Joann Novotny (nee. Gavel), age 78, passed away April 6, 2022. Beloved wife of Joseph Novotny. Proud mother of Lisa (Randy) Andrews and Laurie (Art) Thompson. Caring grandmother of Nathan Luft, Kayla Andrews, Kailee (Josh) Biller, and Casey (Matt) Kokal. Great-grandmother of Blake, Alexis, and Brantley. Dear sister of Maryann (George) Koufos, Aggie Herrick, and Joe Gavel. Loving aunt of many more.
Joann lived life to the fullest and had many vibrant facets to her personality. She loved to root for her favorite football teams: University of Michigan and The Steelers, as well as watching The Indians games and WWE. In her younger years, she made some of the most legendary perogies.
Some of Joann's most treasured outings were to try her luck at casinos, from the Mountaineer to the MGM, with the love of her life, Joseph. She was a devout parishioner of Church of the Assumption for many years. Above all, Joann was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and beyond, and will be greatly missed by so many.
Memorials may be forwarded to The ASPCA, PO Box 96929, Washington, DC 20090. Services held privately for family. (440) 237-4569 www.buschcares.com