Patricia Ann Bova-John

STEAMBURG - Patricia Ann "Pat Pat" Bova-John, 58, died Friday (May 30, 2014) at Absolut Care of Salamanca following a long illness.

Born April 8, 1956, in Jamestown, she was the daughter of the late Myron C. and Ruth Jimerson Bova. She was married in October 1977 to Mr. Marlet "Mossie" John, who survives.

She was an enrolled member of the Seneca Nation of Indians, Wolf Clan. She was a sealed member of the New Apostolic Church in Jamestown, where she enjoyed singing in the choir and helping with Sunday school class while in Salamanca. She loved being around children, especially her grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She and Mossie were foster parents for many years.

She was an avid bingo player and loved playing the bears at the Old Gaming Room in Salamanca. She also loved to read, smoke, drink her Diet Pepsi and spend time at the family camp in Onoville. She had been employed as a computer technician for the Lionel R. John Health Clinic. Patricia and her family were among the many families removed from their homes in Onoville to Steamburg due to the building of the Kinzua Dam.

Surviving besides her husband are a daughter, Jenna (Dakotah) Kaltenbach of Steamburg; a son, Jansen (Betty Jo Jimerson) John of Steamburg; four grandchildren, Iris, Brandi, Warrier and Emmett Kaltenbach, all of Steamburg; a brother, David (Dorene) Bova of Steamburg; four sisters, Judy (Ron) Jimerson, Cynthia Jemison, Charlene (Wilbur) John, all of Steamburg, and Sharon (Jerry) Atwood of Salamanca; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a brother, Clinton Charles Bova.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday (June 3, 2014) at the O'Rourke & O'Rourke Inc Funeral Home, 25 River St., Salamanca, followed by funeral services at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Mike Konula of the New Apostolic Church, Jamestown, officiating.

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Funeral Home

O'Rourke & O'Rourke Inc Funeral Home
25 River Street Salamanca, NY 14779
(716) 945-4760

Published in The Olean Times Herald on June 1, 2014