Jeffrey Wayne Dovel

February 14, 1959 - April 1, 2010

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DOVEL, Jeffrey W. beloved husband of Janice Dovel (nee Bruner), loving father of Nathan (Sally), Jessica and Abby Dovel, dear grandfather of Robby Dovel, cherished son of John and Violet Dovel, brother of John Scott (Leigh) Dovel and Tina (Chris) Platfoot. Loving uncle and loyal friend of many. Jeff was a Registered Nurse with Hospice of Cincinnati. Thursday April 1, 2010 age 51. Visitation at Hodapp Funeral Home, 6041 Hamilton Ave. College Hill 45224 Friday, April 9th from 4-8. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Clare Church 1443 Cedar Ave. College Hill 45224 Saturday, April 10th at 10 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Cincinnati, the Wellness Community or St. Clare Church.


Michele Tarsitano-Amato - Apr 11, 2010

Janet and family,
I am very sorry for your loss. May you find hope and support in each other and through the art and creativity you share.

Scott Shatzer - Apr 10, 2010

My thoughts are with the Dovel family in their time of loss.

tina landis - Apr 10, 2010

Tina, I’m so sorry about the lost of your brother. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. keep your spirits up and we’re all thinking about you.

Veronica - Apr 9, 2010

As a new hire, Jeff showed great patience orienting me. He was such a caring and professional nurse, I hope one day I could be as helpful as him. Thank you for sharing him with us at HOC.

Deborah Miller HA - Apr 9, 2010

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Dovel family. Jeff will be truely missed by everyone. I had the oppertunity to work with Jeff when i worked on the central team.He was a great nurse and a great friend. I will miss him dearly. My prayers are with his family. Deborah Miller/HOSPICE AIDE/AND FAMILY

Deborah Miller HA - Apr 9, 2010
Bill Neus & JoAnn Summer - Apr 9, 2010

Our thoughts and Prayers are with Jeff’s family. God Bless,

Michelle Linares - Apr 9, 2010

I would like to express my sincere condolences to Jeff’s dear family. I believe he will not be far from us all, in memory or spirit.

Sue Jasbeck Steinberg - Apr 9, 2010

While I have not been in touch since college days long ago, I am saddened to learn of Jeff’s passing. It was always a joy to know his quietly warm and kind ways. Jeff was a candle of light to everyone who came into contact with him. Janice, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Warren Scott & Claire Haun - Apr 8, 2010

Dear Ones;
When Katrina brought us together, we knew we had found special blessings! Our hearts are celebrating the joy of Jeff’s life and the legacy he left his beloved family. Although we cannot be there in person…we are in spirit. Sending you prayers, love and the assurance that the beauty of Jeff’s life was far-reaching.
Love from Arkansas to each of you!

Jeff Beigel - Apr 8, 2010

I went to high school with Jeff and fondly remember his positive attitude and approach to life. Although I have not seen him for years, I was saddened to learn of his passing at such a young age.

My condolences to his family and loved ones.

Anita Morel - Apr 7, 2010

To the family of Jeff Dovel, I wanted to let you know that you are in my thoughts are prayers. Jeff was one of the kindest person I have ever met. He was so great with his patients and peers that I consider it a honor to have worked with him. He will be truly missed by everyone. I will continue to pray for you all. God Bless.

Lloyd Moore - Apr 7, 2010

What a gift to have known Jeff, his spirit,love, caring nature and his knowledge will be how I will remember him most. I will miss him!!

Lorrie Strickley-Hahn - Apr 7, 2010

To the family and loved one of Jeff. I was literally online looking for another death notice and I saw Jeff had passed away. I was totally shocked. Jeff was my mom’s nurse when she was dying of COPD 9 yrs ago. He would make my mom’s day when he would come to check on her weekly. My mom had the best sense of humor and Jeff would play right along with her. He was truly a great person and I still talk about how wonderful he was to my mom all the time. He is surely going to be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. God Bless You All.

Amy Finnegan - Apr 7, 2010

My deepest sympathy is with your family, Jeff was a great person. I am very sorry to hear of his passing and your loss. Amy Finnegan

Darlene (Carr) and Rich Knipe - Apr 6, 2010

Our thoughts and Prayers are with Jeff’s family. We were so sad to hear of his passing. God Bless,

Maria & Dave Power - Apr 6, 2010

We are so sorry to hear the news of Jeff’s passing. He was truly a role model for us all and a blessing. He had such a great joy of living and we will all truly miss him. I know even now he is watching over you all, and the world will be a better place with Jeff as our newest angel. Please know you will remain in our prayers.

Dina and Jim Marchal - Apr 6, 2010

Family of Jeff (especially Tina)

We are so sorry for the loss of your brother. He had a very hard battle and though he is in a better place it so hard to lose some one you love. I can understand. Please know we are here (includes Julie) and have always been their for you. Though in the past we haven’t always kept in close touch we consider you a dear friend. Take care of yourself and each other in this difficult time. Love Always!

Cindy Wells - Apr 6, 2010

Jeff was a one in a million man. It was an honor to be his friend as well as work with him. His smile and positive outlook on life will be truly missed.

Sherri Cebul - Apr 5, 2010

My heart reaches out to your entire family and to the community of fellow Westerners who mourn a moral, kind, Christian gentleman and friend. God has taken Jeff in His Loving Arms and he know no sorrow or pain now.

God bless you all,

Ron and Sherri Willms - Apr 5, 2010

Janice, Nathan, Jessica, Abby and family. Words cannot express how we grieve with you and yet at the same time rejoice in the timing of Jeff’s passing to the next life – resurrecting with Christ through the Triduum! What a blessing! We have been and will continue to pray for your family during this trying time. We are so grateful to have known Jeff and look forward to seeing him again in heaven – thanks be to God. May your faith and the knowledge that friends and family are praying for you bring comfort and peace.

Ron & Sherri Willms - Apr 5, 2010

Janice, Nathan, Jessica, Abby and all family. Words cannot express how we feel about all of you and what you are going through. We are all so blessed to have known Jeff and so very grateful that you had these extra weeks after the first spiral. We have all been praying and will continue to pray for your family. What a beautiful time of year for Jeff to pass to his new life – celebrating the resurrection with Jesus. May your faith and the knowledge that friends and family are thinking of you be some comfort during this time. God bless you!

Larry and Ida Snavley - Apr 5, 2010
Richard Gundolf - Apr 5, 2010
Jim D'Andrea - Apr 5, 2010
Brenda Cotter - Apr 5, 2010

Janice and Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. Jeff was a very caring man and we will definitely miss him at camp. Please know that you are in our prayers.

Brenda, Casey and Callie Cotter

Marc Chizek - Apr 4, 2010

Janice… I am so sorry to hear the news about Jeff. He was a true “gentle man”. I’ll miss him on Tuesday night’s. When we get back in town I’ll try to catch up with you. Take care, love to your family.

Ginny Drees Owens - Apr 4, 2010

I knew Jeff in high school and he was truly a great guy to go through high school with. My deepest sympathy goes out to all of his family and friends during this time.

Ginny Owens

Robert Usalis - Apr 4, 2010
Julie Dunlap Milligan - Apr 4, 2010

My deepest sympathies to the family. I had heard what a wonderful nurse Jeff was. I am so sorry for your loss.

David Freudenthal - Apr 4, 2010

Jeff was my inspiration in nursing school. His love and compassion was unending. That is what eventually brought him to Hospice nursing. When Jeff went to nursing school he worked in a group home at night, went to school full time and had a wonderful family life as well. He managed to graduate with a 4.0 average as well. He never stopped singing the praises of Janice with whose love and support he was able to accomplish all of those things. We have lost one of the greatest men God put on this earth. I will miss him.

Marty and Bob Nuhn - Apr 4, 2010

Dear Janice and family, our hearts go out to you in love and sympathy. Jeff was a wonderful person and we feel blessed to have known him. We will be with you in spirit.

Rob Pottorf - Apr 3, 2010

My heartfelt sympathies go out to the Dovel family.

Jeff was a wonderful classmate and friend. He always had a kind and encouraging word and I don’t ever remember him being down. He was definitely one of a kind.

My heart is saddened but knowing that his faith was strong and his belief in an all loving Father makes me sure of where he is tonight.

God Bless you Jeff – you will be missed.

Joan and David Houser - Apr 3, 2010

We are so saddened by your tremendous loss, but comforted that he is in a better place in the loving arms of his Savior.

Sally Siehl Elwood - Apr 3, 2010

We are deeply saddened by Jeff’s passing, but we know he is serene and eternally comforted with The Lord. Thank you, Janice, for informing us about his brave fight to stay on this Earth with his family and friends. Jeff’s friendship has meant so much over the years to those of us from Sidney High. May God Bless your family always.
Sally Siehl Elwood

Gary Meddock - Apr 3, 2010

Jeff’s first act of kindness to me was when he wrote me an introduction letter before we met and shared a room freshman year. It helped me feel comfortable and one couldn’t ask for a better roommate.

Jeff had a way of reaching out and sharing his kind spirit, and I know that will live on in everyone he has touched.

I extend my sincerest condolences.

Dave & Terry Dunnavant - Apr 3, 2010