Joseph F. Bova

Joseph F.
Joseph F. Bova, 68, Towers II, died Monday, October 21, 2013, in the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Syracuse, where he had been a patient for the past two weeks. Born in Oneida on September 7, 1945, he was the son of Joseph and Josephine Catalano Bova. A lifelong resident of Oneida, he was a graduate of Oneida High School, Class of 1965. Prior to his retirement, he was employed with Oneida Limited Silversmiths where he held various positions. Mr. Bova was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church. He was a life member of both the National Rifle Association and the Rifle and Pistol Association of Central New York, and a member of the New York State Draft Horse Club. Joe was an avid hunter and fisherman and had a small gentleman's farm with a special love of horses. Joseph was a veteran of the United States Navy, faithfully serving his country from 1969-1971, during the Vietnam War. Surviving are a sister-in-law, Marilyn Bova Turnbole and her husband, John, of Verona Beach; one nephew, Joal Bova, of Troy; three nieces, Lynn-Marie Pauly, of Troy, and Christina Geiger and Carin Bova, both of Jacksonville, Florida; two great-nephews, Joshua and Nathan Pauly; one great-niece, Ava Geiger; and several friends, especially Russell Cary, Gary Voelker and Richard Chapin. He was predeceased by two brothers, Frank and Patrick Bova. Funeral services will be held 9:30 AM, Monday, from the Campbell-Dean Funeral Home, Inc., 260 Main Street, Oneida, and 10:00 AM from St. Joseph's Church, where the Funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Reverend Richard Kapral, Pastor. Interment, with full military honors, will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 6 PM, Sunday. Contributions, in Joseph's memory, may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, 344 West Genesee Street, 2nd Floor, Syracuse, NY 13202. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. To leave a message of condolence, please visit:

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Campbell-Dean Funeral Home
260 Main St. Oneida, NY 13421

Published in The Observer-Dispatch on Oct. 24, 2013