John A. Bove

John A Bove, 92, of 29 Welch Ave, Bradford, passed away, Wednesday, December 26, 2018, at The Pavilion at BRMC. 

Born  August 15, 1926 in Bradford, he was a son of the late George and Frances (Nuzzo) Bove.

On May 30, 1965 he married Patricia Ann (Johnson) Bove, who died March 30, 2014. 

John attended Bradford Area Schools and at the young age of 17, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served during WWII. He was honorably discharged May 1, 1945.

In 1946 he and his brother Jim, opened a floor covering business. He began working at Monago's Floor Covering in 1950. In the mid seventies he and his wife operated Bove's New Stand. He returned to work for Monago's from where he retired in 1991.

Mr. Bove was a member of St. Bernard Church, and a former member of the VFW and the Moose Lodge.
John loved all sports and his Penn State Football.

Surviving is one daughter, Mary Ann Bove, of Bradford, four grandchildren, Cassandra Winter, Jacqueline Horton, Jennifer Therrien and Nicholas McNeil, four great grandchildren, Joseph Horton, Layla Horton, Charles Hallock, Theodore Winter and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two brothers, James and George Bove, and three sisters, Mary Louise Bove, Elizabeth Wozniak and Frances Sweeney

Family will be receiving friends on Friday, December 29, 2018, from 2 to 4pm & 6 to 8pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., 372 East Main Street where a prayer service will be held at 9:30am Saturday followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am in St. Bernard Church with Rev Raymond Gramata, pastor, as Celebrant. Full Military Honors will be accorded by members of the United States Navy and members of the Honor Guard of the American Legion Post 108, in St. Bernard Cemetery.

Memorials contributions if desired, may be made to the  St. Bernard Church Building Fund PO Box 2394 Bradford, PA 16701. 

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