Robert R. Kovera

April 1, 1940November 16, 2012
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Robert R. Kovera, 72, of Naples, FL passed away on Friday, November 16, 2012. Robert was born to Joseph and Anne Kovera in Chicago, IL.

He leaves behind his wife of 50 years, Arlene; his children, Janet Elliott (Sid), Kathy Knabel Bailey (Dan), Linda Kovera; his grandchildren, Brian A. Robinson, Michael I. Knabel, Elyse Elliott and Hanna Elliott.

Robert and Arlene graduated from the University of Illinois, College of Pharmacy in 1962 and were married in 1963.

Robert, his wife and family moved to Naples in 1972, after falling in love with the town during a vacation in 1968. They owned Naples 5th Avenue Pharmacy and later became involved in Real Estate. Robert was also an avid historian and collector of historical items.

The family will receive friends and family on Saturday, November 24, 2012 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 p.m. at Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial Gardens, 525 111th Avenue North, Naples, FL 34108.

A Memorial Service will take place immediately after the Visitation.

His presence and memories of him will remain in our hearts forever and he will be profoundly missed.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Robert's memory may be made to a charity of your choice .


  • Visitation Saturday, November 24, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 24, 2012

Robert R. Kovera

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Carolyn Cox

May 2, 2013

My deepest sympathy, Arlene. Although we
haven't seen you both in many years, he
always reminded me of a deep thinker.
May peace and comfort be with you.
You'll always be in my thoughts.

Terry Daniello

December 29, 2012

Words cannot express my shock upon hearing of Bob's passing. Arlene, you and Bob were so very dear to Chuck and me and we always looked forward to getting together for lunch when we were in Naples. Bob was a very special person, quick with a smile and a wink in his eye. We were very fortunate to have known him. He is now in heaven listening to Chuck sing and looking down on us making sure all is OK. Bob will be with you always, never doubt that. I'm so very sorry for your loss, Arlene.

November 25, 2012

Bruce and I are saddened to hear of Bob's passing. We have nice memories of working in the same real estate office with Bob and Arlene in past years. They made us feel so welcome because of their outreach and friendship to us. Our sympathy to Arlene and Kathy and the other family members. Anna Woodland

November 25, 2012

Our sympathy to Arlene, During the years we lived in Naples we were very priviledged to count you and Bob as friends. We still love you and we have fond memories of Christmas parties in your home. We are sorry for your loss and pray that you will be comforted in your faith and all of God's promises. Phil and Lori Manes

Anne (Budd) McDowell

November 24, 2012

Dear Arlene, Kathy, Janet, Linda & Family, Please accept my deepest condolences in the passing of your husband and father. I cherish many fond memories with your family and am grateful for your kindness in my life. Robert & Arlene were like our class "parents" at Naples High and generously gave up a their time, resources and personal space to accomodate all of us and sometimes even our giant class floats. You are all unforgettable! My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Anne

November 23, 2012

Arlene, Annette and I couldn't believe the look on Bob's face when I yelled his name "Bobby" as we walked into your house two years ago. Bob answered:
"Only you could get away with that". Arlene and family we're so sorry for your loss. The world should learn from people like cousin "Bobby".

Annette and Larry Jesewitz (Arlington Heights,Il)

November 23, 2012

November 23, 2012

Joyce Rosati

November 22, 2012

To The Kovera Family. I am so sorry for your loss. I met Bob and Arlene when they found the perfect condo for my husband and I back in 1990.They both work very hard to find the best location and home for us. Letting you know you are in our prayers! Take care and God Bless!

Jim and Mary Margaret Gruszka

November 20, 2012

We are so sorry we lost touch with you and Bob, Arlene. The two of you always were so good to us, and we enjoyed our times together. Bob will always be remembered as a kind and thoughtful man. How lucky we were to have known him. God shed his tender blessings on all of you, and may you find peace in knowing he watches over you from Heaven.
Jim and Mary Margaret Gruszka