The Obit For Jim Covello

James V. Covello

Published in the Florida Times-Union from 8/27/2009 - 8/28/2009

James V. Covello was born in Lansdale, PA and a graduate of LaSalle H.S. and College of Philadelphia with a BA degree.

Jim was captain of his baseball team and pitcher on the All Middle Atlantic Conference team. He was inducted into the Hall of Athletes at LaSalle College in April of 1970. He also served on the Board of Directors for the LaSalle Alumni Association and was named Chairman of the Centenary Fund. Jim organized the New York City Chapter in 1957.

He was signed by the New York Giants baseball organization and progressed up through the farm team system to the AA level, pitching all throughout the United States.

While in the Army (1952-1954) Jim was on the Fort Meade Generals baseball team and had an undefeated record, pitching the team into the Second Army Playoffs.

Jim started his career with The Aetna Life and later in 1960 became a General Agent for National Life of Vermont in PA. He later branched off to start his own business of Financial Planning and was a member of the Philadelphia Union League, Vesper Club of Philadelphia and the Italian-American Club of Wayne, PA.

He is survived by his wife Barbara, six children and ten beautiful grandchildren.

A Memorial Mass will be Celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 28th in Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church of Ponte Vedra Beach with the Rev. Remek Blaszkowski as Celebrant.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sisters of St. Joseph at Mount St. Joseph Convent 9701 Germantown Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19118-2694.