Christopher A. Bove |

Christopher A. Bove

Christopher A. Bove

Aspen, CO ColoradoChristopher A. Bove, 35, passed away Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007, in Aspen.He was born Feb. 19, 1971, in Rochester, Minn., to Alfred and Sandra (Seltzer) Bove. Christopher was a ski instructor for Challenge Aspen, where he was highly regarded for his ability to teach physically and mentally disabled individuals to ski.

He lived with his family in suburban Philadelphia before attending Marquette University and graduating in 1993 with a degree in biochemistry. An avid competitive skier, he was a member of several ski teams in Minnesota and Pennsylvania, and was captain of the Marquette ski team. He worked for several years as a biochemist at the research laboratories of Wyeth pharmaceutical company in Radnor, Pa., and the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes at the University Of Colorado Health Sciences Center.From 1998 to 2007, Bove devoted his career to teaching and coaching disabled skiers, and was a coach for the U.S. Disabled Ski Team and for individual athletes at the Winter X Games. He also worked as an instructor at the Aspen and Snowmass Ski Schools.

He is survived by parents Dr. Alfred A. and Sandra A. Bove of Wynnewood, Pa.; brother Andrew of Narbeth, Pa.; sister Jacqueline of Denver; and nephew Sebastian of Denver.There will be a viewing from 6-9 p.m. today, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Aspen. Prayer and service is at 8 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Aspen.Donations may be made in his memory to Challenge Aspen, Snowmass Village, CO 81615, or to the International Disabled Free Skiing Association, c/o Sam Ferguson, 100 Truscott Place, Aspen, CO 81612.

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