PORT ALLEGANY - Loraine J. "Rainy" Moore Bova, 81, of Port Allegany, went to be with the Lord on Monday (Jan. 27, 2014) while in Bradford Regional Medical Center, following a short illness.
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She was born Sept. 15, 1932, the daughter of the late Fred and Rhea Blakeslee Moore. On Sept. 15, 1951, in Rew, she married her husband of 62 years, Richard E. Bova of Port Allegany, who survives.
Mrs. Bova was a 1950 graduate of Bradford Area High School and she attended beauty school in both Meadville and Bradford. Loraine was a self-employed beautician for 42 years, retiring in 1997.
Loraine lived her life devoted to church, family and community. She was a member of the Port Allegany United Methodist Church, having served on several boards and committees. She was active in Church Women United and was a former teacher of the adult Sunday school class.
A member of the Smethport Country Club, she enjoyed golf, and played Library 500 and bridge. She was a past member of the Red Hat Society. She also enjoyed knitting and created many beautiful items for her family and friends. During her lifetime, she was a member of the Port Allegany Borough Council, serving as president; the McKean County Cancer Society; and the S.W. Smith Library Board; and she served as judge of elections. Loraine also volunteered as a driver for many years transporting patients for chemotherapy treatments in the area.
In addition to her husband, Loraine is survived by two sons, Bradley (Marti) Bova of Port Allegany and Barry (Dawn) Bova of Bellevue, Ohio; four daughters, Susan (Tony) Flint, Joy "Bunky" (Mark) Barnard, and Jill (Jeff) Stuckey, all of Port Allegany, and Shana Bova of Monaca; 20 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Fred (Blanche) Moore of Rew and James (Cherry) Moore of Rome, Ga.; and one sister, Shirley Reed of Eldred.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters; and one foster brother.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc., 105 N. Main St., Port Allegany. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church of Port Allegany with the Rev. Randall Headley, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany.
Memorials may be made to United Methodist Church of Port Allegany, 307 N. Main St., Port Allegany, PA 16743; or the S.W. Smith Library, 201 E. Maple St., Port Allegany, PA 16743.
Online condolence may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Port Allegany.
Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc.
105 North Main Street
Port Allegany, PA 16743
Published in The Bradford Era from Jan. 28 to Feb. 4, 2014