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Harry Elmo Bovay Jr. 1914 - 2011

Harry Elmo Bovay Jr.

Friday, August 26, 2011
Uncle Harry...Wish I could have spent more time with you. Momma was so very proud of you. She talked of you all the time. As a child, I remember telling Momma, you were my "favorite Uncle". I am comforted by te fact that you, Aunt Jeanne, George, and your parents are all together now in the most perfect place...loving and enjoying being together again. God Bless you and the souls of all the departed
Wednesday, June 01, 2011
Mr. Bovay was very generous to the students at Houlka Attendance Center. He was a wonderful man who truly cared about others and strongly believed in giving back to others. He will be greatly missed.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
As Mr. Bovay’s caretaker for the past 8 years, I was extremely privileged to have cared for someone who was so smart, caring and generous. I remember going to school, then coming in to assist Mr. Bovay, and realizing I had just stepped into another classroom. He taught me that life should be lived to its fullest. He told me his life experiences and struggles. He told me he felt strongly about getting an education, and of course always pushed me to get my degree. He once shared with me his story on what it took for him to literally pursue his education. He had inquired as a young boy, with all of his father’s friends as to which was the school to go. “ I remember hitchhiking myself from Tennessee all the way to Cornell University with only so many cents and many sleepless nights. We could do that back then. I don’t recommend you hitchhiking now.” He told me with a smile. It was inspiring and an honor to have been a part of Mr. Bovay’s life for so many years, and to have been with him until the end. He will be greatly missed not only for the footprint he left here on this Earth but for his sense or humor and countless jokes.
May You Rest in Peace Sir,

With Love, Adoration and True Respect for a Great Human Being,

Margarita Posadas
Saturday, May 28, 2011
I extend my heartfelt condolences to the Bovay Family on your loss. I first met Mr. Bovay while employed as an analyst with the Aetna Life & Casualty back in the 1970's. When the Aetna closed the doors to the casualty division nationwide, Mr. Bovay hired me when Bovay Engineers was located near the Warwick Hotel. He was a good friend and boss. I had the pleasure of seeing him about a year and a half ago over in the medical center and he actually knew who I was. As we talked while getting off the elevator he even called my name and comment he always wondered what happened to me and had no idea that I was still living in the area. It was a pleasure to see him after so many years. I consider this a great loss as was the passing of my Mother in October, 2010. He has left a great legacy. I told him and apologized also for not staying in touch over the years and he understood. He had touched so many lives in such a positive way with the greatest of integrity. Even though he will be missed by you, his family, he has left so much for you in this life. Enjoy it and cherish hisi wonderful memories. You are in my prayers. Take care and may the love of Jesus Christ embrace you. Grace and Peace to you. Lillie Neblett Jefferson
Saturday, May 28, 2011
I worked for Bovay Engineers for several years and found Mr. Bovay to be a very kind and friendly man. I know he will be missed by many. My heartfelt sympathy to his family.
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