Peggy's Story

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Peggy Arleen Rodriguez, age 71, died on Thursday, May 11, 2017.
She was born on July 20, 1945, in Cleveland, Ohio, a daughter of Eleanor Margaret (Kovach) and Michael Hovanick. Peggy was a 1964 graduate of Pymatuning Valley High School. On June 2, 1969, she married Wilfredo "Chico" Rodriguez.
She worked for the former Andover Industries for forty-two years and after they closed she worked at Wek Industries in Jefferson until she retired in 2013.
Peggy was a "Jack Of All Trades" and could fix anything. She loved to fix cars and keep her yard looking its best. Her passion was working and lending a hand to anyone who needed help.
Peggy was preceded in death by her father, Michael Hovanick; her grandparents who raised her, Amalia and Charles Kovach; and a nephew Peggy helped to raise, Chuck Kovach.
She is survived by her husband of forty-seven years, Chico Rodriguez of Cherry Valley; her mother, Eleanor M. Hovanick of Orwell, Ohio; a niece and nephew she helped raise, Lucy A. Hovanick and Clayton "Skippy" Kovach; a sister, Carol (Roy) Mohr of Chardon, Ohio; a brother, Michael (Margaret) Hovanick of Rome; and many nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the Cherry Valley United Methodist Church, 3353 State Route 6, Andover, Ohio, with the Rev. John Germaine officiating. Burial will follow in Cherry Valley Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Western Reserve, 1166 Lake Ave., Ashtabula, Ohio 44004, or the Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 39, 1804 West 19th St., Ashtabula, Ohio 44004.
BAUMGARDNER FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICE of Andover handled the arrangements with an online guestbook available at www.baumgardnerfuneralhomes.com
Published on May 15, 2017
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