Raymond Clayton Novatney Jr, DDS
Dr. Raymond C. Novatney Jr, a local retired dentist and longtime resident of New Smyrna died in his home on Saturday afternoon, July 25th at 3:40 pm. His daughters were at his side when he passed. He died at the age of 86.
Born to Dr. and Mrs. RC Novatney, MD in Cleveland, Ohio on December 6, 1933. The family moved to Elyria, Ohio in his infancy where he grew up with his cherished sister Sally and his pets. His parents nicknamed him Jerry.
His generation is survived by his sister Sally Novatney and his beloved cousin Jack Novatney and wife June. Jerry has 3 children; Lisa Novatney, Laura Zerkel, RC Novatney III (Pete),4 grandchildren, Brandol Ray and Madelynn (Laura Zerkel) and Kyle and Raymond (Pete Novatney) 2 great grandchildren,from Brandol Ray and wife Krista.
Jerry Novatney served in the US Army, 64th MPCo, France(1956-1958). He attended Mercersburg Academy, Pa (1952) and Wooster College (1960) and the Chicago College of Dental Surgery (1964).
Dr. Novatney moved to New Smyrna from Chicago in 1964 with his wife and daughters where he opened his 35-year dental practice next to Littles Drugs on Canal Street. He was a member of many societies, was an avid fisherman, loved the yacht club, a good golf game and a few special friends. He retired in 1999.
His love of all animals was his primary goal in retirement
Donations for animal welfare would be appreciated.
Cremation by Baldwin Funeral Home, New Smyrna, Florida
Burial with military honors will be held 2:30 pm Friday August 28, 2020 at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery, Mims Florida
All who wish to attend can .