Harry Bomba Sr.

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  • "Harry....Even though I only met your Dad a handful of..."
    - Michelle Allen (Gorman)
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  • "You were the light and love of my life and I'll miss you..."
    - Mary Ellen Phillips
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    - De Bell
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    - Mary Walker
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Bomba, Harry Sr. TROY Harry Bomba Sr., 77, of Troy, entered into eternal life on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Samaritan Hospital surrounded by his loving children. Born in Troy, he was the son of the late Harry and Mary Mudry Bomba and the beloved husband of the late Marjorie A. Nicsevic Bomba. Harry was a graduate of Troy High School, class of 1954; he then joined the U.S. Air Force, proudly serving our country from 1955 to 1958, headquartering at Barksdale Air Force Base in Shrevesport, La., Far East Air Force Base in Fuchu, Japan, and lastly at the Pacific Air Force Base in Hickam Field, Hawaii. Upon returning home, Harry continued his education, graduating from Russell Sage College with a B.S. in economics and also completed the management development program at RPI. Mr. Bomba was employed at the Watervliet Arsenal as a computer systems analyst until his retirement in 1993, and was also a former employee of the Behr-Manning Research Foundation of SUNY and New York State Budget Executive Branch as a computer programmer and analyst. Harry was past vice president of the Watervliet Arsenal Federal Credit Union and a member of the C.R.A.B. Club, and was also bestowed the honor of being named the Grand Ram of the Old Goats Club at the former Mahar's Place in Troy. In his early years, Harry managed at the Twin Town Little League and was the first to win two consecutive District 14 titles in 1977 and 1978. He was an avid reader and collector of Pulitzer Prize-winning literature, and enjoyed listening to music, especially standards, classical and jazz, but mostly enjoyed the recordings of Frank Sinatra and Chet Baker. Harry traveled extensively throughout the Caribbean islands and enjoyed life to the fullest. Survivors include his children, Tenley (David) Klouse and Harry Bomba Jr.; grandchildren, David, Alexandra, Benjamin and Zachary Klouse, and Kristin Bomba; and his sister, Marion Gilmore of Severna Park, Md. In addition to his wife, he was also predeceased by his siblings, Theresa Cotch, Anthony, Alex, Nicholas, and John Bomba. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. in the Wm. Leahy Funeral Home, 336 Third St., Troy with Fr. Paul Szewczuk officiating. Interment will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Family and friends are invited and may call on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations in Harry's memory may be made to the WMHT PBS television station.


Funeral Home
Wm. Leahy Funeral Home
336 Third Street
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 272-3541
Published in Albany Times Union on Apr. 26, 2014
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