William " Bill " Thomas NovakAugust 27, 1932 ~ December 30, 2017 (age 85)
There will be prayers at 10:30a.m. at the Fox Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. on Saturday for William T. Novak, Sr., 85, celebrated by Rev. Martin Celuch at Christ our Savior Parish St. Nicholas Church in Struthers.
Bill passed away peacefully Saturday December 30, at Tidewell Hospice in Venice, Florida, with his family by his side.
Bill was born August 27, 1932, in Youngstown, the son of James P. and Mary Josephine Kolarik Novak.
He graduated from Ursuline High School in 1950, enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1950 and served as corpsman aboard the USS Consolation in the Korean war for 4 years, honorably discharged he received Korean Service Medal x3, National Defense Medal and Good Conduct Medal.
After serving his country Bill returned home to Youngstown and worked for the Youngstown Sheet and Tube while attending Youngstown, College, graduating in 1962 with a Bachelor of Science. With his degree, Bill moved into the payroll department, retiring after 32 years. Never one to relax, Bill then joined the Youngstown Hospital Association as Housekeeping supervisor where he retired after 10 years.
Bill was a member of St. Nicholas Church since 1947, he ran the church festival for 29 years, he was also a member of Holy Trinity Church for 6 years.
Bill was an avid golfer, spending more than 50 years in various leagues, perfecting his game. He was most proud of the 2 hole-in-ones in his golf career.
Bill leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife of 64 years Patricia Jean Patterson whom he married on July 11, 1953 while on leave, at St. Nicholas Church. They moved shortly thereafter to Struthers where they lived on Audrey Lane for 52 years.
He also leaves his son William “Tom” (Maria Centofanti) Novak, Jr.,
Terri Hohler (Carol Toth), Suzie (Barry) Guy and Sandi (Tim) Yuhas. He enjoyed 10 grandchildren and 14 great – grandchildren.
Besides his parents Bill was preceded in death by his sister Mary Ann Yurko and James Novak.
Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday and from 9:15 a.m.to 10:15 a.m. Saturday Morning at the Fox Funeral Home 4700 Market St. Boardman.
Bill’s family has asked that memorial tributes be made to the National Alzheimer Association, 225North Michigan Ave. floor 17, Chicago, Ill., 60601.
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