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11/16/20 - NNHS Newsletter - Harry Covert

Harry Melvin Covert, Jr.
(06 Jan 1940 - 07 Nov 2020)

Newport News High School Class of 1957

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
 There's yet more sad news.     Harry Covert, Class of 1957, brother of      Norm Covert ('61) of MD and  Rachel Covert Paquette ('64) of MA, and of the late Fayetta Covert Stansbury (NNHS / Ferguson HS - '72), and cousin of Sherry Hensel Huycke ('69) of VA, passed away at Kline Hospice House, Mt. Airy, Maryland on Saturday, November 07, 2020, at the age of 80.

   From Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 11/07/20, 3:49 PM :

... Brother Harry... went to Glory this morning...

   I am so sorry, Norman. You have my sincerest condolences on the loss of your dear brother.

From the Frederick (MD) News-Post - 11/16/20:

                        Harry M. Covert, Jr. 
         FREDERICK, MARYLAND - Harry M. Covert, Jr., 80, of Frederick, died Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020 at Kline Hospice House, Mt. Airy, Md., after a year-long battle with cancer. He was born Jan. 6, 1940 in Newport News, Va., son of the late Elder Harry M. Covert, Sr., and Mary E. (Goodson) Covert.

He is survived by sons, Harry E. Covert of Frederick, Md., Alan S. Covert (Cristina), of Jacksonville, Fla.; Christopher R. Covert of Frederick; three step children: Beau Bruffy, Edward Bruffy, and Elizabeth Wooley; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; brother, Norman M. Covert (Loretta) of Frederick; sister, Rachel M. Paquette (Thomas) of Southborough, Mass., and numerous nieces and nephews.
Harry Covert

He was predeceased by his sister, Fayetta M. Stansbury.

A 1957 graduate of Newport News (Va.) High School, Mr. Covert began his career in journalism as a sports reporter for the Newport News Times-Herald. He served as Sports Information Director for The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va.

He covered sports for the Newport News The Daily Press, and the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot. He became managing editor of the Petersburg (Va.) Progress-Index in 1968. He was appointed general manager of The Daily Press Hampton Bureau in 1969.

In 1972 he established and was publisher of The Hampton Monitor, a weekly newspaper.

Mr. Covert was appointed editor of The Rev. Jerry Falwell's The Moral Majority Report in 1975. He then was on the editorial staff of The Washington Times.

He was ordained by the Church of God in 1971. He was a frequent substitute celebrant at Grace Lutheran Church, Woodsboro, Md.

He established Harry Covert Ministries, through which he provided medical supplies to Haiti and other Caribbean countries. Mr. Covert airlifted food supplies to African countries including the Sudan and Uganda. He collaborated with The Rev. Franklin Graham of "Samaritan's Purse" and Larry Jones, founder of "Feed the Children," in domestic and international mercy missions.

Mr. Covert was a director until 2016 of "International Relief, Inc.," headquartered in London and Amsterdam, Holland, coordinating relief missions to Third World countries.

He established his bail bonds agency in Alexandria, Va., in 1982 and in 2006 joined the Alexandria Sheriff's Department as public information officer. He was retired in 2015.

His journalistic endeavors included establishing The Covert Letter, a commentary blog, in 2009. He was a columnist until 2019 for The Tentacle, a commentary site in Frederick, and a contributor to The Frederick News-Post.

He enjoyed the fellowship and friendship of the Friday Lunch Bunch at the Shamrock Restaurant, Thurmont, Md. and is fondly remember by its attendees. Among his affiliations, he was a compatriot of the George Washington Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution in Alexandria, Va., and a Kentucky Colonel.

The family expresses its appreciation to Frederick County Hospice and Kline Hospice House, whose staff provided compassionate and professional care.

Harry chose to donate his remains to the Maryland Anatomy Board as a final gesture benefiting humanity through its medical research/training objectives.

Expressions of sympathy may include donations in his name to Frederick County Hospice. A memorial gathering is being planned in December.

Published in The Frederick (MD) News-Post from Nov. 16 to Nov. 17, 2020.
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November 17, 2020

Rest in peace, Harry, you've earned it.

November 25, 2020


  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Harry's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.

   This information is also posted here:

  Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Panis Angelicus

Text written by Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225 – 07 Mar 1274)

Composed by César Franck (10 Dec 1822 – 8 Nov 1890), 1872

Panis Angelicus

 Panis angelicus
fit panis hominum;
Dat panis coelicus
figuris terminum:
O res mirabilis!
Manducat Dominum
Pauper, servus et humilis.

Te trina Deitas
unaque poscimus:
Sic nos tu visita,
sicut te colimus;
Per tuas semitas
duc nos quo tendimus,
Ad lucem quam inhabitas.

Bread of Angels - An English Translation

 The angelic bread
becomes the bread of men;
The heavenly bread
ends all prefigurations:
What wonder!
The Lord is eaten
by a poor and humble servant.

Triune God,
We beg of you:
visit us,
just as we worship you.
By your ways,
lead us where we are heading,
to the light in which you dwell.

"Panis Angelicus" midi (version 3) courtesy of - 04/20/11

"Panis Angelicus" lyrics courtesy of - 04/20/11

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of – 01/27/05  

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

Fancy Gold Divider Line64 clip art courtesy of - 12/17/08

Sons of the American Revolution logo courtesy of - 11/25/20 (sic)

Kentucky Colonels logo courtesy of - 11/25/20 (sic)

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