David F. Novotny

October 14, 1944 - September 27, 2015 

David F. Novotny

October 14, 1944 - September 27, 2015 

Obituary for David F. Novotny

David F. Novotny, 70, of Rome, passed away peacefully at home Sunday, September 27, 2015. He was born October 14, 1944 in Palmerton, PA, the son of Francis and Phyllis Weight Novotny. On October 23, 1965 he married Durrell Nelson.
David was a veteran of the US Air Force, retiring after 23 years of service in 1985. He spent the next 25 years working for the Department of Defense at Griffiss Air Force Base for the Eastern Air Defense Sector (EADS).
He was a dedicated member of the Lee American Legion and former Oneida County Commander. David loved to travel with his wife.
Surviving besides his loving wife of 49 years, Durrell, is his mother, Phyllis Novotny and her companion, Paul Staruch, of Nesquehoning, PA; two daughters and a son-in-law, Yolanda and Roy Metott of Camden and Renee Novotny of Rome; three sisters Bonnie (Edward) Donohue of Hamilton, NJ , Betty (Michael) Reed of E. Stroudsburg, PA, and Nancy (companion, Jack Carr) Wilson of Dillsburg, PA; four cherished grandchildren, Andrew, Aaron, Ashlie and Noah; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Francis.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11:00am at Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, Inc., 418 N. George St., Rome. Interment will take place in Evergreen Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 4:00pm to 7:00pm and Saturday from 10:00am to 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, contributions in David’s memory may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care.

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