Richard G. Novotny, 61, computer programmer

December 01, 2003

Richard G. Novotny, a computer programmer for government agencies, died yesterday at University of Maryland Medical Center from multiple causes, including an infection. The Ellicott City resident was 61.

Born in Baltimore, Mr. Novotny moved to Harford County with his family and graduated from Bel Air High School in 1960. He was a 1965 graduate of the University of Baltimore, and also took training at IBM.

Mr. Novotny served in the Army National Guard.

He worked for the National Security Agency and the state Motor Vehicle Administration and court system. He retired in 1992, but five years later returned to work as a computer programmer for Ritz Camera - a job he held until his death.

Mr. Novotny was a volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America and a member of Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church in Marriottsville, where he served as an elder and sang in the choir.

A memorial service will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hubbard Funeral Home, 4107 Wilkens Ave.

Survivors include his wife, the former Rebecca Fleming; a daughter, Marcia Kane of Prince Frederick; a son, Richard Novotny Jr. of Eldersburg; his mother, Lillian Novotny of Catonsville; a sister, Lynn Montgomery of Enterprise, Fla.; and three grandchildren.

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