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UNIVERSITY BULLETINS | The memorial service for David LaMonica, husband of Senior Vice President for Student Affairs Lane Bove, will be held on Friday, May 11, 2018 at Sacred Heart Chapel beginning at 11 a.m. David, who passed away on May 2, 2018, was 72 years old. Lane and David were married for nearly 44 years.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations can be made to the Bove LaMonica Scholarship Fund. Please keep David, Lane, their daughters Danielle and Maggie, who chairs the Alumni Engagement Committee for the School of Education’s Alumni Association Board, their grandchildren, and their family and friends in your prayers and thoughts. 

Below, is an excerpt from an announcement written by Tom Bove, Lane’s brother, that was sent to David’s professional colleagues.

In Memoriam: David LaMonica
David has been a pioneering partner with Rochem since its early days. In the 70’s he merged his industrial chemical business, BOLA INC., with Rochem Group. Before Rochem, he had a very broad background – with the U.S. Navy in Vietnam, espionage in the Middle East, Chinese history and language at the University in California.

David was not an engineer. However, he absorbed technical things very quickly. This and his instant rapport with people from all walks of life were the basis of his successes in life and at Rochem. With his low key business style, he has built product line after product line into successful Rochem businesses. He was very proud that his 2017 results were the best of his career. 2018 is heading bigger. It is to his credit and foresight that he has left Rochem Americas with a strong, dynamic and dedicated team.

Along with Wilhelm Heine and Pat Stanford he created the leachate treatment business for Rochem in North America. David and Jake Zhang have lead our strong entry into the landfill leachate business in China. In earlier days, along with Peter McDermott, David got our Fyrewash business moving in the U.S. with the large cogeneration plants in Bakersfield.

The only thing David loved more than doing business was his family. He was adored by wife, children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews. He was the brother that I never had.

We will remember his warmth and friendly smile, his gracious entertaining, his camaraderie, his knowing non-judgmental glance. We miss him already.

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