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Altamont Reformed Church, Altamont, NY
Saturday August 24th, 2019

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Joseph A. Novak

Joseph A. Novak, 76, passed away Wednesday August 21st peacefully at home following a valiant struggle with metastatic colon cancer.  He was a loving husband, devoted father and grandfather, and friend to many. His humor, smile, and calming presence will be greatly missed.

Joseph is survived by his adoring wife, Noreen (Gadd); his son, Joseph W. Novak, and his wife, Lara; his daughter, Jodi Novak Wey, and her husband, Aaron Wey; his grandsons, Jeffery and Michael Novak, and Ian Wey ; granddaughters, Kelly and Katie Novak and Natalie and Camille Wey;  his brother and sister-in-law, James and Pat Novak; his sister and brother-in-law Judi and Dennis Kruzynski; his sister-in-law, Peggy Novak; along with many additional belovedfamily members including siblings of Noreen, their spouses, and numerous nieces and nephews.   He is predeceased by his two sons, Richard and Jeffery Novak, and his brother John ("Jack") Novak. 

A memorial service will be held at 4:30 pm Saturday, August 24th at the Altamont Reformed Church, 129 Lincoln Ave, Altamont, NY.   Family and friends are invited to the Wey residence following the service for food and company.  The address is 12 Solana Lane, Altamont (located at the end of GI Rd, Altamont).

In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to the Altamont Reformed Church, 129 Lincoln Ave, Altamont, NY 12009.  


Dear Noreen, We were so sad to hear of Joe's illness. Please accept our condolences on his passing. We are thankful to have had you as neighbors on Hampden Place for so many years. Joe was admired in the community for his unselfish service to the people of Windsor. He will certainly be remembered for his kindness and concern for others. We are glad to know that you have Jody and family nearby to help you through this challenging time. Our thoughts are with you! Sincerely, Rick and Christie Rollason-Reese

Rick and Christie Rollason-Reese Sep 1 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Noreen and family, Linda and I wish to extend our deepest sympathies and love in regards to your loss. I could go on and on about the things that he and I did together and when Linda and I visited in Folsomdale with the two of you. What great memories! Joe was my best friend at AT&T and we share your loss. With Love & Sympathy, Linda & Bob Kahabka

Robert Kahabka Sep 1 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Noreen, Joey and Jodi I was so sorry to hear about Joe s passing away. He was a great husband, father grandfather and neighbor. I will always remember the day my Julianne got away from my Jeff and managed to get in her little tykes car and sail down the driveway at Hampden across the street and up over the curb to your front yard-as Joe was running to get to her-and all he could say was you should have seen her face-she was smiling from ear to ear-luckily no one was hurt- I have so many memories of Hampden Place and will forever hold that time in my life as so special. I hope that my beloved Jeff and Joe have met in heaven-have had a cold one together with Jerry, Harold and your Jeff and will continue to watch over and bless us. I know he will be missed and he will always live on in your hearts. With Love Ellen

Ellen McKone-Stafford Aug 31 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Noreen, Joe Jr. and the Novak family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I had the greatest respect for Joe, not just as a businessman but as one of the nicest people I've ever known. In business we worked together in a fair and trusting partnership. My relationship with Joe and All Crate has been one of the highlights of my career. I will never forget his infectious smile and positive attitude. He will be sorely missed. Yours truly, Mac Dew

Mac Dew Aug 26 2019 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with the Novak family. I have been so lucky to interact with Joe for many years buying crates from the business he ran with his son. Always a pleasure to discuss the Yankees or what was the out look for the Buffalo Bills. When I call or stop by the office just will not be the same. Thank you for all the help you have given me and my company for many years!!

Mark A. Barcomb Aug 24 2019 12:00 AM

Noreen..I will always remember Joe as the one that made us laugh. Remember when we were at Dad's house and Joe and Jack looked at the phone and all this oil dripped out of it? Dad said the number 5 stuck all the time so he kept pouring oil in it. I also remember Joe put a door closer on Dad's front door and none of us could open it. Joes solution was to stand each one of us in front of the door as he held it open and point us in the direction of our car and let the door go so we would be air-born and get to the vehicle faster. I have different wonderful memories. I wonder if Jack and Joe are talking these things over and having their own laughs. I love you and all of our family....God bless you with His Peace and Love as you navigate through your loss...We share this sorrow but will find strength in the days to come...

PeggyNovak Aug 23 2019 12:00 AM

On behalf of New England Tool Corporation, our deepest sympathies for your loss. We have worked with Joe for many years and he will be missed. Our hearts go out to you and your family.

Alex Gogic Aug 23 2019 12:00 AM

I offer my sincerest and deepest sympathy to the whole Novak Family. Joe Sr. was a great man and he fought to the very end. He was warm and caring and yet strong and determined. He taught me a lot over the years and I will always remember him fondly.

Crystal Pizzoni Aug 23 2019 12:00 AM

Noreen, our sincere and deepest sympathy to you and your family. May you find strength in knowing God's watching over you and that you are in the thoughts and prayers of those who care.

Mary and Jim Soda Aug 22 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Joseph Novak

Mary and Jim Soda Aug 22 2019 12:00 AM

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