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John Francis Novak

February 12, 1941 March 7, 2019
John Francis Novak
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Obituary for John Francis Novak

John Francis “Duke” Novak of Middletown, NY, passed away at Orange Regional Medical Center on Thursday, March 7, 2018 at the age of 78.

In September, he celebrated his 50-year wedding anniversary with his wife Starr, whom he loved and adored endlessly. In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by his children, Jill Kouri, of Chicago, Illinois; Julie Novak of New Paltz, NY, and Steven Novak of Yellow Springs, Ohio; his brother, Edmund M. and sister-in-law Mary Novak of Connecticut; grandchildren Sophia and Joey Kouri and John and Josie Novak; two nephews, Scott and Ryan Novak; and grand-nieces and nephews Rebecca, Brandon, Katrina, Erin, Jessica, Brooke, Ashley and Benjamin. He was predeceased by his nephew Todd Novak.

John grew up in West Hartford, Connecticut and was a graduate of Hall High School where he was a star athlete in basketball and baseball. He had an exuberant personality and incredible sense of humor and went on to have a long and successful career as Director of Labor Relations at Yellow Freight Corporation, retiring in 2008.

He loved golfing, ribeye steaks, telling jokes and spending time with family and friends. He had a mile-wide smile, infectious laugh, unforgettable presence and huge heart that filled up a room. Whether you knew him for five minutes, five years or five decades, he made a lasting impression.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 10, 2019 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home at 130 Highland Ave, Middletown, NY 10940.


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10

Mar

2:00 PM 3/10/2019 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 3/10/2019 4:00:00 PM
Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home

130 Highland Ave.
Middletown, NY 10940

Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home
130 Highland Ave. Middletown 10940 NY
United States
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