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Obituary for Ronald J. Novotny

April 5, 2017
Churchville, Pennsylvania


Ronald J. Novotny, 69, of Churchville, PA, died April 5, 2017 at Fox Chase Cancer Center. Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, Ronald is known to friends and family as Ron or Poppy.

Ron is a Vietnam Army Veteran who was honored and proud to have served his country. After 25 years with Boeing Corp. as an Industrial Engineer in the aeronautical division, Ron spent his retirement doing what he loved most, staying active in family activities. Poppy was an avid golfer and enjoyed cheering on his grandson during basketball, baseball, and football seasons.

Ronald is the son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Novotny and the loving husband of 46 years to MaryAnne Novotny. He is the devoted father of Ronald J. Jr. of Philadelphia, Jason Novotny (Amanda), and Christine Novotny and her husband Jay Rymal. Poppy earned that title as the very proud grandfather of Nicholas Novotny. Ronald is also survived by his brother Joseph Novotny and his wife Jean.

Relatives and friends are invited to Ronald's Life Celebration on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 from 10:30 to 11:30 and to his Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 at the Church of St. Andrew, 81 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA Interment will be in Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown at 9:30 on Wednesday, April 12 2017.

Memorial contributions in Ronald's name may be made to the Fox Chase Cancer Center, 333 Cottman Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19111-2497 or online at

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