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Peggy Arleen Rodriguez

d. May 11, 2017

Cherry Valley, Ohio - 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 is preceded in death by her father, Michael Hovanick; her grandparents who raised her, Amalia and Charles Kovach, a nephew Peggy helped to raise, Chuck Kovach and her sister An Zimmer. 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 11:00 am at the Cherry Valley United Methodist Church 3353 State Route 6, Andover, Ohio, with 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, OH 44004 or the Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 39, 1804 West 19th Street, Ashtabula, OH 44004. Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service of Andover handled the arrangements with an online guestbook available at

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Cherry Valley Cemetery

Cherry Valley Twp. OH


Saturday, May 20 2017
11:00 AM

Cherry Valley United Methodist Church
3353 St. Rt. 6
Andover OH 44003

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