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Dr. Ronald John Kovack

August 2, 1937January 31, 2020

Dr. Ronald John Kovack, age 82 of Fort Lauderdale, passed away on Friday, January 31st, 2020 in the comfort of his home surrounded by his family after a long battle with cancer.

The oldest of five children, Ron was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on August 2nd, 1937, and was the son of the late John and Rita Kovach. After graduating high school, Ron joined the United States Air Force and learned to fly and later attended college at the University of Alabama and Western Illinois University where he earned his Bachelor of Science and Arts Degrees. His charismatic personality eventually led him into the radio business and it was during this time that he met his wife, then Priscilla Smith in Akron, Ohio. In 1965, Ron began work at Merrill Lynch and in 1975 relocated with his family to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He continued his education at Barry University receiving his Master’s Degree in Telecommunications. It was during that time that Ron, along with several others, started a television company named Media Productions which went onto to be the first national broadcasts of senior pastor Dr. D. James Kennedy of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church. In 1986 Ron departed Merrill Lynch and joined Prudential Bache and was a senior Vice President until 1992. Thereafter Ron started, along with his wife Priscilla and son Brian, Kovack Financial a national financial services organization based in Ft. Lauderdale. During this time, he also served as the President of Knox Theological Seminary, an elder of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church and later an elder at Cross Community Church. Ron went on to earn two doctorate degrees; a PHD from Trinity Theological Seminary and D Min in Administration from Liberty University.

Ron is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years of marriage, Priscilla Kovack and his children, Stacie Kovack, Brian Kovack, Steve Kovack, Darrell Kovack and Sandra Bosse and his 8 grandchildren Joshua, Jordan, Jacob, Anna, Harbor, Kevin, Bryan and Kerissa.

The family will honor Ronald's life in a private gathering. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kraeer-Fairchild Funeral Home, 4061 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Cross Community Church-https://www.thecrosscc.org/donate/

Online tributes at: www.kraeerfairchild.com


  • Priscilla Kovack, Wife
  • Stacie Kovack, Daughter
  • Brian Kovack, Son
  • Steve Kovack, Son
  • Darrell Kovack, Son
  • Sandra Bosse, Daughter
  • 8 Grandchildren, Joshua, Jordan, Jacob, Anna, Harbor, Kevin, Bryan and Kerissa


No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Dr. Ronald John Kovack

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Karen Scanlon

February 26, 2020

Dear Priscilla, Brian and Family,
My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek. I enjoyed being a part of Kovack and the talks I had with Ron. He was an exceptional person and I enjoyed working with him. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers!

Robert Kohany

February 18, 2020

I am deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Kovack. I will sincerely miss my candid talks with him and my prayers and best wishes to Priscilla, Brian and the whole Kovack family. Godspeed Dr Kovack.

Mark Lebovic

February 11, 2020

I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Ronald Kovack.

I knew him for the 12 years I have been with his firm, and was fortunate to hear him speak many times, as well as have several personal interactions with him.

He was thoughtful, compassionate and easy to talk to.

I will miss him.

Ian Salter

February 7, 2020

Ron was such an influence in my life, so many times when I was struggling he helped our family out and never did expected anything in return. He blessed us with his generosity towards his grandchildren, my kids, and changed their life for the better. When he spoke to you he had the ability to make you feel you were the most important person in the world. He was always a spiritual man and steadfast in his belief that thru Christ all things are possible. I will miss him.

Henry & Donna Hahn

February 7, 2020

Ron Kovack, humble, dignified, kind. A man who loved the Lord and this radiated in all he was involved. We are thankful for knowing Ron and the influence he had in our spiritual lives.
We extend our love and sympathy to Pricilla and their family.
Psalm 139:16
Buz & Donna Hahn

Steve Auxter

February 5, 2020

Dear Priscilla , Brian and Family

Though we share your sadness , we cannot enter into the depth of your grief. All we can do today is to pray and use a few minutes to honor Ron's memory by deliberately extending kindness to another person in memory of his life. We promise you today and everyday somebody will smile because Ron lived.

Our prayers and thoughts


Steve and Donna Auxter

Fred and Ginger Loomis

February 4, 2020

Priscilla and Family,
We are praying for you and your family. We know that Ron is now completely healed.....leaving a big hole in your lives. The reunion in Heaven will be wonderful. Our prayers will be with you. Fred and Ginger Loomis

Ann Hopkins

February 4, 2020

Dear Priscilla and family,

Our hearts go out to you and the family at the homegoing of Ron. He has been on my daily prayer list for years. Now he is whole again and has seen the face of his Savior.

He will be missed, but you will remain on my prayer list as you enter this new chapter in your lives.

God grant you peace and comfort.
Ann and Ed Hopkins

Dawn Bliss

February 3, 2020

Ron Kovack was an exceptional leader. He was so smart and I have enjoyed being part of the Kovack family. I have been working at Kovack going on 9 years. I thank you Ron for everything you have done for us. I will miss you terribly. You are one of the strongest men I have had the pleasure of working with. You will always have a place in my heart. You are with god and I know you will be only expecting us to make you proud. Until we meet again. I will miss making you tea everyday.

Steve Auxter

February 3, 2020

A great individual. A tremendous leader. And a Christian warrior.
Thank you for letting me work for you