Paul Allen Bovee

Paul Allen Bovee - Rochester, NY - Rochester Cremation

Rochester, NY: Paul Allen Bovee, 46 yrs. young passed away May 23, 2020 after a courageous and painful battle with Esophageal Cancer.

Paul loved his family, music, and life; he was a hard worker and looked at work as a privilege. He enjoyed taking walks, loved the sunshine, warm breezes, and good conversation. He also enjoyed reading the Bible. He shared some of scriptures he had found that were comforting to him, 1 Corinthians 15:26. “And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing.” Revelation 21:4 “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” Acts 24:15 “And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.”

Paul was a good person, he will always be loved, and greatly missed!

Survived by his soulmate Tammy Richardson; his son Malachi Bovee, his stepchildren, Tina Fisk, Stephanie Joyes, Selena Perez, Sarah Perez, and Sheyanne Sears; his parents Carl and Carlene Hicks, his grandparents Grant and Maggie Hill, his Uncle’s and Aunt’s, Murray and Sandy Yeomans, Peter and Marian Berecz, Grant and Kim Hill; also bereft at his passing are his siblings, Daniel Bovee, Katherine Bovee-Lockwood (Katie) and Jacob Hicks, his cousins, Nathan, Joel, David, and Ashley Yeomans, Andrew, Christopher, Nora, Dylan and Mia Hill, and Samantha Berecz, his grandsons, step grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Due to current circumstances, a ceremony for Paul will be held on Zoom Video Conferencing at a later date. Please consider a donation in his memory to the U of R Wilmot Cancer Center.

31 Condolences

  1. Cheri Henshall on May 30, 2020 at 9:02 am

    Our hearts are saddened by your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you…
    Bill and Cheri Henshall

  2. Dale Adams on May 30, 2020 at 9:03 am

    I didn’t have many interactions with Paul, but what I did told me he was a good guy. Full of life, eager to please. Loved to be around people wanting to converse and always wanted to be in whatever action was going on around him.

    A genuine person who wore his feelings and emotions on his sleeve for all to see. He also adored his large family. While he seemed to be aware of his limitations, it didn’t prevent him from making plans for his future. I am definitely better for knowing him.

  3. Marcie Samuels on May 30, 2020 at 9:29 am

    Bovee family,

    I’m so saddened to hear of your loss. Thinking of your entire family at this time, I’m so very sorry.

    Marcie Samuels

  4. Norma Jacobs on May 30, 2020 at 9:36 am

    My heart goes out to the family. Yes, death is truly an enemy. Paul had a good heart. Prayers and thoughts are with your family at this time. Sending love..

  5. Uncle Grant and Aunt Kim on May 30, 2020 at 10:00 am

    Paul, we miss you so much. We will miss your smile and laughter. And we will remember how you took care of Tammy and the girls; your good humor even when you were in such pain. You are in Jehovah’s memory, and we cannot wait to see you again!

  6. Nora Hill on May 30, 2020 at 10:16 am

    I’ve only met Paul a couple times, but he left quite the impression. He has the kindest soul and even in his weakest times, he has always found the strength to open the door for me, like a gentleman. Even when he was in pain, he smiled and made others laugh. I am so happy I got to see him and talk to him! I’m looking forward to seeing him in the new world and getting to know him on a more personal level.

  7. Dylan on May 30, 2020 at 10:20 am

    I will miss you. Cant wait to see you in the new world.

  8. Marti Brooks on May 30, 2020 at 10:47 am

    I am so very sorry. He fought a good fight. In Jehovah’s memory is the best place he can be. He was a kind young man. My heart goes out to his mom and dad. We have the hope of the resurrection where he will be healthy again.
    Love and hugs go out to his family.

  9. Kathy on May 30, 2020 at 11:24 am

    Dearest Carlene,
    My name is Kathy and my husband Mark and I are friends of Murry and Sandy. Even though we never met you or Paul we know how much all of you are loved by your family, and want to share our warmest condolences.
    Words fail to capture the pain of loosing a son , but hope you find comfort in knowing that Paul is safe in Jehovah’s perfect memory
    May the words of Psalm 46:1 be a source of strength, along with the memories you hold dear and the love of family and friends.
    The Bergstrom’s

  10. Phil & Erin Smith on May 30, 2020 at 11:24 am

    We are so saddened to hear of the loss of Paul. We never had the chance to meet him, but we know the family so we’re sure he was a wonderful person. He was deeply loved and will be greatly missed. He found comfort in the Scriptures, where we can all find comfort in our grief right now. We have a marvelous hope for the future, being reunited with our loved ones we have lost in a beautiful Paradise here on the earth. He is safe in Jehovah’s memory for now and we look forward to seeing him again soon. We send our love to all the family.

  11. Tom & Michelle Hartlieb on May 30, 2020 at 11:52 am

    For a short time, I interacted with Paul. It was long enough to see that he had acquired what many never do, a loving family—and this with teenagers, no less, who are not always easy to placate. The cards are not dealt evenly in life and it is not so much where a person is that counts—it is how far he has come. Paul came a long way in overcoming some very serious problems and then, at great personal expense, would not relinquish those gains. “I have seen servants on horseback but princes walking on foot just like servants,” says Solomon at Ecclesiastes 10:7. Paul was one of the latter. I am glad that I met him.

    • Coryell Peters on May 30, 2020 at 8:12 pm

      Dearest Carlene,
      I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I did not know Paul personally, but through Aunt Sandy, I got to know a little bit about him. I know he was well-loved! I know he went through a lot of pain because of Chrone’s. My younger son has Chrone’s and suffers from other health concerns and my oldest has High Functioning Autism and is emotionally immature. I am so looking forward to a time in the New System under God’s government where their ailments will be gone and they will know what it’s like to be healthy. I am so happy and appreciative that Jehovah God can read hearts and take into consideration their circumstances as he already has with Paul. He is safe in Jehovah’s memory now and very soon, he can be returned to you in perfect health. (Revelation 21:3,4) Meanwhile, I am sorry for the pain the last enemy, death has caused you.

    • Paul Voss on June 4, 2020 at 10:06 pm

      Grant Hill,

      We are very sorry for your loss. We look forward to seeing Paul again, maybe we will see him at the same time as my dad, Harold Voss. I did not get to meet Paul, but you worked with my dad at Gleason Works years ago, with Elmo Johnson. Please give our love to the rest of the family as well.

      Much Christian Love, Paul and Brenda Voss, Joyce Chugg.

  12. Steven, Taliha, Rachel and Kiki Dettloff on May 30, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    Were so terribly sorry for your heartbreaking loss. We have never met you or Paul and we are friends with Murray and Sandy. We have heard that he was a wonderful person and seemed to be loved very much. We look forward to meeting him in the future with the wonderful hope that Jehovah has given us! ( Acts 24:15) You have our warmest condolences at this truly difficult time.

  13. Missy Coker on May 30, 2020 at 3:35 pm

    I am so sorry about the loss of your beloved son, Paul. This system is so hard on us and death really is an enemy. I am friends of Sandy and Murray and their family. I know what close family bonds your family enjoys. It is those bonds and the love you share for Jehovah and his son Christ Jesus that will give you support during this time.
    He will only be asleep for a little while and will wake up feeling new and better than he has in a long time in that peaceful New World.
    Your family will be in my prayers.

    May Jehovah bless you and safeguard you
    May Jehovah make his face shine upon you
    and may he favor you.
    May Jehovah lift up his face toward you and
    grant you peace.
    (Numbers 6:25)

  14. Joanie Hill on May 30, 2020 at 7:17 pm

    Carlene, I am the oldest daughter of Steve & Sandra Hill ( your family up here in Ontario Canada) I’m so sad to hear of this upsetting news. Although I’ve never met Paul, knowing that any family members are hurting is a terrible feeling. Sending prayers & love to all who are mourning the loss of this precious soul.
    🥰 Joanie Hill

    • Connie Sofia on May 31, 2020 at 12:45 am

      My Dearest Carlene,
      We were all so sorry to hear about Paul, so young. My heart brakes for you. I know the pain of loosing a child. Like the Bible says death is an enemy, but remember this is not the real life. Paul will wake up in a much better world. I never got to see him grown up, he really got very handsome. I can’t wait to see him in the resurrection. In the meantime you stay close to Jehovah, make him your best friend. Jehovah the God who satisfies the desire of every living thing Psalms 145:16. Love you Carlene hang in there. Please give my love and condolences to the rest of the family.
      Keeping you all in my prayers. Connie & family

  15. Dorinda and al fosberg on May 31, 2020 at 2:24 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. We look forward to seeing him in the new world all well and happy. It won’t be very long now. Much Christian love.

  16. Christina Curre-Parkhurst on May 31, 2020 at 9:51 am

    Carlene, Carl and family;
    My love, support and deepest sympathies go out to all of you at this very difficult time. I was so sorry to receive this news from Sandy this morning. I may have only been apart of your family for a short time, but I only have very fond memories of all of you. I was very saddened to hear about Paul’s fight with cancer and how he suffered. I have been through that battle with a loved one and know it is a very painful roller coaster of emotions. Your love for him and him for you all will always be in your hearts, the next time you see each he will be pain free. He is resting now and at peace. (Revelation 21:4)
    ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
    Bless you all.
    Love, Christina Curre and Angel Barkley.

  17. Cathy Fournier on May 31, 2020 at 11:40 am

    I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Though I didn’t know Paul personally, I do have the blessing of knowing and loving several of his family members and am a good friend of his Aunt Sandy.

    I am reaching out to all of Paul’s loved ones with empathy and sympathy.

    It is my desire that our God, whose name is Jehovah, may comfort you and give you peace.
    We share with Paul, our great hope in the resurrection, which is promised from Jehovah. And the hope of everlasting life in God’s kingdom, for the chosen few in Heaven, and for the many who remain in God’s love here on earth in Paradise conditions.

  18. Steve and Sandra Hill on May 31, 2020 at 12:41 pm

    To Paul’s family . This message is from Steve and Sandra Hill . Carlene is Steve’s sister . We live in Canada . Although we never met Paul we were saddened to hear of his passing … sending our condolences to our Rochester family for healing strength … … it’s always a sad time in our lives when someone passes but more so when it’s a family member . His at peace now … ♥️.
    Love from Steve n Sandra

  19. David Yeomans on June 1, 2020 at 9:25 am

    To Aunt Carlene, Uncle Carl, and Pauls immediate family,

    My heart breaks for all of you, death is so unnatural, but one day it will be a thing of the past. Until then we cry together and that can be exhausting. – Galatians 6:9

    With Love,

  20. Maggie Chappell on June 1, 2020 at 11:13 am

    Dear old friend,

    How the years have passed and how much has happened. I’m so, so sorry for your loss. Please know that I think of you and Carl often and miss the old days so much. I didn’t see Paul that often as time went by, but when I did he was always sweet to me. I can’t imagine the pain you must be feeling for the loss of a son. Of course we know the resurrection hope, but it’s now that you miss him and wish that you could have hugged him and made things better. My prayers are with you and I send my love. Maggie

  21. Samantha Berecz on June 1, 2020 at 7:26 pm

    Pauly was my cousin. There’s no other word to describe him but, incredible.
    Time had no meaning for him. We could go years without seeing one another and suddenly meet and have a conversation as if no time had passed at all.
    Pauly was a hard worker, good natured and wise. The advice Pauly gave me, was always good advice.
    He wanted nothing more in life than to see everyone he loved and cared for, to be happy.
    Pauly really did have a heart and soul of pure gold, which is a rare thing to find in this world.
    I am exceptionally proud of the strength and courage that Pauly showed throughout his life. I have never seen someone so strong.
    Even though he’s left us, he’s not gone.

  22. Marian Berecz on June 3, 2020 at 10:25 am

    Paul was my nephew. I knew him his whole life and to me he will always be “Pauly”. I have so many memories of Pauly. He was loving and kind, he tried harder than anyone I’ve every known. He was an excellent worker, and would tackle anything, nothing was too big or too small. Pauly loved his family with his whole heart and was there when you needed him. He was strong and courageous, funny and had a good sense of humor. Pauly had so many good qualities, he was a beautiful person and a good and loving man.

  23. Melanie Brooks Beckmann on June 3, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of his passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of his extended family.

    Melanie, Ryland, Scout and Tatum Beckmann.

  24. Angelique Bates on June 3, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    Although I didn’t have the privilege of knowing Paul personally, I know and deeply love his family.
    This passage was shared with me at a time of loss and I’m passing it along as it was helpful despite the heartache that was felt.

    We can shed tears that he is gone or we can rejoice because he has lived.
    Our heart can be empty because we can no longer see him or we can be full of life we shared for 46 precious years.
    We can turn our back on tomorrow and live for yesterday or we can be grateful and happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
    We can remember only that he has passed or we can cherish his memory and let it feed our spirit.
    We can cry and close our mind, be empty, and forget or we can do what he would have wanted.
    Smile and be grateful for his life, his love and go on.
    If he was worth losing, he is worth living for.

    Sending my love and prayers to Paul’s family

  25. Millwood Inc - Rochester, NY Family on June 4, 2020 at 1:13 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss Tammy during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

    Your Millwood Inc- Rochester, NY Family

  26. Uncle Murray and Aunt Sandy on June 5, 2020 at 8:16 pm

    Its hard to know what to say at times like this. We can only imagine the loss those who were with Paul daily are feeling. Please know how much we loved Paul and will miss his smiling face, his humor and his candor. May you find comfort knowing he is at rest, without pain and is not worrying about us. He is waiting for the resurrection, when he will live again and be able to do all the things he wanted to do. Our love and prayers are with you.

  27. Pete Berecz on June 6, 2020 at 12:50 am

    I am so sorry to hear Paul had passed. My most sincere condolences to Carlene and Carl and of course, the rest of the family yours and his. Paul was my nephew. I met him when I married his aunt Marian and he was barely two ants tall to a grasshopper. I have many fond memories of Paul when he was little as he always had a sense of humor even at that age.
    Though our encounters with Paul diminished as time and life went on, he was always glad to see Marian and I on occasion. I was glad to see that his sense of humor stayed along with that heart of gold. Paul once bought a graduation present for Samantha and gave it to her at a bus stop downtown because he knew she would be there coming home from school. I will always remember Paul through his examples of love and kindness to all of us as each and everyone who knew him could testify. Paul was a good man and we are all richer to have known him………….I will very sadly miss him
    love and prayers to the parents and family

  28. Mike and Susan Woods on June 13, 2020 at 6:26 pm

    We were so sad to hear the news about Paul. We felt we knew him from Joel and of course Sandy. There really aren’t words to Express how sorry that Paul had to go through all this and we can’t imagine the sadness that you are experiencing but we just want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jehovah never wanted us to experience, pain, suffering and death, that is why our grief is unbelievable even with our wonderful hope. We have the most wonderful hope and Paul is in the safest place he can be in Jehovah’s memory. A scripture we love is Psalm 68:20, “The true Godis for us a God who saves; And Jehovah the Sovereign Lord provides escape from death.” We can’t wait. Much love to you and your family. Mike and Susan Woods

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