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Johnny Novello, 71, of Reno, Nevada passed away at his home on October 11, 2011.

He was born on February 15, 1940 in San Francisco, California to John and Nelly (Judd) Novello.

Johnny was proud to be one of the founding members of the Branded Few Motorcycle Club in 1969 in Reno, Nevada. He is highly regarded by many motorcycle enthusiasts throughout the west.

His funeral was held Friday, October 14, 2011 at the Mountain View Cemetery in Reno and was attended by his family and close friends along with the surviving original members of the Branded Few, who rode with him one last time, beside his coffin, before he was laid to rest.

Johnny was preceded in peace by his parents, John and Nelly; grandson, Pete Pardini; daughter, Barbara Jean Novello; and sister,Dolores Novello Ramirez Gretz.

He is survived by his wife Charlotte, his children John John Jr., Johnny Robert, Patricia, Theresa, Salvador, Sheila and Aileen along with lots and lots of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, extended brothers and sisters, and surrogate sons and daughters.

Johnny loved his family and extended family with a vengeance throughout his lifetime.