Bruce Alan Kovalski

July 21st, 1952June 6th, 2022

Bruce Kovalski, 69, of Louisville, CO passed away peacefully on June 6, 2022 surrounded by his family and friends. Bruce was born on July 21, 1952 and raised in Red Bank, NJ. He moved to Louisville, CO in 1976. Bruce worked at NCAR in Boulder, CO for 37 years as a carpenter where he said he always earned "5 Master's Degrees" within different trades. Bruce was an avid hockey player in his younger years and an avid spectator of the sport later in life. He also had a deep love for music; this was discovered when he first started playing the accordion as a young boy. He lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures, chatting with friends and family, eating ice cream and cookies, tea parties with his granddaughter, gardening, hiking, spending time outdoors, and helping others on their journey to sobriety. Bruce had an uncanny ability to reach people and change lives in a deep and positive way.

Bruce is survived by his children, Hunter Kovalski and his wife, Margo; Kale Kovalski and his wife, Erin, and their daughter, Emmery; and his youngest son, Jared Kovalski; along with his siblings Steve Kovalski; Peg Bonnell; Joanne Hunter and Frank Kovalski; and his four nieces.

Bruce was always giving back to others. His son's want to continue giving back to others on behalf of their dad. An account has been set up in Bruce's honor at Wells Fargo for anyone who wishes to make donations. Checks can be made payable to: B.A.K Gives Back and mailed to Wells Fargo, 1137 E. South Boulder Rd., Louisville, CO 80027. In the memo line, please add ℅ Kale Kovalski.


Hunter, Kale, and Jared request a Celebration of Life to be held at Darrell Howe Mortuary in Lafayette, CO to be held on June 18th at 11:00am in honor of their dad. A memorial celebration/reception will follow from 1-3pm at the Louisville Rec Center. Family, friends, and others whose lives Bruce touched, are all welcome to wish him farewell as we tell stories and support each other.

The Celebration of Life will be live-streamed for those who are unable to attend. Please click on the link to watch the service:




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Dear Family and Friends of Bruce, We are so sorry to hear of Bruce's passing. He was a wonderful human being who embodied kindness, wisdom, humor, and humility in a way that uplifted and inspired me and everyone who encountered him. Bruce was unfailingly willing to help and offer words of encouragement and insight based on experience. He represented the best of recovery and friendship and we will miss him and are so grateful to have known him. Sincerely, Lane and Nancy Lasater
Our prayers go out to all the Kovalski family. Just like his father Frank and his mother Deana, Bruce was a classy person. It was great to get reacquainted with my big cousin Bruce when he visited CT and RI. It was nice to get him to see the Atlantic Ocean again and we had a get time. Sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed. Love, John, his daughter Val and all the Lakomski family.