Flemington, NJ– Julius L. “Louie” Bobovnik, 87, entered into eternal life on Friday, December 9, 2016 at Bridgeway Care and Rehabilitation Center at Hillsborough in Hillsborough, NJ with loving family by his side. Born in Michalovce, Slovakia, son of the late Andrew and Mary (Semanova) Bobovnik, he came to the United States at the age of 17 and resided in Perth Amboy, NJ and Edison, NJ before settling in Flemington four years ago.
Louie faithfully served his country with the United States Army as a private first class from 1953-1955. Upon his honorable discharge from the Army, Louie worked as a laborer for General Cable in Perth Amboy. He then earned his pilot license and worked with Riddle Airlines. Louie started his own trans-ocean ferry service where he had flown over 200 trans-ocean flights, 22 of them to Australia. He then spent eight years with Trans Caribbean which merged with American Airlines. After twenty-three years of dedicated employment with American Airlines he retired. He then went on to become an Air Safety Inspector with the Federal Aviation Administration working for an additional 10 years. Flying was more than a job to Louie; it was his passion. He became a regular at Linden and Kupper Airports, flying his own plane. He was a former communicant of Holy Trinity Church in Perth Amboy.
Besides his parents, Louie was predeceased by his siblings, Andrew Bobovnik, Steven Bobovnik, and Agatha Lopatnik.
Louie is survived by his devoted wife of sixty-three years, Margaret (Gerba) Bobovnik, with whom he shared Holy Matrimony on October 22, 1953. He will be deeply missed by his three loving children, Andrew Bobovnik and his wife Elizabeth of Mooresville, NC, Mary and her husband Allan Stumpf of Stewartsville, NJ, and Susanne and her husband Kenneth Shaw of Ringoes, NJ; five cherished grandchildren, Katherine D’Andrea, Karin Stumpf, Ryan Shaw, Christian Shaw, and Lauren Shaw; and two adored great grandchildren, Emma D’Andrea and Broden D’Andrea.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a viewing on Wednesday, December 14 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and on Thursday, December 15 from 9:30-10:15 a.m. at Countryside Funeral Home, 724 Route 202 North, Three Bridges, NJ 08887.
Funeral services will begin on Thursday, December 15 at 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home followed by an 11:00 a.m. funeral liturgy at St. Magdalen de Pazzi Roman Catholic Church, 105 Mine Street, Flemington, NJ 08822. Committal words and interment will follow at St. Magdalen Cemetery in Flemington. Memorial contributions may be made in Louie’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association National Office, 226 N. Michigan Ave., FL. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or online at www.alz.org/donate.