Stephen Bernard Novotny III, age 39, resident of 118 Fairfield Avenue, Erie, PA died unexpectedly of natural causes at his home on Monday, September 19, 2016. Born in Erie on March 29, 1977, Stephen is a son of Stephen Bernard Novotny, Jr. and the former Barbara A. Fluegel.

novotny-stephen001Following his graduation from Fort LeBoeuf High School in 1995, Stephen began his life’s work as truck driver. He was employed by several businesses in the Erie area both as a driver and as a route salesman.

Stephen was an avid Pittsburgh Penguins and Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He enjoyed bowling,? golfing, classic rock, and reading. He owned an extensive collection of rock music and professional sport’s cards.

Surviving Stephen is his wife – the former Jackie Brittain of Erie; his mother – Barbara A. Zimmerman and her husband, Paul of Concord, NC; his father – Stephen Bernard Novotny Jr. of Erie; his grandmother – Betty Loomas of Orlando, FL ; and his brother – Gregory Thomas Novotny of Durham, NC. He is further survived by his mother-in-law – Rosemarie Rendulic, a sister-in-law Danielle Rendulic, several aunts, uncles, and cousins including Shannon Ferrare, all of Erie.

Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs on Thursday evening, September 22nd from 6 until 8 p.m.