BOVERS--Howard F. A former partner of the William S. Paley Company died Friday, January 25, 2013, at his home in Bend, Oregon. The cause was congestive heart failure. Bovers, 72, was currently Managing Partner of Second Chance Mining Company LLC in Utah. Born in Atlantic City, NJ, Bovers graduated from Dartmouth College in 1961 and received his MBA from Amos Tuck Graduate School of Business in 1962. He served as a First Lieutenant in the United States Army Reserve before joining CBS as a Financial Analyst. After becoming a partner of the William S. Paley Company, he oversaw the design and development of Paley Park in New York City and conducted extensive research to ensure the Park had "the best hot dogs in the City." For his efforts, Bovers received an American Institute of Architects (AIA) Award for project management, which he shared with I.M. Pei and Phillip Johnson. An entrepreneur by nature, Bovers created and managed a variety of business endeavors after leaving CBS, including ventures into the energy industry. Active in political and social organizations, he was a member of the New York Yacht Club, the New York Athletic Club, and the John's Island Club in Florida. An avid skier and boater, Bovers also enjoyed wining and dining young ladies. Bovers is survived by his sister Nancy B. Russell of Falls Church, VA and his son H. Bradford Bovers of Acworth, GA. In lieu of flowers, and in memory of his fondness for good food, donations may be made to the Cascade Culinary Institute, 2555 NW Campus Village Way, Bend, OR 97701.
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Published in The New York Times on Feb. 17, 2013