Mr. Novy was born in Bay Village, OH, on August 11, 1942, the son of the late Melvin Edward and Anne (Murphy) Novy, and graduated from Bay Village High School.
He received his bachelor of science degree from the University of Miami of Ohio where he concentrated in economics.
Mr. Novy worked in investments for Pacific Bank in Los Angeles, and, upon moving to Vermont, owned and operated the Schroder Haus Inn in Wilmington. Most recently, he worked at Snow Lake Lodge at Mount Snow.
Mr. Novy was a United States Navy veteran, serving in Guam and the Indian Ocean; an active member of the West Dover Congregational Church; and past president of the local chapter of Trout Unlimited.
He enjoyed fly fishing, jazz, golf, college football, Formula One racing, and all kinds of history, especially maritime. He was a proud friend of Bill W. for 32 years, helping many others during that time.
Mr. Novy is survived by his wife, Kathy, whom he married January 9, 2005; his son, Edward Geoffrey Novy Jr., of Pennsylvania; his daughter, Nicole Novy-Schneider and her husband Brian, of Tarrytown, NY; his sister, Gail Palmer, of Danville, CA; his grandchildren, Eleanor and Gabriel; and his dog, Willow.
Funeral services for Mr. Novy were held Tuesday April 22, at the West Dover Congregational Church. Rev. Emily Heath officiated. Interment followed in Riverview Cemetery.
Gifts in his memory may be made to the Dr. John Kelly Memorial Fund at Veterans Education and Research Association of Northern New England, Attn: Priscilla West, 215 North Main Street, White River Junction, VT 05009.
The family has entrusted arrangements to the care of Covey Allen & Shea Funeral Home, 44 East Main Street, Wilmington, VT.