We Mourn the Passing of John Covaleski

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Long-time accounting technology journalist.

John Covaleski, who covered the tax and accounting profession for 20 years, starting at Accounting Today and, more recently, at CPA Trendlines, has died. He was 64.

Covaleski was well-known throughout the profession, particularly in technology circles. "John was among the most diligent and respected journalists in the field," says Rick Telberg, who worked with him at Accounting Today and CPA Trendlines. "He was widely recognized for his character, integrity, and professionalism. He will be missed."

He and his work were quoted widely, including the by The New York Times. He was an award-winning journalist, with experience as a senior editor, manager, and feature and hard news writer for magazines, newspapers and on line. His expertise included domestic and international finance, local and regional business and government, accounting, insurance, the non-profit sector, business technology, and commercial real estate.

John Michael Covaleski of Hatboro, Penn., died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at Abington Hospital Jefferson Health. He was 64 years old. John was born Oct. 20, 1952, in Philadelphia, Penns., son of the late John J. Covaleski and the late Ella O. Covaleski (nee - Bubernak). He is the husband of Janet Klabe; father of Katie Decker (Corey); brother of Patricia Jones (Robert) and Gerald Weslosky (Nancy). He is also survived by his niece and three nephews.

John was an avid golfer and United States Marine Veteran.

Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, from 10:30 to 11:30 A.M. at Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 501 Easton Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090. His Funeral Mass will follow at 12 P.M. at St. David Church, 316 Easton Road, Willow Grove, PA, 19090.

Religious services will be conducted by Fr. Richard P. Connors from St. David Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to St. Joseph’s Manor, 1616 Huntingdon Pike, Meadowbrook, PA 19046. More at www.wetzelandson.com

4 Responses to “We Mourn the Passing of John Covaleski”

  1. Brian Tankersley

    Very sad to hear this news, Rick. May he rest in peace.

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  2. Jen Wilson

    So sorry to hear of John’s passing. He gave me my first national wtiting opportunity and was a great editor for me. Quiet, but with a wry wit, he will be missed.

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  3. Brian Austin

    So very sorry to hear of John’s passing. A good friend and a great journalist – he will be missed by many.

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  4. Jim Metzler

    John was a true friend of the profession. Many of us who were making our way in serving the profession were helped by his kind words and guidance. Thank you John and our prayers are being offered for your family.

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