L-R, #166 Jack Stevenson; #170 Daniel C. Bova, RIP

Posted on May 22, 2013 by aschoch

Googie & Bov-members of the 10th pledge class, spring 1974-pictured here outside Russell’s enjoying a brew with the brothers.

Googie & Bov-members of the 10th pledge class, spring 1974-pictured here outside Russell’s enjoying a brew with the brothers.

Delta Pi lost two members of the 10th pledge class in a week’s time.  Daniel C. Bova died May 11th, 2013 and Jack Stevenson followed him on May 18th. Here are some rembrances of Bov and Googie:


by Gary Willis

Some more very sad news….

After several days of attempting to reach Jack Stevenson regarding the death of Dan Bova, I just learned that he passed away on May 18, 2013 at the UPMC – Shadyside Hospital.  I became alarmed when his home phone was disconnected, his cell immediately went to voice and his new email account bounced back.  Knowing that he had some health issues, I did a couple of Google searches. I came across his obituary.  I don’t have any details but will attempt to find out.

John H. Stevenson, 57, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013, in UPMC Shadyside hospital. He was born Aug. 18, 1955 in Latrobe, a son of Billie Stevenson and the late Robert H. Stevenson. He was a graduate of Greater Latrobe High School class of 1973 and Bloomsburg College with a bachelor’s degree in business management in 1977. He was employed as a Regional Distribution Manager for Hearst Corporation. John enjoyed golf, fishing and stock market analysis. He is survived by his mother, Arena (Billie) Eldridge Stevenson, of Unity Township; three brothers, Robert H. and his wife, Nora, of Frederick, Md., Jim and his wife, Mary, of Davidson, NC., and Rick, of Greensburg; and five nephews and nieces, Robert, Elizabeth, and John, of Frederick, Md., and Jennifer and Trevor, of Davidson, N.C.  Online condolences and guestbook can be found at http://www.hartman-grazianofuneralhome.com.

Another great guy who loved the fraternity and the brotherhood.  The memories are endless.  RIP – Mel…..

By Gary Willis

Received some sad news  regarding the passing of Brother Dan Bova – #170 on your brick. As a pledge brother of mine and roommate, there are countless great stories and memories that will always make me laugh. Rest in Peace, Brother.

May 11, 2013 Daniel Charles Bova, 58, of 228 Florida Ave., Shenandoah, passed away Saturday evening, May 11, 2013, at home. Born in Philadelphia, he was the only son of the late Daniel and Stella Bova. A graduate of Bloomsburg University, Daniel worked as a salesman in the food service industry. He was a former member of Heights Fire Company. Daniel is survived by his wife of 20 years, Dorothy Beard Bova, to whom he was ultimately devoted and selflessly cared for during their time together. He is also survived by a stepson, Robert Beard, Weston Place; two stepdaughters, Tammy Andrasi and her husband, Joseph, and Kristy Girard; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.