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Stephen T. Novatne

July 31, 1929 — September 10, 2022

Stephen T. Novatne, 93, of Bethlehem and previously of Fort Lauderdale FL, passed away on September 10, 2022 at St. Lukes Fountain Hill. Born on July 31, 1929, in Bethlehem, he was the son of the late Theresa (Shepley) and Stephen J. Novatne.

Stephen is a United States Army Veteran, he served for two years in Germany. He also attended Lehigh University for a short time. He and his wife, Norma and their children relocated to Florida for 13 years for his job making corrugated cartons. Stephen was an avid Formula 1 and NASCAR race fan. He also enjoyed Road Rallies for over 40 years.

Stephen was smart, quick witted, and always loved a good joke. He will be dearly missed by all who loved him.

He will be lovingly remembered by his two sons, Stephen Novatne and Joel (Sheila) Novatne; four daughters, Stephanie Ferrell, Dorothy Novatne, Rosemary Sherman, and Marianne (Mark) Lamson; brother, William Novatne; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Stephen was preceded in death by his wife of 33 years, Norma, who he lost to lung cancer in 1993; sister, Josephine Kopchak; and sister-in-law, Kaz Novatne.

A viewing will be held on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 from 10-11:00 a.m. at Connell Funeral Home, 245 E. Broad St., Bethlehem, PA 18018. A funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Holy Saviour Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Aark Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center, or 1501 Upper Stump Rd., Chalfont, PA 18914 in Stephens name.

Holy Saviour
2575 Linden St,
Bethlehem PA 18017

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Connell Funeral Home, Inc.
245 E. Broad St.
Behtlehem PA 18018

Funeral Service
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
11:00 AM
Connell Funeral Home, Inc.
245 E. Broad St.
Behtlehem PA 18018

Funeral HomeConnell Funeral Home, Inc.
245 East Broad St.
Bethlehem PA - 18018

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