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Robert W. Sovey

Posted By DeJohn Funeral Homes On April 1, 2020 @ 7:06 pm In Obituaries,Willoughby Hills | 16 Comments

ROBERT W. SOVEY age 87, beloved husband for 26 years of Leona (nee Bugeda) and the late Mary Lou (nee Kloss); loving father of Christine Golias, Donna Tropp, and the late Karen Sovey; devoted grandfather of Jason Golias, Matthew Golias (wife, Kari), Caryn Szczepinski (husband, Allan), Peter Tropp, and Jessica Tropp, and great-grandfather of Leila and Maci; cherished son of the late Edward and Viola (nee Zmarzly); dearest brother of the late Edward, and Patricia Bailes (husband, John); dear uncle and great-uncle of many.

Robert was born in Cleveland on September 22, 1932, and passed away on March 31, 2020. He was a resident of Willoughby Hills for the past 23 years, and lived in Maple Heights prior. A 1950 graduate of South High School, Robert went on to graduate from Kent State University, becoming a biology teacher at Rhodes High School. He ran a YMCA boys camp in Canada, and enjoyed playing handball, going to the YMCA, fishing, and was a Cleveland Browns and Indians fan. He loved big band music, and traveling to Florida. Robert is described as outgoing, social, and charismatic. He liked to tell jokes and was funny and witty. He will be missed by many.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Bob to Hospice of the Western Reserve, PO Box 72101, Cleveland, OH 44192. Private Family Services will take place Monday, April 6, 2020 at 1 PM with live streaming of service available (see Funeral Home website guestbook) followed by burial at All Souls Cemetery. Memorial Mass and Celebration of Life Service will take place at a future date. Arrangements by THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS.



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Condolence from Patti Berry on April 2nd, 2020 1:54 pm

He was a wonderful and loving man that never met a stranger. He will be missed by many. May he rest in peace with God.

Condolence from Mike Stephenson on April 2nd, 2020 2:24 pm

Donna and Families – very sorry to hear about this. I met your Dad about a million years ago it seems, and this obit perfectly describes him. Very nice and pleasant person always. I’m thinking of you. – Mike

Condolence from Vickie Taylor on April 2nd, 2020 4:33 pm

God be with you in your time of sorrow. Prayers.
Love Vickie & Ray Taylor

Condolence from Evans family on April 2nd, 2020 5:53 pm

Expression of sympathy for you all.
God comfort us through his word the Bible and the gift of prayer. With caring thoughts.

Condolence from Chuck & Laura Scaminace on April 2nd, 2020 6:51 pm

We only met Bob a few years ago when we became one of his neighbors in Willoughby Hills. He always told a joke or funny story every time we saw each other. Good man for sure! Prayers for all your family and May he Rest In Peace with our Lord

Condolence from Kathi Turner on April 2nd, 2020 7:30 pm

So sorry to you and your family. I have great memories growing up with you guys…. Prayers and condolences

Condolence from Cheryl (Reale) Barczyk on April 2nd, 2020 8:53 pm

So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. It’s been a very long time since we lived in Maple Heights. We enjoyed having your family next door to us. I will always have fond memories of him and your family, and will keep him my prayers. God bless you and my our Lord give you comfort.

Condolence from Darcy (Chupa) Pedersen on April 3rd, 2020 8:33 am

Donna, I am so sorry for the loss of your father & your children’s grandfather. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Sending lots of love.

Condolence from Ted Kuss on April 5th, 2020 3:41 pm

I was a camper and counselor at Northwoods Camp on Lake Temagami for 9 years during Bob’s time there. He was a model for me and then a friend, and one of the reasons I became a teacher. He was a great guy.

Condolence from Elaine Bugeda on April 5th, 2020 3:50 pm

Lee, Ann, Mary and family,
I am so sorry to hear of Bob’s death. He was a genuine person, always a kind word and smile. His precious memories and God’s grace will comfort you. There has been much grief in the family this past year. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Elaine Bugeda (Ben and Helen’s daughter)

Condolence from Mike and Gloria Orsog on April 6th, 2020 8:59 am

Chris and Donna, our sympathy to you both on the loss of your dad. We have many fond memories of him especially the good times we had in Florida. May you find comfort in your treasured memories.

Condolence from Gloria Orsog on April 6th, 2020 9:01 am

Chris and Donna, our sympathy to you both on the loss of your dad. We have many fond memories of him especially the good times we had in Florida. May you find comfort in your treasured memories.

Condolence from Gloria Orsog on April 6th, 2020 9:08 am

Chris and Donna,
So sorry for your loss. We had many fun times with your dad, especially on our visits to Florida. Hopefully he is now resting in God’s comfort.

Condolence from Susan on April 6th, 2020 2:10 pm

Thinking of all of you today. I’m close in heart even though I’m not there with you.
Susan Safarik

Condolence from Joanne Vargo on April 6th, 2020 2:17 pm

Donna, My condolences to you and your family. If not for the current state of things, I’d be there for you. I feel awful that I can’t be. Hugs ❤ Love, Joanne and Jim

Condolence from Barbara Zmarzly Earnhardt on April 14th, 2020 12:46 pm

Lee (and family), “Cousin Bobby” was indeed outgoing and we always enjoyed our time with him. You were a good pair. My sympathy in your loss.

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