NORTH CANTON W. Roderic Covey, an advertising executive who also devoted his time and expertise to make his adopted group a far better put, has died pursuing a brief sickness.
He was 91.
In accordance to his obituary:
Covey, a native of Martin’s Ferry, joined the Navy at 17 and later graduated from Ohio State University in 1952 with a degree in community relations.
He was recruited by the former Timken Roller Bearing Co. to work as an assistant editor of the firm’s employee magazine, and afterwards joined Meldrum & Fewsmith, an marketing agency in Cleveland.
In 1967, Covey released his very own promoting and promoting agency, Covey and Koons, in Canton, in accordance to his obituary.
Covey, who afterwards moved to North Canton, was deeply associated as a volunteer in quite a few local community companies and local charities, which includes the Boy Scouts, the Professional Football Hall of Fame Festival, the Canton Advertising and marketing Club, which named him “Ad Man of the 12 months” in 1968.
He also served as president of the Stark County Hunger Task Drive all through the 1990s and was a fundraiser on behalf of the Good friends of the North Canton Library and regional veterans’ businesses. He was instrumental in the development of the North Canton Veterans Memorial in Bitzer Park.
“My father experienced an amazing daily life and built the earth a greater place,” said Craig Covey. “He excelled at every little thing he did – at remaining a father, grandfather, and partner, serving his region and fellow man, and managing his organization. He was generous with his time and sources. He cared about and worked hard to advertise his group.”
In a lot more current several years, Covey was identified for his advocacy in preserving a generations-old magnolia tree in his community. He recruited each neighbors and tree experts, who decided that the cucumber magnolia was far more than 400 decades outdated and the most significant of its kind in Ohio.
He was preceded in dying by 4 siblings, and by his wife, June (Holliday) Covey and his children’s mother, Patricia (Wylie) Covey.
Covey is survived by sons Rod A. (Kathie) Covey and Craig Covey daughter, Lisa Covey (Peter Burgher) of Winslow, Maine 3 grandchildren, a brother, Richard (Elvira) Covey of Jacksonville, Fla. stepchildren, Richard, Bret (Patty) and Todd Holliday several action-grandchildren and great-grandchildren, a number of nieces and nephews, and his cat Sir Thomas.
No provider will be held at this time due to the pandemic, but a memorial celebration will be declared at a later date.
Memorial donations may be manufactured to the Akron-Canton Regional Food items Bank, 350 Option Parkway, Akron, Ohio, 44307-2234, or Cripple Creek Ferals and Friends, P.O. Box 172, Uniontown, Ohio, 44685. Condolences may possibly be left at www.arnoldfuneralhome.com. Arnold & Spiker-Foster-Shriver.