A. Henry Bova

A. Henry Bova

Cooksville- A. Henry Bova, age 77, passed away on Friday, August 23, 2013 at Agrace HospiceCare Inc.

He was born on July 22, 1936 in Dearborn, Michigan, the son of Minnie Maude Hoot and Joseph Michael Bova. Henry graduated from Garden City High School in 1954 and from Alma College in Michigan in 1958 Cum Laude, Barlow Trophy. He majored in French and Sociology with a minor in German. Henry was the winner of the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship to the UW-Madison. In 1959 he received his M.A. in French Literature. Henry spent 1960 at the Universite de Clermont-Ferrand and as a French Government Teaching Assistant at the College Amedee Gasquet, Ecole Hoteliere du Centre de la France. He received his Ph.D. in French Literature with a minor in Italian in 1968. Henry studied at the Universita Italiana per Stranieri in Perugia, Italy, the University of Hamburg, Germany and the University of Munich. He started teaching at Beloit College in 1965. Henry travelled for the College to France, Germany, Switzerland, Morocco, Tahiti, Brazil and Chile.

He was a resident of Cooksville from 1967 to the present and was very active in the restoration of the village, including his home, which has been given to the Historic Cooksville Trust. Henry was an active member of Cooksville Lutheran Church.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Cooksville Lutheran Church, 11927 W. Church Street, Evansville, with Rev. Katya Ouchakof officiating. Burial will follow in the Cooksville Cemetery. Friends and relatives are invited to a luncheon, following the burial, in the church fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cooksville Lutheran Church or the Cooksville Community Center.

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