PORT ALLEGANY - Richard E. Bova, 83, of, Port Allegany, died Sunday (Jan. 24, 2016) in the Bradford Regional Medical Center, Bradford.
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He was born Dec. 4, 1932, in Duke Center, a son of William and Lila Hayes Bova. On Sept. 15, 1951, in Rew, he married Loraine J. Moore, who died Jan. 27, 2014.
Mr. Bova was a 1950 graduate of Otto High School and attended West Chester College where he played football. Mr. Bova was an electrician, employed by Pittsburgh Corning, Port Allegany where he was superintendent of the electrical shop and later was maintenance superintendent. He worked at PC for more than 31 years retiring in 1994.
Mr. Bova enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was an avid football fan. His teams were the Buffalo Bills and Notre Dame. When it came to baseball, there was only one team, the St. Louis Cardinals. He was a member of the ski patrol at Denton Hill. He belonged to the Smethport Country Club, Indian Echo Golf Course and the Veterans Club of Port Allegany. He was very inventive and holds a patent in his name. He was most proud of his grandchildren and could be found at all their sporting events.
He is survived by four daughters: Susan (Tony) Flint, Joy "Bunky" (Mark) Barnard, Jill (Jeff) Stuckey all of Port Allegany, and Shana Bova of Monaca; two sons, Bradley (Marti) Bova of Port Allegany and Barry (Dawn) Bova of Bellevue, Ohio; 20 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; a special friend Norma Rosenswie of Eldred; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife; two brothers, Bernard and Donald Bova; and two sisters, Bernice Hartzell and Florence Ambuske.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc., 105 N. Main St., Port Allegany. Funeral and committal service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday from the United Methodist Church Of Port Allegany, Port Allegany, with the Rev. Randall Headley, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany.
Memorials may be made to United Methodist Church Of Port Allegany, 307 N Main St, Port Allegany, PA 16743, Port Allegany Ambulance Association, Port Allegany, PA 16743
Online condolence can be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc., Port Allegany.
Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc.
105 North Main Street
Port Allegany, PA 16743
Published in The Bradford Era from Jan. 26 to Feb. 1, 2016