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Frank Joseph Novak

March 30, 1934 ~ September 28, 2020 (age 86)

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On Monday, September 28, 2020, Mr. Frank Joseph Novak left earthly life for his new home prepared by Jesus. 


Frank was the eldest son of the late Frank J. Novak and Regina H. Novak.  He was born March 30, 1934 in Baltimore, MD.  After schooling, he had a full United States Air Force career, then worked in communications for the US Government until his retirement in 1994.  His military and civilian government services involved travel to many different sites worldwide.  Frank was active in his church and community wherever he found himself until the onset of Parkinson’s disease a number of years ago. 


He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Harriette Glenn Novak, whose whole family adored Frank; his son, Frank Novak, Jr. and wife, Gay; daughter, Cheryl Geise and husband, Joe; son, Michael Novak and wife, Diana; son, John Novak and wife, Debbie; daughter, Susan Ladeau and husband, Marc; and son, Matthew Novak.  Also surviving are Frank’s younger sister, Jeannette Compher and husband, Bob, younger brother, R. Guy Novak and wife, Judy; and six grandchildren.  Frank was predeceased by his son Mark. 


The family wishes to extend special thanks to the Burke County Hospice staff, the Gillam family and the Bordner family who gave so much support during his illness, and to Mitsie Kirkman who was a loving care taker. 


The family will receive visitors at home in Glen Alpine on Friday, October 9th from 5:00  p.m.-7:00 p.m. On Saturday, October 10th at 11:00 a.m., the funeral procession will form in the parking lot of Westmoreland Funeral Home in Marion, NC to be accompanied to the Collis Cemetery in Little Switzerland for the graveside funeral service. 


In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Burke County Hospice, The Gideons International, or Doctors Without Borders.


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Graveside Service
October 10, 2020

12:00 PM
Collis Cemetery, Spruce Pine, NC


The Gideons International
PO Box 1166, Marion NC 28752

Burke Hospice & Palliative Care
1721 Enon Road, Valdese NC 28690
Tel: 1-828-879-1601

Doctors Without Borders, USA
P.O. Box 5030, Hagerstown MD 21741
Tel: 1-888-392-0392

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