Kenneth P. Covello

March 6, 1961September 18, 2022
Obituary of Kenneth P. Covello


Becker Funeral Home

COVELLO, Kenneth P., 61, of Fair Lawn, NJ, former long-time resident of Paramus, NJ, passed away after a valiant fight against Glioblastoma on Sunday, September 18th, 2022. Ken was born on March 6th, 1961 and grew up in Township Of Washington, NJ. Ken graduated Westwood High School, Class of 1979, and then went on to receive his Bachelor's degree from Seton Hall University. He played many sports; baseball and soccer being at the top of his list. Winning a baseball championship during his high school years was one of his fondest memories. After graduating, he held numerous freelance jobs as a Camera Operator filming Yankees games, concerts, parades and various cultural events. Ken was friendly and very easy to have a conversation with. He loved to talk about all of the interesting people he met along the way. Subsequently, he got an offer to work for a new TV show, "Good Day New York", as one of their first employees. Ken worked there as a Camera Operator, and later at Fox Studios for over 30 years. Ken's heart was huge and pure - he was a kind, caring and loving person who never had a bad word to say about anyone. He never hesitated to ask, "Can I help?" or "What can I do?". Ken radiated sunshine and positivity throughout his entire life, and even when things got tough, he was always dressed in a smile (and a baseball cap) and looking forward to the next fun adventure or plans he had ahead. Ken was arguably Bob Ross' biggest superfan and was an avid nature painter. He also loved being a coach, playing the keyboard and listening to classic rock music. Ken was a true collector. He had a very extensive beer and Coca-Cola memorabilia collection, which he displayed proudly throughout every inch of his basement. He loved to go to garage sales and thrift stores, always hoping to find another piece to add to his collection, even when he knew he had no room for more. Ken loved going to breweries, attending sports events, seeing live music and going for nature walks. He painted almost every day for over 20 years and it is a blessing that his artwork will be forever enjoyed. Although he had many jobs and hobbies, what Ken loved most was spending time with his wife, family and friends. He was always laughing, having a good time and making the most of every situation. Ken loved his children, Ashley and Chris, very much and was very proud of them, their choices they have made and the adults they have become. Ken is survived by his wife and best friend Lisa; his cherished children Ashley and Chris; his friend and former wife Donna; his Mother Jeanne and Anthony; His sister Teri and her husband Michael; his sister in-law Tonya; his nieces and nephews Kelly and her husband Alex, Alyssa, Nick and Liam as well as his grandniece and grandnephew Harper and Jack. Ken loved spending time with his nieces and nephews, and they loved him very much. He was a true kid at heart. Ken is predeceased by his father Peter and his brothers Dan and Kevin. He is also survived by his brother in-law Mark, the rest of his inherited family and so many incredible friends that have been faithful Guardian Angels that embody the true meaning of love and friendship. There are too many to list individually, and his family and friends were always, and forever will be, incredibly thankful and grateful for holding such a special part in his life. He will be forever missed and always in our hearts. The family will receive guests at Becker Funeral Home, 219 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood, NJ on Thursday, September 22nd, from 3-7PM with a Celebration of his life and faith to commence at 6:30PM with private cremation to follow. Memorial contributions can be made in Ken's name to the Glioblastoma Research Foundation at GBMResearch.Org

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