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NILES – Joseph G. Bovo, 75, formerly of Lowellville, died Feb. 25, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Health Center.

Mr. Bovo was born Feb. 5, 1938, in Lowellville, a son of Bruno and Librada (San Juan) Bovo.

A graduate of Poland Seminary High School, Mr. Bovo worked as an orderly in the transport department at Northside Hospital, retiring in 2000.

Mr. Bovo was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean War. In his spare time, Joe enjoyed planting an annual vegetable garden and camping.

Joe is survived by his three brothers, Vince (Pat) Bovo of Lowellville, Larry (Shirley) Bovo of Youngstown, and Bruno Bovo Jr. of Struthers; sister, Theresa (Ivan) Panezich of Edinburg, Pa.; 22 nieces and nephews; and 33 great-nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Tony Bovo.

There will be no calling hours. A private memorial service will be held for the family at a later date.

Arrangements are being handled by the Davidson-Becker Funeral Home in Struthers.

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Guestbook Entries

“One of the most easy-going and sociable persons that my family and I have had the pleasure of knowing. Godspeed Joe!”

 » Anthony Frank Perrocco on February 27, 2013

“God bless your family at this time in your grief process! ”

 » Markota Family on February 27, 2013

“My mom Bonnie Ditchey was a nurse at Northside Hospital and worked with Joe. She talked about him for several years before I ever met him, when she had taken ill. Our entire family appreciated Joe's sincere concern for Bonnie. I was very comforted by him telling me how he visited the cemetery after she died. ”

 » Matt Ditchey on March 1, 2013

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