Eugene Joseph Novotni, age 85, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, passed away on July 20, 2021 at Violet Springs Health Campus. Gene was born October 10, 1935 to the late Stephen and Mary (Krivusti) Novotni in The Plains, Ohio. He served in the US Army and was a retired machinist, having worked at Federal Glass and Columbus Auto Parts, until they closed. Gene is survived by his children Nora, Julie, Michael (Wendy), Paul (Mindy); grandchildren Zack (Chelsea), Mitchell (Teresa), Natalie, Nina; great-grandchild Thomas Joseph; Sandra (Schaffer)Cantrell, raised as a sister; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by wife, Hazel (Tharp) Novotni; 3 brothers and 8 sisters. A Visitation will be held on FRIDAY, July 23, 2021, from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM at the Pfeifer Funeral Home, Reynoldsburg, funeral immediately following with Deacon Steve Venturini officiating. Burial in Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gene's memory to the Mount Carmel Hospice. Online condolences available at www.pfeiferfuneral.com.
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