andy, Melissa, Addison

  3. I am honored to know such a great family, that loves a great man, that has reached great new heights. May God bless you and comfort you all.

  4. Lenoard was a customer of mine and Napa for many years, but more that that he was a good friend and a good man.He will be missed.Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  5. I am so sorry for your loss. I did not have the opportunity to meet Mr. Coviak personally but I know his beautiful grandchildren, Leah and Ryder. Ms. Kim, Pole Creek Baptist Church, Children’s Minister

  6. Chris,
    I’m sorry for your loss. I still have Snoopy! He’s getting old but still sweet.I’m still at Hall Fletcher Elementary. Miss you all.Hope everyone is ok. Hate we lost touch. Give Tyler and Aaron a hug for me. Get in touch if you have time.

  7. The Coviak Family,

    Please know that you are in our prayers during this tough time.

    May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, Rest in peace.

    With Love,
    Joe, Sarah and Thomas

  8. Hi Anne,
    Benedictine High School is trying to get hold of Tom or Tim – I’m sorry we lost touch, I still remember the fun days on Rutherford
    Rosanne (Moran) Herrinton
    our condolences to your family.

  9. Dear Anne Marie,
    I would love to get in touch with you either by email ( or phone 248-651-8244 when you get a chance.


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