John C. Novak, 78 of Ellport passed away at his residence on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 following an illness. Born in West Aliquippa on July 6, 1934 he was the son of the late Steve and Mary Golixer Novak. He is survived by his wife the former Blanche A. MacDonald whom he married on November 25, 1961 at St. Joseph's Church in Ellport. John was a member of Holy Redeemer Parish. A 1952 graduate of Lincoln High School John started working at Aetna-Standard Engineering Co. that summer and worked there for more than 40 years. He servied in the Army from 1956 through 1958. He had bowled in several local and traveling leagues and enjoyed traveling throughout the United States. Besides his wife, he is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Jan Carla and Jeffery Supan of Riverview, FL, his grandson, Luke Jeffery Supan, four sisters and three brother-in-laws, Mary Zollum, Vera and Calvin Sammons both of Ellport, Helen and Steve Evanson of Koppel and Margaret "Cookie" and Michael Billingsley of Oxford, MI. He is also survived by his wife's brothers and sisters, Gene and Betty MacDonald of Zanesville, OH, Jack and Arlene MacDonald of Perry Twp., Connie R. MacDonald and Lori Dundam, Carol MacDonald and Merel and Kathy MacDonald all of Ellwood City, Joylee and Jerry McCaughtry of Ellport and Beth MacDonald of Sturgeon Bay, WI. Also surviving are may nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, great great nieces and nephews and 15 Godchildren. John was preceded in death by brothers-in-law, John DeMauro, John Zollum, Bob, Tom, Jim and Terry MacDonald, nephews, George and Steve Billingsley and John Longstreth and a great nephew, Shayne MacDonald. A Blessing Service with Fr. Mark L. Thomas will be offered on Saturday, May 11th at 1 PM in the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, 97 Grim Ave., Ellport. Friends may call at the Funeral Home from 11 AM until the time of Service at 1PM. An informal reception will be held at St Jude's Hall, Fifth St. and Spring Ave. following the Blessing Service. Interment will be in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Mr. Novak's name to Family Hospice, 1965 Shenago Valley Fwy., Hermitage, PA 16148, Beaver Co. Foundation with notation of EC57 Class Scholarship, PO Box 569, Beaver, PA 15009, Ellwood City Library, Hospital, Historical Society, Family Center or Ministerium Social Services.
Blanche and Family, Merle/Kathy,Jerry
You all have my deepest sympathy for your loss. Just an honor to have crossed your path!
Just think of him as resting from the sorrows and the tears in a place of warmth and comfort where there are no days or years. To express sincere sympathy in your sorrow. Betty, Cindy, Lori, Justin and Sammy Jo, River and Toby
Lorraine (Tepsick) & Joe Stelluto
Blanche, Jan & Aunt Mary -- We are so sorry for your loss. Johnny was a loving & kind person. May God Bless you all & may he Rest in Peace.
Anne Marie & Bob Fenton
We send our best to you all...a truly wonderful man...
Blanche, Darlene and I send our prayers in memory of John.
Our Love and Prayers are with you, we are so sorry Love
Thomasena and Steve
Blanche, Jan, Jeff and Luke,
Our hearts are with you today. We will always remember John's warmth and wit and dedication to his loving family. He knew how to make a person smile in an instant. Such a good man...
I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of John. We truly understand death when God places His hands upon one whom we love. We must always have old memories and young hopes. My thoughts and prayers remain with the entire Novak family.
Chris & Gary MacDonald
Aunt Blanche & Jan - you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. We will truely miss Uncle John and his sense of humor. After all, i think he started "The Outlaws" and we will miss him sooo much!
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