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In Remembrance
Place of Residence:
Hoboken, NJ
Location on 9/11:
Cantor Fitzgerald | Derivatives Manager
The New York Times Portraits of Grief
The Brian C. Novotny Memorial Scholarship Fund

Rockland County Remembers


“The best portion of a good man’s life are his remembered acts of kindness and love,” this how we remember Brian Christopher Novotny. We met so many people from different states and different countries who shared their memories which reflected Brian’s kind, caring and humorous side." Brian was born and raised in New City, graduating from St. Augustine’s School where he played CYO Basketball. He played three sports, soccer, basketball and baseball while attending Albertus Magnus High School and played soccer at Lemoyne College.

Brian was 33 years old and worked as a Derivatives Manager for Cantor Fitzgerald. He epitomized the “American Dream”, the grandson of immigrant grandparents, who came to this country to provide a better life for themselves and their families. They would be proud of Brian’s accomplishments. Ironically Brian’s office looked out over Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, the same view his Irish immigrant grandparents saw as they came to this country ---America…home of the free and the brave.

Brian grew up in a large family and shared in the love and camaraderie that only someone from a large family would understand. He loved spending time with his Mom and Dad, sister, six brothers, two sisters-in-law and seven nieces and nephews at family celebrations, holidays, golf outings, hockey games and Yankee games. He had many friends and enjoyed the time he shared with them, one friend described his “perpetual optimism.” Brian was so fortunate to meet that special person, Teresa, with whom he shared a special love that can never be forgotten.

Brian’s memory will live on in the annual Brian Novotny Memorial Golf Outing, the St. Augustine Memorial Scholarships, the Albertus Magnus High School Memorial Scholarships, and the Memorial Garden at Albertus Magnus High School.