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Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home

703 East Main Street, Ravenna, OH

OBITUARY

Herbert Joel Sovey

May 11, 1951November 23, 2019
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Herbert “Herb” Joel Sovey, 68, unexpectedly passed away November 23, 2019.

Herb was born in Cleveland, Ohio on May 11, 1951 to parents Harry James Sovey of Midland, Ontario, Canada and O. Leone (Wolfe) Sovey of Cleveland, Ohio. Herb graduated from Solon High School. He married the love of his life Robeana Bradfordt on August 23, 1997. He had a long career as a baker, first at Kroger then retired from Schwebel Co. after more than 30 years of service. Herb loved fishing, muzzleloader and black powder guns, any kind of knives, old cars, gardening and mowing the lawn. His favorite saying was “don’t touch that thermostat!” Herb was a generous man and would help anyone who needed it.

Herb is survived by his wife Robeana B. (Bradfordt) Sovey, his sister Dianne Sovey Hager and his brother Donald C. Sovey. Also surviving are sisters-in-law Elaine “Laney” Bradfordt and Gwen Dickerson. He was a loving guardian to Anthony “Bear” Simmons, and uncle to Tammy Hager, Robin Hager, Todd (Alicia Heckert) Hager, Marty Davis, Sam (Leslie) Dickerson, Mykel Davis, Shirley Bradfordt and Lee Bradfordt. Herb was a special great-uncle to Naysha, Adia, Tatiana, Kaden, Tayah, Torrence, Maksim, Amaya, Mykel II, Isaiah, Shanay and great-great uncle to Niylah, Nevaeh and Naomi and many other friends and family survive him who will cherish his memory.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers-in-law John Hager and Ealie Bradfordt.

Friends will be received on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna, from 11:00AM until the memorial service, officiated by Chaplain William Wisniewski, beginning at 12:00PM. Inurnment at Roselawn Cemetery in Solon will be held at a later date.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, November 30, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 30, 2019

Memories

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John Glova

December 5, 2019

It has been a long journey. We have been through many ups and downs in our sixty-three years of friendship. The laughs were many-the tears not so much. I will miss you but look forward to seeing you again my friend.

Anita Mantz

November 30, 2019

Herb was such an amazing man. Growing up across the street from him I've known him my whole life. He took me Todd and Justin all over the place. Helped with anything possible. Showed up to many events... and his whole family has always been considered family. I'm sure Duke was up in Heaven waiting for him to take a walk!

John Kado

November 27, 2019

Rest in peace Herb. You will be missed. I have a lot of good memories of you.

Sherry Kramer

November 26, 2019

Herb was my neighbor back in Glenwillow on Pettibone Rd. When he was in high school and I was just a little kid he used to babysit me and my brother and always made sure we were taken care of in some not so good times he was a great guy he will be greatly missed ❤️

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Biography

Herbert “Herb” Joel Sovey, 68, unexpectedly passed away November 23, 2019.

Herb was born in Cleveland, Ohio on May 11, 1951 to parents Harry James Sovey of Midland, Ontario, Canada and O. Leone (Wolfe) Sovey of Cleveland, Ohio. Herb graduated from Solon High School. He married the love of his life Robeana Bradfordt on August 23, 1997. He had a long career as a baker, first at Kroger then retired from Schwebel Co. after more than 30 years of service. Herb loved fishing, muzzleloader and black powder guns, any kind of knives, old cars, gardening and mowing the lawn. His favorite saying was “don’t touch that thermostat!” Herb was a generous man and would help anyone who needed it.

Herb is survived by his wife Robeana B. (Bradfordt) Sovey, his sister Dianne Sovey Hager and his brother Donald C. Sovey. Also surviving are sisters-in-law Elaine “Laney” Bradfordt and Gwen Dickerson. He was a loving guardian to Anthony “Bear” Simmons, and uncle to Tammy Hager, Robin Hager, Todd (Alicia Heckert) Hager, Marty Davis, Sam (Leslie) Dickerson, Mykel Davis, Shirley Bradfordt and Lee Bradfordt. Herb was a special great-uncle to Naysha, Adia, Tatiana, Kaden, Tayah, Torrence, Maksim, Amaya, Mykel II, Isaiah, Shanay and great-great uncle to Niylah, Nevaeh and Naomi and many other friends and family survive him who will cherish his memory.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers-in-law John Hager and Ealie Bradfordt.

Friends will be received on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna, from 11:00AM until the memorial service, officiated by Chaplain William Wisniewski, beginning at 12:00PM. Inurnment at Roselawn Cemetery in Solon will be held at a later date.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com