Carol A. Novotny, 92, of Avon Lake, Ohio passed away Sunday, September 25, 2022 following a brief illness. She was born December 15, 1929 in Cleveland, Ohio to parents Walter and Eldora (nee Priest) Bleser.
Carol spent her early life in Lakewood but moved with her family to Avon Lake as a teenager. She graduated from Avon Lake High School in 1947 and has been a resident the remainder of her life. Carol was active and social, with many friends and met her husband Wilbur (Wib) Novotny at a St. Joseph Parish gathering in the early 1950's. They enjoyed a long and loving marriage until he passed away in 1982.
Carol attended college at Hillsdale College, where she was a member of the Chi Omega sorority. She was later a member of the Gamma Rho sorority in Avon Lake. Carol worked as a bookkeeper and retired as the financial officer from Novotny Catering in Avon Lake. She kept herself busy raising her three sons, playing bridge every Friday, and enjoying social gatherings with her friends.
Carol is survived by her three cherished sons, Mark (Linda), Del (Kathy), and Dave (Karen); beloved grandchildren Doug (Chrissy), Kimberly, Shannon Leahy (Matt), Jennifer Wheeler (Damon), Stephen (Ashley Kirkpatrick), Christopher, Sarah Miles, and Emily Miles; great-grandchildren Lucy, Joseph, Caroline, Thomas, Theo, and Andrew; and close friend and companion Charles Culberson. She is preceded in death by her husband Wilbur Novotny; parents; and sister Barbara Hague.
Memorial contributions suggested to Catholic Charities, Diocese of Cleveland, 7911 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102 or at https://www.ccdocle.org/.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 11:30am at St. Joseph Church, 32946 Electric Blvd, Avon Lake. Family will greet friends at the church from 10:00am - 11:30am prior to the Mass. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Avon, Ohio.
To view the Mass live online please visit https://boxcast.tv/view/funeral-mass-for-carol-novony-ovqgwmajqjfbta9sbn3k 440.933.3202 www.buschcares.com