Roland E. Bovent


Roland E. Bovent, of Parsippany, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at CareOne at Morris Assisted Living. He was 86 years young.

Roland was born in Walla Walla, Washington and raised in Davenport, Washington to the late Eldrick and Eva Bovent. After graduating High School, he proudly served our country in the United States Air Force. He married the love of his life, Lucena Besanez on May 23, 1976. He enjoyed traveling to Europe, collecting coins and baseball cards, and spending time with his adored family. Roland was a simple and quiet man; family was his main priority in his life. He was a very hard and dedicated worker in order to be a great provider for them. For over 35 years he worked at SuperFoodtown in Cedar Knolls before retiring from ShopRite of Chatham in 2017. He was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend who will remain in our hearts for an eternity.

Predeceased by his four siblings, Virginia and Raymond Bovent and Archie and Leona Gilliam, he leaves only joyful memories to his beloved wife of 43 years, Lucena; his treasured daughter and son-in-law, Luciana and Adam Szymankiewicz; his cherished grandson, Travis; his nieces, Debra, Brenda, and Susan; and many other extended family and friends.

Public Visitation will take place on Friday, September 13th from 11 am - 1 pm at Norman Dean Home for Services, 16 Righter Ave., Denville. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 225 Ridgedale Avenue, East Hanover, NJ 07936. Memorial Donations are being accepted to "In Memory Of" by way of to American Cancer Society. Please leave a condolence, light a candle, and share your favorite memory of Roland with his family.