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In Memory of
Joseph Bova
December 6, 1945 - January 13, 2021

Joseph Bova, age 75, passed away January 13, 2021 after he soldiered through an 8 year long battle with cancer. Air Force Veteran 1966-1970. Served in Vietnam 1969. Graduated from Kent State University in 1971. He had a 40 year career underwriting insurance in Ohio. He was married 45 years to Kathy Bova until her death in 2016. He is survived by daughters, Michelle Bova and Lisa Bova; brother, Larry Bova and his wife Linda. Joseph enjoyed golfing with friends and being outdoors. He was a good friend to many. An empathetic listener who always had meaningful advice on life. A gentle soul who will be forever missed. Condolences may be made at


Darlene Rayburn

Jan 16, 2021

My sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Joe Bova. I worked with Joe for a short period of one year but came to know his kindness. I am glad to know his ordeal with this horrible disease is finally at an end. May he Rest In Peace.


Mary Chapman

Jan 18, 2021

Michelle & Lisa, my condolences to both of you. Your Dad was very proud of both of you. I worked with Joe for 10 years @ Swett & Crawford and 2 years @ Montgomery & Collins. He brought me to Montgomery & Collins. We had many, many conversations about life, family & world situations. Sadly, I had not talked with him for several years. Treasure your memories of him & your Mom.


Jean Bell

Jan 18, 2021

Our sympathies to your family and Mary. Sorry for your loss


Andi Tufts

Jan 18, 2021

Our sympathy to the Bova family and Mary Scott in the great loss of Joe. We will continue to pray for all in the coming days and we are thankful that he is no longer suffering.



Jan 28, 2021

My prayers and condolences to Joe's family. I have been his hygienist for almost 9 years. He was such a joy and very special to me. Please know that his dental family is thinking of you guys. He will be greatly missed.