John Budd Covert

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John Budd Covert, 65, of Fredericksburg VA passed away Wednesday, October 27, 2021. Born on February 13, 1956 in Rochester, NY, he and his wife moved to Northern Virginia in 1983. He was the beloved husband of Karen Covert, father of Christine Covert and her fiancé Dan Healy, brother of Carol Brandau (Mark), Dan Covert (Marilyn), and Fred Covert (Beth), brother-in-law of Patrick Furchill (Kimberly), son-in-law of Gilbert Furchill (the late Mary), along with many nieces, nephews, and friends. John’s passion was music and he was a talented musician who loved to play the guitar from a young age. He taught guitar lessons and played in various bands throughout his life including with his brothers; he was never without a guitar pick in his pocket. Into retirement, he filled his time by starting a small home-based business creating custom guitar stands that he designed and patented. He recently began writing and recording his own music. He also was an avid boater, hunter, and loved to fish. His favorite place on the water was in the Finger Lakes region of New York, where he spent time while he was growing up. Visitation will be on Thursday, November 4 at Money & King Funeral Home at 10 AM with a celebration of life at 11 am and private burial to follow at Flint Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choosing.

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  1. Karen, so sorry to hear about John’s passing, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless, Bev Oliver

  2. Karen and Christine, we are so sorry to hear about John’s unexpected passing. May your many memories sustain you in this difficult time. Sincerely, Marion Serfass

  3. I remember John as a happy and friendly neighbor who would always wave a big hello from his truck. It was so obvious he loved his home and family more than anything else. May the passage of time and John’s love for you bring you comfort in the days ahead. Loving thoughts to you and Christine, Betsy Corrie

  4. Dear Karen and family, My name is Ann Flanagan Whelehan and I grew up with the Covert family. I was so saddened to hear of Buds passing. I remember him as a kind and gentle person with an enormous musical talent. I remember when I got my first guitar he had to check it out and assured me that I would be very happy with it and even showed me a few chords. We had a lot of fun in our neighborhood growing up and Buddy and the Covert family were a big part of that time. Please know that you are all in our prayers. The Flanagan family sends it’s love and spiritual support. Please contact me if you plan a memorial in the Rochester area. Peace be with you all Sincerely Ann Ann Whelehan 103 Creek Ridge Pittsford, NY 14534 585-506-7251

  5. So sorry to hear of John’s passing. I worked with John at 3Com, Extreme Networks, and now NetApp where I’ve been for the past 18 years. John was the one that referred me into NetApp. John was an awesome sales leader and a terrific person to work with. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

  6. I worked with John back in the late 80’s at Encore Computer Corp and after my recent retirement, I wanted to reach out and try to pursue one of my retirement objectives… playing some rock with John. I am not the best at maintaining relationships over time … and was blown away by John’s passing. To Karen and John’s “Covert Action” brothers, I am sorry I was not there to help through John’s passing. And I am at a loss at not having the opportunity to have played with John when “we had the time”. I wish I would have made the time … and John … maybe you taught me another lesson that I will benefit from looking forward. I have not seen you in years … but I can tell you, I will miss you and what I was looking forward to learning from you and sharing with you in our retirement years. God Bless and maybe see you in the next gig Brother – C

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