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Dr. Jeffrey D. Kovesdy

Posted By Patrick Mahoney On April 30, 2019 @ 12:41 pm In Obituaries | 22 Comments

Dr. Jeffrey D. Kovesdy, age 54, died suddenly on Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

Jeff was the beloved husband of Cheryl (nee Curtis); dear father of Max and Grace; son of Elfriede and the late Dr. Arthur Z.; son in law of Marilyn and the late Gerald Curtis; brother of Arthur (Michelle Myles); uncle of Ryan (Kristin), Kara, Matthew and Jacob Kovesdy and Julian Curtis.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at Rocky River United Methodist Church 19414 Detroit Rd. Rocky River, Ohio.

The family will receive friends 3-7 p.m. Monday, May 6, 2019 at Berry-McGreevey Funeral Home 26691 Detroit Rd. Westlake, OH 44145.

Private interment Lakewood Park Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to The Dr. Jeffrey Kovesdy Scholarship Fund c/o Rocky River High School Counseling Office 20951 Detroit Rd. Rocky River, OH 44116.

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#1 Condolence By The Heimke family On May 2, 2019 @ 4:03 pm

Our heartfelt sympathies to the Kovesdy Family. We pray for strength in this time. Jeff was a wonderful all around person who loved his family and lived life to the fullest. He will be missed.

#2 Condolence By Amanda DiBenedetto On May 2, 2019 @ 4:11 pm

Cheryl and the family, you’re deeply in my prayers. Jeffrey was an amazing and kind man. Knowing him all the way since first grade, he was the kindest soul ever. He will be dearly missed. And God bless you and your family during this time.
Love, Amanda DiBenedetto

#3 Condolence By Tom Jones On May 2, 2019 @ 4:38 pm

Condolences to the entire Kovesdy family. We’ll remember Jeff as a true leader in everything he touched and a truly kind person. He touched many lives, people like me who will always remember him for who he was as early as elementary school. He was always the leader, the one you wanted on your side. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.

#4 Condolence By Kathy Kida On May 2, 2019 @ 11:55 pm

To Cheryl Max and Grace
We are shocked and saddened by the loss of your husband and Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. With deep sympathy, Kathy and Michael Kida.

#5 Condolence By Haley Family: Kathleen, Mark, Gavin and Riley On May 3, 2019 @ 10:09 am

We are sending much love to all of you. This is just shocking and so sad. What a beautiful light, always so great with the kids!!!! Much love!!!

#6 Condolence By Kathy and Doug Haghighi On May 3, 2019 @ 12:44 pm

Cheryl and Family,
Much love and blessings to you with this very sad news. May the love showered upon you in the following days give you strength.

#7 Condolence By Elena Cordero On May 3, 2019 @ 12:51 pm

Desde España, mucho ánimo a la familia. Un beso enorme a Grace, a la que tuve la suerte de conocer en el intercambio. Besos

#8 Condolence By Deb DeCarlo, Gary Way & Family On May 4, 2019 @ 2:58 pm

We are so very sorry for you loss and will keep you in our thoughts during this difficult time.

#9 Condolence By James R Gill On May 4, 2019 @ 3:15 pm

Classmates from 5th to 12th grade and pals the entire way. We played some baseball together on the Westgate Dairy Queen team. Always kind, always smiling, always a friend. Always missed.

#10 Condolence By Kim Berry On May 7, 2019 @ 7:39 am

Jeff was always that person you gravitated to, as he was always a pleasure to be around. A sincere , true, Person who put his family first and foremost. Always smiling. I will miss that smile.
My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this difficult time.

#11 Condolence By Ellen Ballas On May 4, 2019 @ 10:50 pm

Condolences to you, Cheryl, to Max and Grace, and all the Kovesdy family. We were so saddened to hear of Jeff’s passing. May the care and love of those around you provide comfort to get you through the difficult days ahead.
John and Ellen Ballas and family.

#12 Condolence By Mary Frances Weir-Hansen On May 5, 2019 @ 7:02 am

Cheryl, Max and Grace,
What a genuine man Jeff was! Since RRHS, always kind and caring to everyone around him. Jeff left a lasting imprint on those he knew. What a legacy The Kovesdy Family will have in RR for many, many years. He was truly one of a kind!
Keeping you in our prayers,
Mary Frances and Sophie

#13 Condolence By Connie Metro On May 5, 2019 @ 12:06 pm

I was a long-time patient of Dr. Kovesdy and I am shocked and saddened by the news. My heart goes out to all of you during this time. He was a lovely gentleman and will be missed.

#14 Condolence By Mary (Schuld) Schmidt On May 5, 2019 @ 1:53 pm

Dear Kovesdy family,
My heart breaks to hear the news of Jeff’s passing. He was an amazing person that touched many. From CYC boat trips, junior high, high school, to the doctors office he was always genuine and an all around good soul! He definitely will be missed. Luckily we will never lose him within our hearts. God bless all of you.

#15 Condolence By Mary (Schuld) Schmidt On May 5, 2019 @ 1:57 pm

Dear Kovesdy family,
My heart breaks to hear the news and reality of Jeff’s passing. He was an amazing person who touched many. From CYC boat trips, junior high, high school, to the doctors office he was always genuine and an all around good person! He definitely will be missed. Luckily we will never lose him within our hearts. God bless all of you.

#16 Condolence By The Zender Family On May 5, 2019 @ 2:10 pm

Cheryl, Max and Grace, you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Jeff was a wonderful football and basketball coach to our kids when they were little. He was a truly kind and generous guy. So sorry for this devastating loss to your family and our community.

#17 Condolence By Jon & Nancy Gorney On May 5, 2019 @ 2:44 pm

We are devastated. Jeff was so kind & loved his family dearly. He was so proud of Max & Grace & his love for them & Cheryl was obvious. He was a “gentle-man” & a gentle giant. We will never forget him. Our prayer is that God gives you the strength to face each day, knowing & feeling Jeff by your side.

#18 Condolence By John Campbell On May 5, 2019 @ 6:42 pm

Jeff was so exceptionally talented, humble, and kind – any age is too young to lose a man like this. I am blessed to have known Jeff for the time that I did. My condolences to the entire family, and I pray that God’s grace and mercy assuage your sorrow in this time of need.

#19 Condolence By Michelle (Colombo) Rosati On May 6, 2019 @ 10:09 am

Classmates at a young age, remembering cheerleading during tough RRHS games while Jeff was on the basketball court, to catching up at class reunions, knowing what a successful doctor and family man Jeff became, no doubt, all around nice man. Just remembering how he was a jokester and stole a kiss at the year end winter sports banquet when I was passing out awards to bring the room to a roar! ‘What a character’, lol, a memory, I will cherish! A gentle man gone too soon, so very sad, a person who will be missed by many. (I just lost another male friend age 52 suddenly on 4.28.19, loss is so tragic). Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with the entire Kovesdy family to cherish all the wonderful memories of days spent with Jeff and may God fill your hearts with joy, grace and peace to see this journey through and renew your strength each day. Be blessed.

#20 Condolence By Terri Krach On May 7, 2019 @ 7:48 am

Dear Family and Loved ones of Jeff, I wish there was something we all could do or so say to ease your pain. I have known Jeff since kindergarten and he was such a wonderful guy. May you somehow find peace and comfort knowing how much he was loved and knowing how much we all care. I am truly sorry for your loss.

#21 Condolence By Mary Faist On May 7, 2019 @ 4:57 pm

Jeff’s smile, and content and welcoming temperament drew in everyone. I will remember him for this.

#22 Condolence By Timothy Johnson On May 14, 2019 @ 11:25 am

My deepest empathy for the family of Dr. Kovesdy. I was assigned my first pair of glasses at age 9 and no eye doctor in the last 40 years had ever treated me with such candor and interest in who I am and my work as Dr. Kovesdy when I first started seeing him about 7 years ago. He was the one who introduced me to 30 day contact lenses, which revolutionized my life, allowing me to see upon waking and to almost never wear physical glasses on my face. He and I always discussed the movie business and my current art projects and, only this year, did I find out more Kovesdy family history related to Lorain Ave. and W. 41st St in Ohio City, the neighborhood I have lived in since 2002.
May his legacy of care be the measurement standard for eye care professionals everywhere, as he was truly a special man.

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