Richard “Dick” Raymond Bovino, 79, entered into rest on Sunday, January 12, 2014 in Manteca. He was born on August 8, 1934 in The Bronx New York to the late Rocco and Dorothy (Cucco) Bovino. He is preceded in death by his parents as well as step mother Ceal Bovino and Son-in-law Tom Ladd. He leaves behind his loving wife NaVonne Bovino, Daughters, Ronnah Ladd, Kay DeGeest-Kelly (Matthew), his sons, Ed Bovino and Kelly DeGeest. He was blessed with twelve grandchildren, Jim, Rachael, Joshua, Rebecca, Amanda, Mandy, Bart, Tara, Ryan, Tracy, Tiffany and Jay. He has twenty great-grandchildren. In addition, he is survived by his two brothers Dominic (Catherine) Bovino and Jim (Maureen) Bovino as well as, many nieces and nephews who he loved dearly.
Richard joined the NAVY in 1951 and served in the Korean War. After his initial service he moved to Stockton and shortly after to Manteca, Where he would reside for 50 years. That is where he met the love of his life NaVonne. Richard was a car salesman and owned and operated “The Lathrop Barber Shop”, until he returned to active military service in 1972.
In 1989 he retired as Master Chief Petty Officer US Navy. Richard was a member of United Lutheran Church, V.F.W., F. R.A., American Legion. Lathrop Lions and East Union Band and Athletic Boosters.
Richard loved to play cards, watch sports, fish, horseracing, but most of all he loved being with his family and spending Fridays with his great grandsons, Isaiah and Cameron Canchola.
PL Fry & Son Funeral Home, 290 N. Union Road, is honored to be serving the Bovino family. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 5pm to 8pm at PL Fry & Son Funeral Home. A Chapel Service will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 11am at PL Fry & Son Funeral Home. Final resting place will be Park View Cemetery, 3661 E. French Camp Road, Manteca. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to United Lutheran Church, 649 Northgate Drive, Manteca, CA 95336. An online guestbook is available at www.plfryandson.com.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Wednesday, January 15, 2014