Henry D. Hovick, 91, formerly of Burlington, died peacefully on Thursday May 10, 2012 at the NYS Veterans Home in Oxford.
He was born August 12, 1920 in Alversund, Norway the son of Hans Kundtson and Hannah Katrina (Ekeland) Hovick. He married Margaret Nell Riggle on July 8, 1944 in Bulgar, PA.
Henry served in the United States Air Force and was a WWII Veteran. He then continued to serve our country in the Army National Guard. Henry retired from Otsego Electric where he had been employed as a lineman for 25 years.
Henry was a member of the American Legion Post in Cooperstown. He enjoyed tending his large garden and orchard. He had a remarkable attitude and wanted to enjoy life to it's fullest. One could easily spot him on the floor Square dancing or doing the Pokka. He enjoyed playing the accordion and constina. He loved music and dancing, belonging to the Double Day Dancers & Covered Bridge A's.
A man never to sit still, he and Nell traveled in their motor home across the United States many times, visited 17 countries touring Europe, and returned to Norway for a full month. Henry absolutely loved being with his family and adored his grandchildren.
His wife Nell; his children James Alan Hovick, Kathleen Diane Kappauf, and Gail Maureen Bolton; sixteen grandchildren, twenty-five great children; and his sister Erna Dagney Richards survive Henry.
His son Thomas Henry Hovick, his grandson David Bruce Bolton and his sisters Borghild Johnson and Ester Kleppand, predeceased him.
Everyday Henry had friends and families visit him; what a wonderful gift and the family thanks everyone for their visits. They also wish to thank the staff at the NYS Veterans Home in Oxford for always being kind, considerate and devoted to the care of Henry.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday May 12, 2012 at 11:00am, St. John's Lutheran Church in Burlington with Rev. Paul Messner & Assoc. Sandy Shear officiating. Calling hours will be held on Friday May 11, 2012 from 5- 7 pm at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.
Interment will follow at Burlington Green Cemetery,
Contributions may be made in Henry's memory to St. John's Lutheran Church, Burlington or the NYS Veterans Home, Oxford.
Funeral Arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston and condolences to the family may be left by using the form below.
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