He was born May 10, 1946 in Chicago, Ill. to Edward P. and Maria Hartley McGovern. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He then went on to serve his community in San Antonio at University Hospital as a social worker for the Texas Dept. of Family Services from which he retired after 28 years of service.
Survivors include his wife of 32 years Irene; his son, Christopher Alvear; daughter, Michelle Alvear; granddaughter, Jacquelyn; grandsons, Kendell and Michael, brothers, Eddie and Phil McGovern, sisters, Monica McClusky and Janie Casanova and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Thomas McGovern.
Visitation was held Thursday, Aug. 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Eckols Funeral Home Chapel, Kenedy.
A Prayer Vigil Service was held Thursday, Aug. 15 at 1:30 p.m. with a funeral Mass celebrated at 2 p.m. at St. Cornelius Catholic Church in Karnes City.
Pallbearers will be Chris Alvear, Michelle Alvear, Kendell Seguin, Leroy Kotzur, David Kotzur, and Anthony Salinas.