Dorothy Edna Kovacs

Dorothy Edna Kovacs, aged 93 years, eight months and twenty-two days, died on July 10, 2020 after a brief illness.

Born October 18, 1926 to George W. Hunter and Mary Edna Eicher, the family moved from Mount Pleasant, PA to Ridgefield Park.

After her high school graduation at the age of 16, she worked in the secretarial pool at Camp Shanks in Orangetown, NY.  The Camp was the largest U.S. Army embarkation camp used during World War II.  It was here that she met her future husband, Ernest J. Kovacs. 

Living in Dumont, NJ Dorothy worked for a film studio in Fort Lee NJ and for Arnold Constables in Hackensack, NJ before leaving the work place to become a full-time mother and housewife.

Dorothy was very proud of her Scotch and German ancestral heritage, traveling back to Westmoreland County PA at the age of 90 to research the six Revolutionary War patriots her family had documented.

She is survived by her children – Gail and husband Kevin Felici, Michael and Barbara and husband Kenneth Phillips; her niece and husband Maureen and Michael Kaplan, along with many grand-animals.

Visitation at the Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale, NJ will be on Tuesday, July 14th from 5 PM to 8 PM. The burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that well wishers pass on her kindness and good will to their families, friends and strangers alike.


  1. Bernie and Charlotte Gerstmayr

    Oh, dearest Dorothy! A beloved friend and Scrabble buddy of our mom, Gussie Gerstmayr. We’d call and visit her several times after Mom’s passing in December and she’d often say how much she missed her. Now they are together again, having a cocktail together in heaven.

    We will miss you very much. Our sympathies to her family.

  2. Chip De Simone (Louise)

    Oh, my I know her from the great time we talked when I met her in Fairview NJ I lived at the border below the hill Fairview, and then visited my Aunt Ada where I had great fun conversations with Edna at the Senior Citizen’s building at Nunguessars Fairview NJ. My uncle lived also in Dumont; Albert Bright and his 2and youngest brother lived in Pasadena California who also worked with Hollywood actors John Wayne, and other directors, Please give my sincerest condolences to the family I now live in Damascus PA, God I miss her, she was always good for a laugh.

  3. Lucine Debany

    Dorothy was such an interesting, lovely, sweet lady. I would always enjoy speaking to her when she would come in for a haircut at Birch. She will be missed. My condolences to her family at their loss. May she Rest In Peace

  4. Kim John Katie and Josh Felici

    Your kindness and contagious smile will be missed more than you could ever imagine Ms Dottie and it was a blessing and an honor to have you in our lives
    All our love

  5. Dorothy was a dear friend and neighbor of our mother, Phyllis Key.
    We are so sorry to hear of her passing.

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