Robert T. Covert

February 8, 1938June 21, 2011

Robert T. Covert, age 73, of Watkins Glen, NY passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, June 21, 2011.

Robert was born in Burdett, NY on February 8, 1938, the son of the late Leroy and Leona Covert. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Ellen Covert; children, Jeanne and John Green of Beach Park, IL, Thomas and Pam Covert of Farmington, NY, Beth Ellen Covert of Montour Falls, NY, and Carol and Bill Smith of Montour Falls, NY; grandchildren, Jessica Watson, Patrick Green, Ryan McGrogan, Carly Smith, Amanda Covert, and Robert Covert Jr.; great grandchildren, Kaylee Watson and Jared Watson; brothers, Stanley and Winnie Covert, Roger and Ann Covert, and Norman and Ruth Covert; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Robert was predeceased by his son, Robert A. Covert; daughter Elke Covert; and his wife, Gerlinda Covert. Robert was employed at the former Seneca Engineering Company and was a local grape farmer. He served for six years in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed his grandchildren and was an avid horseracing fan.

A graveside service with Military Honors will be held at 2:30 pm on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at the Union Cemetery of Hector on State Rte. 79 in Burdett, NY with the Rev. Tim Hamilton officiating. Friends and family may sign the guestbook at

Arrangements under the direction of Haughy Wood Funeral Home, Watkins Glen, NY.


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June 27, 2011

We are so sorry of the passing of Robert who we know as Tom! Our sympathy goes out to the family. Chuck & Faith Ciprich

Bill and Judy Rice

June 25, 2011

Margaret, So sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Greatest sympathy to you and your family.

June 25, 2011

To the entire Covert family, We are so sorry for your loss of Tom. I hope it hleps know that all our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sadness.
Love always, The Nichols family

June 24, 2011

Bill sure will miss tom, as always frank

frank simpson

June 24, 2011

so sorry to hear that tom had pass i am too far away to come to the cemetery. but will stop by the house real soon. spent some time with tom at O T B love every minute of it with bob also see you soon.i feel really bad.

Frank & Sharon Pastore

June 24, 2011

Carol and family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Tom and I always had good visits. I am going to miss him. Please accept our sincere condolences at this sad time.

Brenda Crout

June 24, 2011

Dear Beth and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss! You are in our thoughts and prayers,
Dale, Brenda and Kendale Crout

Marianne and Bob Morin

June 24, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers for your family at this time. We fondly remember all those times Bob rescued us when our cars were broken down. I called him my 'knight in shining armor.' Thanks

Doug Coleman

June 24, 2011

Tom,Beth and family-Very sorry to hear about Mr C. Take care, Doug Coleman

Lisa Kelly

June 23, 2011

Margaret and Family I am so sorry to hear the passing of Tom. I do remember all the good times that Beth and I had with him. He sure was a card. My thoughts and Prayers with you and the family.. Love to all.