Dad at Matt & Michelle's wedding
Jeffrey Alan Robey
  • 60 years old
  • Date of birth: Jan 1, 1955
  • Place of birth:
    Lakewood, Ohio, United States
  • Date of passing: Oct 20, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Deland, Florida, United States
Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us everyday

Jeffrey A. Robey, 60, passed away suddenly on October 20, 2015. He was born on January 1, 1955 in Lakewood, Ohio and lived the majority of his life in Medina, Ohio.  He retired from Alcoa in 2009 after a 30 year career as an engineer and has spent the last 6 years traveling and spending time with family.  He and his wife, Linda, split time between Ohio and Florida and have made many friends along the way. Jeff enjoyed hunting, golfing, camping and riding his "motor-scooter" but will be remembered most as a man who loved his family above all else.  Jeff is survived by his wife of nearly 40 years, Linda; his children, Jennifer Weber (Michael), April Goodwin (Kyle) and Matthew Robey (Michelle); his grandchildren, Haylie and Olivia Weber, Adalyn and Caleb Goodwin and Cailyn and Harper Robey; his mother, Nancy Robey and siblings Greg Robey (Lynne) and Deborah Robey.  Preceeded in death by his father, Arthur Robey.

Family and Friends are invited to come together to celebrate his life and share memories on November 28th from 4-6 at Shale Creek Golf Club located at 5420 Wolff Rd. Medina, Ohio.

If you desire to make a donation in Jeff's honor, a memorial page has been created at The American Heart Association.

You held my hand when I was small
You caught me when I fell
You're the hero of my childhood
And my later years as well
And every time I think of you
My heart still fills with pride
Though I'll always miss you Dad
I know you're by my side
In laughter and in sorrow
In sunshine and through rain
I know you're watching over me
Until we meet again

 You will live on in our hearts forever Dad.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Don&Sandy Friend on 20th October 2016

"Linda & Family;  We think of Jeff so often and smile.  He was always happy and made us happy to be with him.  He's keeping everyone in heaven happy.  Love to you all."

This tribute was added by Joe Pronik on 2nd December 2015

"Our deepest sympathy. Jeff's smile was infectious but I remember his smirk even more. Loved playing softball with and against him many years ago. He was a really good person and Though we haven't seen him often. it was ALWAYS a real pleasure. may God bless."

This tribute was added by Chris Harris on 22nd November 2015

"Deepest sympathy to you Linda and your family.  Jeff left a wonderful legacy of life and love.  What treasured memories you all have.  He will always be with you.  Love and peace."

This tribute was added by Mark. Becky Krajewski on 19th November 2015

"Jeff my friend, and co worker, my car pool buddy ,my golf mentor,my daughters tutor.He changed the way I thought about my job.He gave me the confidence to do the job I am doing today.I will miss him."

This tribute was added by Jen Weber on 17th November 2015

"From Jan Mangan:

Jeff could make me laugh. He and Linda together were like a comedy team! Somehow God crossed our paths from Brunswick schools, baptist church up bringing, his Certified gas station, living in Chatham, our kids being in school together, taking my son on their family vacation, and basically just being a friend at all times.
I have Jeff to thank for introducing me to Linda. The best part of the deal. Jeff was an accomplished and confident man who had an opinion on even his phone ringtone. I love all that he stood for and I am honored to call him and his family my friends. May God keep you close by in heaven, mostly so you can keep him laughing Jeff.
I also hope The Big Guy upstairs gives you a window to watch over your wife, children and grands as life goes on here. Rest in peace"

This tribute was added by Tom Riemersma on 10th November 2015

"From early May until the latter part of September for more years than I can accurately count, I have had the privilege and honor to play golf two or three times a week with my friend and playing partner, Jeff Robey.  The humbling game of golf and Jeff's personality had many similarities as our foursome knew it.  Jeff was our LEADER as he was almost always the first one to the course and wouldn't let us leave that afternoon without a starting time for our next round.  Jeff was a FAIR man in that he took the time to figure out our handicaps after each round so that no one man had an unfair stroke advantage over another.  He was a COMPETITOR like no other as he couldn't wait to get to the next golf day if we had lost our match to our good friends Danny and Tom.

However, as much as Jeff loved the game of golf, family was the most important thing in his life.  Often as we were riding up and down the beautiful wooded hills of Rawiga C.C. we would talk about how we loved our wives and what a great life we had.  At other times we would be winding our way around the lakes at Grey Hawk talking about our kids and what wonderful lives they had made for themselves.  It was rare when Jeff didn't talk about his grandchildren as we played the wind swept third hole of Shale Creek.  They were all special to him though spread out over three states.

Jeff, I'll always remember the great times we've had over the many golf courses we've played.  So on be half of your foursome, Danny Morgan, Tom Luther, and myself, you will be missed, my friend, and I'm sure all of us hope to be reunited with you again one day."

This tribute was added by Debra Frickey on 8th November 2015

".....words can not express our sorrow over hearing about Jeff's death. He was an amazing man, always smiling, good hearted, will do any thing for anyone. Our hearts go out to Linda, Jenny, April and Matthew.
Know that you will see him in heaven. He is up there telling stories about golf, hunting, travel, and family. He loved you so so much.    Much love, Debbie, Bill, Christina, and Amy Frickey"

This tribute was added by Marianne Buzzelli Ofs on 6th November 2015

"I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I remember witnessing your loving relationship from the time of your early dating while we worked at Medina Hospital. Words can never express my deepest sympathy, but, you, Jeff, and your children will be in my thoughts and prayers. As I viewed your family photos over the years I can say that Jeff was certainly one of the greatest examples of fatherhood that I have ever witnessed. I know he will be greatly missed. I pray that Jesus and Mary will hold Jeff in Their loving arms in his new heavenly home. And, I pray for your healing in peace in this difficult time. My love is with you, Linda.   God bless you and Jeff.............."

This tribute was added by Mike Peters on 6th November 2015

"Linda and family

I had the pleasure of working with Jeff at Alcoa for many years.  I loved his spirit and his can do attitude.  My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, at this difficult time."

This tribute was added by Tom Luther on 6th November 2015

"Our foursome played golf at least 2 to 3 times a week. It was the best part of my summer. Jeff and Tom against Danny and me. I will always remember this bird on number 12 chasing Jeff every time he swung his club. Never us just Jeff. He would chase it and throw his driver at it but it always came back every week. I was lucky to play with Jeff before he left for Florida. On number 8 he made a 179 yard shot in the hole for an eagle. He was so happy smiling and talking for the rest of the round. I will always remember that. Jeff was my (our) great friend and I miss him. He will always have a place in my heart. Rest in peace buddy."

This tribute was added by steven madden on 5th November 2015

"Jeff was a good friend that I met while going to church in Brunswick, OH. We became close friends.  We played softball for many years together. Jeff introduced me to deer hunting and that became a well loved sport for me for many years. Even though I had to move to Texas we kept in touch through the years always talking about the good old times we shared. Every call was a blessing for me.  Linda, my heart goes out to you and your family for your loss.  You are in my heart and in my prayers always."

This tribute was added by Kathie Kyle Long on 5th November 2015

"So sorry I never met this wonderful man.  All my prayers go out to Linda and her family."

This tribute was added by Katerina Fundova on 5th November 2015

"I was lucky to meet Jeff Robey and his family in 1996 as 17-year-old exchange student. I will always remember him as a very nice man. I remember his encouraging words when I was shy to speak English (my native language is Czech). Thank you Jeff for all you and your family had done for me at that time. You will always be in my heart."

This tribute was added by Faye Curtis on 4th November 2015

"Jeff was our very friendly nephew. He was a great young man who enjoyed life and his dear family. When he was healthy and he would go hunting and fishing. After grand kids he was sometimes their caregivers. Just a wonderful man who went to heaven, too soon. We will sure miss his smile and laughter."

This tribute was added by Susan Arters on 4th November 2015

"Jeff will be missed ,by many in our small Chatham Community ! I am grateful for the time my son; Tyler was welcomed into the Robey home as Jeff, Linda and family babysit him, while I worked. Jeff was a true friend and great influence! I will miss him pulling into the driveway on his "motor-scooter" and chatting for awhile, to catch up on the "Chatham news"! Rest in Peace, until we meet again!"

This tribute was added by robert maybury on 4th November 2015

"What a blessing to have had Jeff in our lives. He was the personification of love, not only to his family, but to all of us who knew him. We are forever grateful that he touched our lives. He will live in our hearts forever. Love, the Mayburys."

This tribute was added by Peli Woods on 4th November 2015

"To the Family and Friends of Jeffrey,

Please except my deepest condolences.  It is unnatural to lose one so young in death.  Although I didn't have the pleasure of knowing "Jeff", I wanted to share some peaceful thoughts that helped me when I lost my mom to the enemy, death.  I've found comfort in knowing that "there is going to be a resurrection" (Acts 24:15)  I hope that you'll find comfort in knowing that you can see your loved one again during a time when "death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.  The former things have passed away." (Revelation 21:4)"

This tribute was added by Maynard Bassett on 4th November 2015

"I have a lot of good memories of Jeff from work & the golf course. A great friend and I will miss his emails. He is now in the hands of Jesus and He will take care of him. See you later friend."

This tribute was added by Thomas Herberth on 4th November 2015

"Jeff was a friend and a golf buddy. He was always smiling, he never had a bad word to say about anything or anyone. He will be missed by all who knew him. God bless him and give comfort to his family."

This tribute was added by Victor R. Balest on 4th November 2015

"Jeff Robey made it impossible not to love him as the wonderful person that he was. That is the ultimate gift that he gave us all."

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