Kyle and Amber Novelli

July 22, 2020 — The families of Kyle and Amber Novelli are saddened to share their death in a tragic accident off the coast of Florence, Ore., in their boat The Aquarius on June 29, 2020.

The Aquarius was hit by a rouge wave while Kyle and Amber were crabbing off the South Jetty of the Port of Siuslaw. 

Kyle is survived by his son, Kody Novelli; his parents Larry and Barbara Novelli; and brother, Scott Novelli; nephew Kapp Novelli; and niece Tatum Novelli.

Amber is survived by  her mother, Barbara Richards; her sister Jamie Walton; brother Tommy Segali; her sons: Joe Reynolds, Daniel James (D.J.) Reynolds; daughter Emily Padilla; and grandkids: Maddison Reynolds, Jaci Reynolds and Parker Reynolds.

Amber and Kyle had developed the very popular  Novelli Crab and Seafood Shack; Amber daily made her crab chowder and shared her enthusiastic, contagious personality and Kyle brought in the crab she used in the four-time award-winning crab chowder. 

A quote from a recent Siuslaw News feature on them: “Both their personalities will forever leave a lasting impression on anyone who met them.”

Both families  feel  some comfort that they died together doing what they both loved crabbing and  being on the ocean.”

Once group gatherings are allowed again, a celebration of life will be held for Amber and Kyle both in Florence and Pacific Grove, Calif.

Announcements will be in local papers in both towns.

Donations can be sent to Newport Fishermen’s Wives Inc., P.O. Box 971 Newport, Ore. 97365.  

Burns’s Riverside Chapel Florence Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.


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