1942-2214 WEST DOVER Jeff Novy, 71, a resident of Chipmunk Lane, passed away April 17, 2014 at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington. Jeff was born in Bay Village, Ohio 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. Jeff worked in investments for Pacific Bank in Los Angeles, California and, upon moving to Vermont, owned and operated the Schroder Haus Inn in Wilmington. Most recently, he worked at Snow Lake Lodge at Mt. Snow. Jeff 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. Jeff 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, New York, his sister Gail Palmer of Danville, California, his grandchildren Eleanor and Gabriel, and his dog Willow. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Jeff will be held Tuesday April 22, 2014 at 11:30 am at the West Dover Congregational Church. Rev. Emily Heath will officiate. Interment will follow in Riverview Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held at the church from10:30-11:30am. Gifts in Jeff's 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, Vermont.
Covey & Allen Funeral and Cremation Service
44 East Main St. Wilmington, VT 05363
Published in Brattleboro Reformer from Apr. 19 to Apr. 21, 2014