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“Pop we miss you everyday I can't believe that you left this world just know we will never forget you Aaron James and I love you ”
1 of 16 | Posted by: Jackie - Upland, PA

“My condolences to the family and friends. ”
2 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“Prayers for the family ”
3 of 16 | Posted by: Roberta Rouse - Chadbourn, NC

“Sorry to hear that Buzzy is gone and that I will not be able to see him off as I am a bit under the weather myself. It has been a long time since I...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Isaac Covey - Chestertown, MD

“Buzzy, Although we didn't see much of each other as we got older, we made a lot of memories as kids when you would visit the farm from the city. We...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Phyllis Susi (Covey) - New Castle, FL

“Will miss you a lot for you were loved a lot ”
6 of 16 | Posted by: Patti Kilmer - Abingdon, MD

“love you Uncle will be miss.. ”
7 of 16 | Posted by: Patti Kilmer - abingdon, MD

“My deepest sympathies to you, his children. Unfortunately, we cousins have drifted apart. I have fond memories of your parents. ”
8 of 16 | Posted by: Betty Jean Henry - Galena, MD

“Sandy so sorry for your loss.Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Some one wrote once "Don't cry because they are gone smile because they were...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Jean Jeanes - Claymont, DE

“Miss you Pop ! Rest in peace. Love you ! ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: Leroy Pfarner - Claymont, DE

“Stephen kalichak ”
11 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“Miss you Pop . Rest in peace . ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: Leroy Pfarner - Claymont, DE

13 of 16 | Posted by: nicholas pfarner - rustburg, VA

14 of 16 | Posted by: patricia wade - concord, VA

“So sorry for your loss prayers to the family ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: patricia wade - concord, VA

“R.I.P Dad...... You are Love and missed so much....... ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: Sandy Pfarner - Claymont, DE

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Roy I. Covey. Sr, "Buzzy" 76 of Claymont, DE passed away on January 1, 2017 at home.

Born in Elkton, MD, on October 23, 1940, Mr. Covey was the son of the late Roy F. Covey and Emma Seymour Covey. Mr. Covey worked for General Motors (GM) in Wilmington, DE for 30 years. Following retirement from GM, he held several positions at WAWA markets. Then, with Atlantic Logistics Agency, he transported tug boat pilots between ports. Mr. Covey served as a Mariner in the United States Merchant Marine and was a lifetime member of the Parkside Fire Department in Parkside, PA. He was an active member of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon of North America and a Freemason for a number of years. He became a vigilant member in the neighborhood watch in Claymont and Ocean View, Delaware.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly A. Covey (Zebley); brothers, William and John Paul Covey; sisters, Lorraine Willey and Rose Marie Roberts; and grandson, David (Scotty) Griggs. He is survived by his children, Laurie Sisk (Robert) of Felton, DE, Roy I. Covey, Jr. (Delores) of Upland, PA, Sandra Pfarner (LeRoy) of Claymont DE, Penny Jo Nagy (Kenneth) of Upland, PA and Dawn Marie Rowley (Michael) of North Carolina; 3 sisters, Agnes Poore, Mary Kilmer and Ruth Ann Haslam; 14 grandchildren, Nicole Sisk, Robert "B.J." Covey, Roy "T.C." Covey III, Jackie Nagy, Samantha Covey, Shawn Nagy, Michael Rowley, Stephon Rowley, Thomas Rowley, Justin Griggs, Lisa Rowley, LeRoy Pfarner, Patrick Murray and Joseph Thorton; and 18 great grandchildren.

Funeral Service will be held Friday, January 6, 2017, 11am at Gebhart Funeral Home, 3401 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, DE 19703, where friends may visit with the family from 9am – 11am. Burial will be in Lawn Croft Cemetery, Linwood, PA.

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