Edward J. "Ed" Koval

September 22, 1958 ~ April 15, 2021 (age 62)


Boardman – Edward J. “Ed” Koval, 62, of Boardman, passed away suddenly Thursday morning, April 15, 2021 at his residence.

He was born September 22, 1958 in Youngstown.

Ed was a 1976 graduate of Struthers High School and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Youngstown State University.

He was employed for over 30 years with the United States Postal Service as a letter carrier at the Boardman Branch.

He will always be remembered as a wonderful husband, father, brother, uncle, cousin and friend. He was always there to help anyone in need, loved to laugh and make people happy. In his free time, Ed loved animals (especially cats), lifting weights and loved to watch the Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Rams and UCLA Bruins, as he was an avid fan for these teams.

Ed leaves behind his wife Mary Lee (Pallay) Koval, whom he married on June 1, 1985, his daughter Ava Koval of Kent, OH, two brothers James (Michele) Koval of Austintown and Andrew (Lois) Koval of Boardman, a sister Andrea (Jeffrey) High of Struthers and mother-in-law, Ann Pallay of Youngstown along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Besides his parents, Andrew and Kathryn Koval, Ed was preceded in death by his brother Michael “Mike” Koval and his father-in-law William A. Pallay.

Per Ed’s request, a private family service was held at Thompson-Filicky Funeral Home, 4221 Market St., Youngstown.

His final resting place will be in Lake Park Cemetery in Youngstown.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of The Valley, 5190 Market St, Boardman, Ohio 44512 or Animal Charity, 4140 Market St., Boardman, Ohio 44512.

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Private Services

Thompson Filicky Funeral Home
4221 Market Street
Boardman, Ohio 44512-1119


Hospice of the Valley
5190 Market Street, Boardman OH 44512

Animal Charities
4140 Market St., Youngstown OH 44512

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