We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Joseph J. Pula Funeral Home, Inc.
Robert James Bovell Sr., 70, of Brooklyn, New York, passed away on Monday, August 8, 2022. Robert’s death was sudden and unexpected.
Robert was one of 11 children. His parents, Ida Brown and Timothy Bovell instilled discipline, honesty and respect into their children and Robert carried that throughout his life. As long as you showed respect to Robert, you received it. He was also known for his honesty no matter the circumstances. But what most will remember is his mischievous laugh and outlandish life escapades.
Robert was born in Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn N.Y. After attending Nathaniel Green School, he decided to join the United States Marines. This was followed by him also joining The United States Army. After several career changes he found his calling by becoming a mechanic. He was fond of telling people that as long as you had working hands, eyes and a brain that you should never be broke.
Robert enjoyed spending time with his family. He was an amazing father and grandfather. His many nieces and nephews considered him as a loving and playful father figure. His siblings knew that they could always count on him with no questions asked. Wherever he went he was adopted into the fold.
Robert lent a helping hand and sage advice to one and all. He was truly everyone’s Uncle Rob.
Robert leaves behind his 3 children: Robin Bovell and her husband Hassan,
Brandey Bovell and her husband Terrance White Sr., Robert Bovell Jr. and his wife Denise Bovell. Robert also leaves behind his many beloved grand and great grandchildren. Aleela Warren, Troy Willie, Nilaja Morgan, Terrance White Jr., Asher Timmers, Nevaeh White, Sage Warren and Wynn Warren. Robert co parented with Ms. Lena Pryor, with whom he respected and cared for. He is also survived by his sisters: Sharon Crute, Gail Nelson, Roberta Grimes, Zakia Freeman, Carolyn Bovell-Box and his brother Norman Bovell Sr.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents Ida and Timothy, his brothers Edward Francis Brown, Canella Brown, his sisters Melissa Bovell and Sheila Bovell. His loving fur baby, Lady will also be waiting for him on the other side.
There will be a service on Tuesday, August 16 at 3 p.m. at the Joseph J. Pula Funeral Home, Inc., 23 North 9th Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360. Family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to the time of service. Private cremation will follow.