Loraine Bova

Port Allegany-Loraine J. “Rainy” Moore Bova, 81 of Port Allegany, PA, went to be with the Lord on January 27, 2014, while in the Bradford Regional Medical Center, following a short illness. She was born on September 15, 1932, the daughter of Fred and Rhea (Blakeslee) Moore. On September 15, 1951, in Rew, PA, she married her husband of 62 years, Richard E. Bova of Port Allegany, who survives. Mrs. Bova was a 1950 graduate of Bradford High School and attended beauty school in both Meadville and Bradford. Loraine lived her life devoted to Church, Family, and Community. She was a member of the Port Allegany United Methodist Church, having served on several boards and committees, was active in Church Women United, and was a former teacher of the adult Sunday school class. Loraine was a self-employed beautician for 42 years, retiring in 1997. A member of the Smethport Country Club, she enjoyed golf, and played Library 500 and bridge . She was a past member of the Red Hat Society. She also enjoyed knitting and created many beautiful items for her family and friends. During her lifetime, she was a member of the Port Allegany Borough Council, serving as President, the McKean County Cancer Society, served on the S.W. Smith Library Board, and served as Judge of Elections. Loraine also volunteered as a driver for many years transporting patients for chemotherapy treatments in the area. In addition to her Husband Loraine is survived by two sons, Bradley (Marti) Bova of Port Allegany, and Barry (Dawn) Bova of Bellevue, OH; four daughters, Susan (Tony) Flint, Joy “Bunky” (Mark) Barnard, and Jill (Jeff) Stuckey, all of Port Allegany, and Shana Bova of Monaca, PA. She is also survived by 20 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, two brothers, Fred (Blanche) Moore of Rew, PA and James (Cherry) Moore of Rome, GA and one sister, Shirley Reed of Eldred, PA. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, and one foster brother. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 30, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc, 105 N Main St, Port Allegany, PA. Funeral service will be held Friday, January 31, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the United Methodist Church of Port Allegany with the Rev. Randall Headley, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany. Memorials may be made to United Methodist Church Of Port Allegany, 307 N Main St, Port Allegany, PA 16743 or the S.W. Smith Library, 201 E. Maple St., Port Allegany, PA 16743. Online condolence may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Port Allegany.

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