George Bove, 80, of 257 Jackson Ave., Bradford, passed away Friday (June 5, 2015) surrounded by his loving family at the Bradford Manor.
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Born Dec. 30, 1934, in Bradford, he was a son of the late George and Frances DiNuzzo Bove. He was a 1952 graduate of Bradford High School.
On Aug. 17, 1957, in St. Bernard Church, he married Janet M. Quinn Bove, who died on Jan. 18, 2007.
On Dec. 2, 1957, he enlisted in the United States Army and was honorably discharged on Dec. 1, 1959.
Mr. Bove joined the Bradford City Police Department in May 1962 and was named chief in 1977. He retired from the city in 1982. He later worked as a security guard at Zippo Manufacturing, retiring in 2007.
George was a member of St. Bernard Church. In 1983 he was awarded "Policeman of the Year" by the Exchange Club of Bradford.
Surviving are four daughters, Kathleen (Steve) Belleville of Bradford, Karen (Gregg) Teribery of Bradford, Kristine (Don) Shonts of Cyclone, and Karla Bove of Bradford; one brother, John Bove of Bradford; two grandchildren, Jamie Teribery and Parker Shonts; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant daughter Kerry Bove; three sisters, Mary Louise Bove, Elizabeth Wozniak and Frances Sweeney; one brother James Bove; and two sisters-in-law, Patty Bove and Geraldine "Sis" Quinn.
Family will be receiving friends from 3 to 5 & 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., 372 East Main St., where a prayer service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m. in St. Bernard Church, with the Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor, as celebrant officiating. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
372 East Main Street
Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from June 6 to June 13, 2015