Edward Francis Novotny, 91 of Westerville passed away peacefully at home Monday, January 27, 2020.
Born January 21, 1929 in Portage, PA to Steve and Susan Novotny. One of 11 children. Graduated from Portage Township High School where he played football. Joined the Navy in 1948 and served during the Korean War aboard the USS Orion and was honorably discharged in 1952. The married Nancy Louise Farren in 1953 and had their first daughter Rebecca in 1954. Soon after the family moved to Columbus, Ohio in1958 they welcomed a second daughter, Joyce. The family then moved to Westerville. Retired from Timken Manufacturing He loved annual fishing trips to Canada, nature walks and spending time with family.
Preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, youngest daughter Joyce Marie Novotny Teague and son-in-law Jeffrey Newell.
Survived by his loving wife, Nancy Louise Farren Novotny; eldest daughter Rebecca Novotny Newell; granddaughters Cassandra Newell (Keith Walter) and Jamie Testa (Tom); great grandchildren Cody Carroll (Mikaela Stewart), Kayla Carroll, Kaydence Testa, Randyn Walter; Great great grandson Kayden Carroll..
Friends may call 10 to 11 AM Thursday, January 30, 2020 at HILL FUNERNAL HOME, Westerville followed by services at 11 AM. Rev. Fr. David Gwinner officiatng. Interment Blendon Cemetery.