OBITUARY

Ian Edward Novotny

October 25, 1973January 5, 2019

Ian Edward Novotny October 25, 1973 – January 5, 2019 On January 5th, 2019 we said our final goodbyes to our beloved son, Ian Novotny, at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. Ian was born in Mtn. View, CA on October 25th, 1973 to Dave and Kathy (Taylor) Novotny. He grew up in Santa Clara, CA, enjoying all the activities of a typical 1980’s kid living in the suburbs – going to Star Wars movies, skateboarding, swimming, studying karate, playing soccer, and practicing his magic tricks. Ian attended Lynhaven Elementary School, Monroe Middle School, Blackford High School in San Jose and graduated from Prospect High School in Saratoga. In 2000 he moved to Granite Bay. In the spring of his senior year in 1992, Ian became very ill; after months of testing and consultation, he was diagnosed with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC), a chronic liver disease. With the support of the medical team at UC Davis GI Department, especially Dr. Christopher Bowlus, Ian was able to persevere through the limitations and discomfort of living with a chronic illness. Despite the physical challenges, Ian faced the world with joy and determination. He attended De Anza College and Sierra College and worked as his health permitted. He remained active in his Christian faith and was blessed with the fellowship he received at The Family Church in Roseville. A self-professed nerd, Ian was passionate about Star Trek, Dungeons and Dragons, Renaissance Fairs, and celebrating his Celtic roots. He loved his family, his church, and all the friends he made on his journey. In addition to his father and mother, Ian leaves behind his sister, Angie Novotny; nieces, Stephanie and Kiersten Villarreal; many aunts and uncles, including Lucille Bragga, Nancy Taylor, and Norman Novotny; and dozens of cousins and second cousins. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to PSC Partners Seeking a Cure (www.pscpartners.org) or the UC Davis Mind Institute.

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Andrea Hopper

January 12, 2019

Ian,

I am so thankful that you and I became friends. You were always there with a warm smile, thoughtful and meaningful encouragement, and a truly beautiful servant's heart. You made me laugh every Sunday, and I enjoyed, so much, serving with you on our tech team at Fellowship. I loved that you were always quick to respond to all my silly FB posts and thinking of you always has and always will bring me the biggest smile. You are a beautiful soul, Ian. You will be missed dearly, but I know that I will get to see you again soon...up in Heaven where we will, no doubt, through a big party, FC style!

~Andrea Hopper

Michelle Juhn-Nagy

January 8, 2019

Uncle Dave and Aunt Cathy, I can’t imagine the unbearable pain you are going through right now. Although I never met Ian, we did talk on Facebook and he was so very nice. I was proud to have him for my cousin. I know he is looking down from Heaven and smiling at the loving family he has. I pray your pain and sadness eases with time, leaving you with wonderful memories of a very special son. I love you all so very much.
Michelle

Yvonne Bertugli

January 8, 2019

Ian,
I will miss you even though I never met you. I have hear so much about you. Your Dad My uncle loved you deeply .He spoke so lovely about you each time we talked .

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY