John Edward Novotney

November 10, 1963 - June 28, 2023

11/10/1963 - 06/28/2023

Past Services

Thursday July 13, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions

John Edward Novotney, 59, of Wheeling, WV, passed away Wednesday morning at Stonerise Home Health in Moundsville.

Born on November 10, 1963, in Wheeling, John was the son of Edward Stephen Novotney and the late Marilyn Davies (Wynkoop) Novotney.

John was a proud 1982 graduate of Central Catholic High School and a graduate of West Liberty University. He was an invested enthusiast in the music of many genres, but classic rock from the 1960s-70s was his most favorite. John loved the outdoors, enjoyed hunting and fishing, was a big Mountaineer fan, and he followed closely his beloved Seattle Seahawks.

Most of all, though, John adored his three daughters, Lauren Wallace (Seth), and twins Emily and Katie Novotney, and his two grandsons, Rhett Robinson and Miles Wallace.

A most kind, generous, and fun-loving man, John was a father, a big brother, a favorite uncle, and a loyal friend. In addition to his children and grandchildren, John is survived by his father, Edward Novotney, his siblings Steven Edward (Michelle) and Marla Jean Sharkey (Michael), nieces and nephews Amanda Eikey, Michael Novotney, Gavin, Rowyn, and Edan Sharkey, stepchildren Randi Shiben, Trace Shiben and Tilynn Holmes, the mother of his twins and dear friend, Tammy Cumpston, Katie’s fiancé, Tyler Robinson, and his fury nephew, Einstein.

A memorial service gathering will be held at Altmeyer Funeral Home at 1400 Eoff Street from 6 p.m. until time of service at 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 13, and a Celebration of Life for John is scheduled for July 23rd at Generations Restaurant and Pub in Wheeling from 2-6 p.m. All family and friends are strongly encouraged to attend both gatherings.

Memorial contributions can be made to Catholic Charities at 2000 Main Street in Wheeling.


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Kathleen Swayngim
7 months ago

I’m a classmate of John, class of 82 he was a really nice man I remember him always wearing his army coat in school, now he’s resting peaceful up in heaven 🙏 to all his family. Go Knights

Jeff Valek
7 months ago

John was the first person I met, and first friend I had when I moved to Wheeling in 1974. We went to grade school, high school, and my college roommate. We had many adventures together over the decades. I will miss you, my friend. Jesus loves you!

Susan Ellis Stewart
7 months ago

I went to school with John. Class of 1982. He was a great friend in school. Our loss is heavens gain. Rest in peace John!!!!

Joseph P Cupp
7 months ago

I went to high school with John, CCHS class of 1982 Though I’d not seen him since then, I do remember him. We may not have been real “friends” but we were friendly and we talked often in the halls or cafeteria. He was a little quirky (which I liked because I am a little quirky) and terribly funny. And kind to a classmate who was more of a misfit than “cool” kid.

My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

Joey Cupp

Deidre (Dee-Dee) Morton Pettinga
7 months ago

Sincere condolences to the Novotney family over the loss of John, my St. Mike’s classmate. Sadly, gone too soon.

Ann Koegler
7 months ago

Steve and family – my deepest sympathy. Prayers for comfort and peace, and faith that you’ll be reunited. AnnK.

Michael Queer
7 months ago

Steve and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I am not certain that I ever met John but Steve as your brother I am sure that he was an amazing guy. Just wanted you to know that I was thinking of you during this time…

Paul Mueller
7 months ago

Glad I had a visit with you, John. Wish I could have given you that ride in the car. You’re on a better ride now

Paul Mueller

Dennis R Albaugh
7 months ago

My sincere and humble condolences to the family and friends of John. I prayed for John every day as he is a good friend and a good person. He won’t have to suffer anymore. His battle is over. Denny Albaugh