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Frank “Pap” Novotny

  • On July 13, 2018
Frank “Pap” Novotny, of Houston Pa, passed away on July 11, 2018 peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family.  Devoted husband to his late wife Katherine.  Father to Rebecca, grandfather to Nicole (Jen) Nathan (Allison) and Ryan.  Great-grandfather to Aubri and Jaxon.
He was a part of the second graduating class at CHHS.  Pap was a Veteran of the US Army where he served his country in WWII.  A farmer at heart, following the war he came home to work on his family’s farm.  Later in life, he became a postal worker then retired as postmaster from Avella after 28 years.
Pap loved the local sports teams, especially his grandkids softball (Greenleaf trophies) baseball and football teams.  A loyal neighbor, member of CBG Senior Citizen Center, he always enjoyed gardening, cooking, listening to music, telling a good joke or discussing history and politics.
He helped raise his 5 grandchildren with love and patience, always having time to answer a question or solve a problem, no matter how small, never turning down the opportunity to swing them on the swingset or to sing a song.
Family and friends are welcome on Monday, July 16, 2018 from 2 PM until the time of service at 7 PM at Cremation and Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317, (724) 260-5546.
Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at www.cremationfuneralcare.com.

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Nardis Hardie
  • Jul 13 2018
May God bring you peace at this sad time. With Deepest Sympathy.
Debby Patterson
  • Jul 14 2018
My condolences to the family. He was a great man and friend. May God bless you all with love and fond memories.
Carole Rozanc
  • Jul 14 2018
I am so sorry for your loss, prayers and love to the family.
Mary Ortega
  • Jul 15 2018
My Uncle Frank, I remember the fun we had when I was just a little girl, you teased us all of the time, you even let me ride on the back of one of the pigs being raised on the farm, I screamed and the pig squealed and you laughed, you loved to make roads in your mashed potatoes and of course Butch and I had to do it too, then Grandma would yell at you, but we would just giggle and do it again. I was so fortunate to grow up on the Novotny Farm, early each morning mom would get the cows ready to be milked in the lower barn, no matter how cold it was I can remember going down to the barn with mom, I even remember looking up at the sky and seeing the stars were still out and how wonderful life was, one Easter mom and I left you an Easter Basket in the barn and I remember the Canonsburg 4th. of July Parade, you decorated one of the tractors and wagon, early on the day of the parade you drove that tractor and wagon all the way to town to be in the parade, I can remember being so excited and could hardly wait to get to town to watch you in the parade. So many memories, so much fun. I won't say good by, I'll just say I'll see you again some day. Rest in Peace...God Bless