Doris “Tooter” Fitzgerald Covert, 85, of Warren, PA. died Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Warren General Hospital after an extended illness. She was born April 28, 1927 in New Kensington, PA. to the late George and Laura Coon Fitzgerald. She has resided in Warren for over 35 years moving from Marienville, PA. Tooter was a 1945 graduate of Sigel High School and earned her Licensed Practical Nursing Degree from the Warren County Vocational Technical School. She was employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse with the Rouse Warren County Home, Brookville Hospital and retired from the Warren State Hospital. She was a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Retired State Employees. She was a faithful attendee of the River Rat Reunion in Clarington, PA. She is fondly remembered as a devoted and loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
She is survived by her son, Dennis C. Covert and wife, Jane Of Moon Twp., PA., 1 Son-in-Law – David Zock and wife, Karen of Warren, PA., 4 Grandchildren – Melissa Shene and husband, Mark of Clarendon, PA., Matthew D. Zock and wife, Dr. Kerstin of Pittsburgh, PA., Kristin Candiotti and husband, Mark of Clark, PA., Dr. Kayla Covert of Moon Twp., PA. 5 Great Grandchildren – Marylin and Parker Shene, Lilyann Zock, Isabella and Alexandra Candiotti, 2 Step Grandchildren – Abby Wenzel and husband, Chris, Andrea Hall all of Warren, PA., 3 Step Great Grandchildren – Bekah, Lani and Niclas Wenzel, 1 Half Sister – Katherine Fitzgerald of Leechburg, PA.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Robert Covert in 1975, 1 Daughter – Mary R. Covert Zock who died April 5, 2001, 1 Grandson – Jason Covert in 1979, 2 Brothers – Evan and Ray Fitzgerald, 2 Sisters – Marie Cassatt and Bernice McNeil.
Friends may call on Sunday, January 6, 2013 at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. where a funeral and committal service will be conducted Monday, January 7, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. with Rev. Nancy Schwanke, Chaplain of the Warren State Hospital, officiating. Interment will be in North Forest Cemetery, Marienville, PA. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Hospice of Warren County, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com.