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Joel Edgar Novak

October 13, 1945 ~ April 30, 2017 (age 71)

Joel E. Novak, age 71, passed away peacefully on April 30, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was born Oct. 13, 1945 in Geneva, Oh. Joel was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Mildred Novak and is survived by his wife of 46 years, Bonnie. He was a loving father to Lisa Novak Antil (Doug), Matthew (Heather) Novak, Luci Novak and granddaughters Mya, Macy and Adeline. Joel is survived by siblings Jim Novak, Janet Whaley and Judy Hudson as well as many loving nieces and nephews.

Joel graduated from Kent State University in 1969 and worked in the data support systems industry for 38 years including Goodyear Aerospace. He was a faithful member of Trinity UCC Church, Canal Fulton. He is best remembered as a loving husband, father, brother and friend. His humor, kindness, and love knew no bounds and he was always positive and upbeat. He enjoyed his time with family and friends and creating life long memories along the way.

Our family wishes to thank the nurses and staff at the Cleveland Clinic Justin Rogers Hospice Center, Akron for his excellent care.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in his name to Trinity UCC Church, 8101 Manchester Ave. Canal Fulton, OH or to Eversight Ohio 6700 Euclid Ave. #101 Cleveland, Oh. 44103 to donate as he was a corneal recipient.

Memorial services will be held at Trinity United Church of Christ, 8101 Manchester Ave, Canal Fulton, Saturday, May 6 at 10:30AM conducted by Rev. Glen Shedlock. A light luncheon will follow.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Trinity United Church of Christ
8101 Manchester Ave., Canal Fulton OH 44614

Eversight Ohio
6700 Euclid Ave. #101, Cleveland OH 44103

 Service Information

Memorial Service
May 6, 2017

10:30 AM
Trinity United Church of Christ
8101 Manchester Ave NW
Canal Fulton, OH 44614

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