William “Bill” Novotny, 94, of Newton Falls passed peacefully in Trumbull Regional Medical Center in Warren surrounded by his loving family. He was born on December 17, 1926 in Newton Falls, Ohio, the son of Andrew and Anna Gavulic Novotny.
Bill was raised in Newton Falls and was a 1944 graduate of Newton Falls High School. Shortly after graduating, on August 19, 1944, Bill enlisted into the United States Navy. He served on the USS LST- 1001 in the South Pacific during World War II.
When he returned home from the service, Bill became a carpenter and worked in outside construction. He worked on the construction of the GM Lordstown plant. Upon completion of the building, he would become employed by the plant in the skilled trades in carpentry from 1966 until his retirement in 1990.
After retiring he continued to keep busy by working with local dealerships driving cars to various locations. He also had other driving jobs that kept him active.
Bill enjoyed his family most of all. His wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were his world. He loved to be around people and talk. He always made sure he attended and loved watching every event he could of the children and grandchildren with his wife, Irma. His smile, sense of humor and comical phrases lit up a room and made people laugh. Bill loved family gatherings and was most happy when he had his family at the house with him. He enjoyed playing cards with his family and being outdoors working on his lawn and home. He was a lifetime member St. Joseph Church of Newton Falls.
Bill is survived by his caring family, his wife, Irma, whom he married on September 5, 1964; his children, Mike Novotny (Sandra Turner) and Andrea Novotny (Bill Strang); his five grandchildren, Matthew Novotny (Cassie Kellar), Nathan Novotny (Destinee Smith), Alexis Novotny (Nick Santucci), Christopher Greathouse and Joey Urso; his three great grandchildren, Osmond, Oaklynn and Benji and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding Bill were his parents, Anna and Andrew Novotny and his ten siblings, Andy, Steve, George, Joe, Marion, Anna, Kay, Sue, Eileen and Judy.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 21, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Borowski Memorial Home in Newton Falls and also on Monday, March 22, 2021 from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 at St. Mary and St. Joseph Parish in Newton Falls. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Thomas Eisweirth as celebrant.
Bill will be laid to rest in St. Joseph Cemetery in Paris Township where the United States Navy and Newton Falls Veterans Honor Guard will hold military honors.
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