William Michael "Mike" Chovan, 65, of Marietta, passed away at 3:15 a.m. on Tuesday (July 31, 2012) at Marietta Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing. He was born on July 22, 1947, in Marietta the son of Michael and Grace Steed Chovan. Mike was retired from the Marietta Fire Department where he was Assistant Fire Chief. He was a former member and Past President of International Association of Fire Fighters Local 442.
He is survived by two sons, Michael Chase (Kelli) Chovan and Zachary James Chovan both of Marietta and two grandchildren, Isabella Grace and Jacob Matthew Chovan.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his aunt and uncle, Bill and Pearl Nicholson, who raised him and his wife, Deborah.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday (Aug. 4) at 10 a.m. at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with Mayor Joe Matthews officiating. Burial will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday after 2 p.m. with family present from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Messages of sympathy may be sent at www.mslfuneralhome.com.
Memorial contributions are requested to Smoke Detector Fund, c/o Marietta Fire Fighters Local 442, 301 Putnam St., Marietta 45750.