Edward P. Kovacic
Edward P. Kovacic, 03/12/1930 – 09/30/2018. He is best known for being the Chief of Police for the City of Cleveland from 1990 through 1993. He was honored to be the Chief of Police, but enjoyed being a patrolman working the streets. But his story did not begin when he became a police officer. He was born to John and Vera Kovacic on March 12, 1930. But if you asked Ed, his story began when he was in the first grade and met the love of his life, Barbara Kovacic, (she was in kindergarten). They married in 1951 and had six children. He had given his family a sense of purpose and service. His children either went on to public service in local government or volunteered to help make the world a little better. Ed was one of the founders of The Cleveland Police Memorial and The Cleveland Police Foundation. Ed Kovacic was the beloved husband for 67 years to Barbara (nee Ward). Devoted father of Mary (Bill) Denihan, Edward (Sharon Neu), Daniel (Dorothy Hale), Thomas(Barbara), Noreen (Jon) Prescott and Coleen (James) Nola. Loving grandfather of 12, He was preceded in death by granddaughter Tracey Vukovic. Dearest great-grandfather of 11. Dear brother of Patricia Walton and John (deceased); loving in-laws, the Ward family. Ed was uncle to many, many nieces and nephews, and cousin to many including fellow retired police officer Edward (Buddy) Kovacic. Visitation is Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 2 – 4:30 pm and 6 – 9 pm at The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 1007 Superior Ave., Cleveland Ohio 44114. Funeral Mass Thursday at 10 am at The Cathedral of St. John. Celebrating the Mass Of Christian Burial, Most Rev. Nelson Perez, our Bishop. Arrangements by Craciun Berry Funeral Home. Interment at SUNSET MEMORIAL PARK, North Olmsted on Thursday, October 4th at 12:30 PM.