Richard Covieo

richard covieo
Richard "Dick" James Covieo, 68, of Essexville, our dedicated, easy-going, humorous and fun-loving dad, papa, brother, uncle and friend passed away peacefully on the morning of Sunday, January 26, 2014 at his home surrounded by his children. Dick was born in Bay City on March 13, 1945, the son of the late Lawrence Covieo and Cecelia (Reiss) Covieo-Crane. Through his brother, Jim, Dick would go on to meet Beverly Jean Walraven. They dated, fell in love and were united in marriage on May 28, 1977. Their marriage of over thirty-four years was blessed with countless memories. Dick proudly served our country in the U.S. Air Force. He worked at Dow Corning, where he retired in 2000. Dick was a former member of the Auburn Jaycees and current member of the Knights of Columbus, Fr. Van Rooy Council #2740 in Essexville. Dick enjoyed camping on the Rifle River, crossword puzzles, spending time at the casinos, but most of all loved being with his grandchildren and dog, Slinky. He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted children, Jennifer and husband, Jay Tomaszewski, Terry and wife, Renee Toureau, Steve Covieo and Chrys Cobley and her fiancé, Geoff Hoff. He was the loving papa of Hannah and Hayden Cobley, Jerekah and Jeneva Tomaszewski, Tyler Stanley and Victoria and Sawyer Toureau. Also surviving are his siblings, Larry and wife, Betty Covieo, Gary and wife, Phyllis Covieo, Jim and wife, Ellie Covieo, Pam and husband, Doug McDonald, Sheila and husband, Dan Eigner and Don and wife, Kelly Crane; brother-in-law, Pete and wife, Becky Walraven, along with many nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to his parents, Dick was welcomed home to heaven by his wife, Beverly, who preceded him on November 24, 2011; father and mother-in-law, Arthur and Betty (Wiedyk) Walraven and brothers-in-law, Fred and Francis Walraven. The entire family wishes to extend a heartfelt thanks to the staff of McLaren Hospice for their compassionate care and support. Dick's family will be present to receive visitors on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM and again on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 from 9:00 AM until his 10:00 AM Funeral Ceremony at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. Cremation will follow. Dick will be laid to rest with his wife in Floral Gardens Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to McLaren Hospice. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at

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  1. Jim & Ellen,

    I am sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine losing a sibling. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family

    Deb a\& Don Meskill

  2. Dear Covieo Family,
    My heart goes out to all of you at this time. Dick was a wonderful friend and neighbor in Auburn. I have many fond memories of fun times together in the Jaycees. Our prayers are with you, we know it is so hard to lose a loved one. I regret that I will not be able to attend Dick’s funeral service, my wife Jeanne is having surgery that morning
    Dennis Nelson.

  3. To the Dick Covieo family: I have been thinking of you the last few days after I heard about your Fathers death. I know it is a time of sorrow for you. I pray you will find peace and comfort and be happy for the wonderful memories you have of him. I send my sympathy and love to you.

    Dorothy Covieo in Utah

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