Michael E. Novak, 78

PHOENIX, NY – Michael E. Novak, 78, of Phoenix, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Sunday December 7, 2014.

Michael E. Novak
Michael E. Novak

He was born on January 16, 1936, to his mother, Virginia (Terramiggi) and his late father, Edward Novak, in Fulton, NY.

A graduate of Fulton High School on the west side, he served in the US Army from 1954 to 1956.

Mike was a master carpenter and the owner/operator of Novak & Sons Home Builders Co., Phoenix.

He was a member of the Carpenters’ Union Local 12, Oswego, and the Local 747, Syracuse.

Mike was a life member of Phoenix Memorial Post, VFW Post 5540; Phoenix Rod & Gun Club; and an avid golfer.

He was predeceased by his loving wife of 49 years, Kathleen F. (Milligan), on May 31, 2008; his son, Charles A. Novak, on July 5, 1981; his sister, Katherine Geswaldo, in March of 1988; his brother, John E. Novak, on Nov. 9, 2014.

Surviving are his three children, Michael J. “Micky” and daughter-in-law Gretchen (Gang) Novak of Phoenix, his twins, Mary Ann and son-in-law, David Quintal of Pennellville and Martin J. Novak of Phoenix; five grandchildren, Jessica Novak, Nicholas Novak and Nathan Novak, Steven Quintal and Katrina Quintal; one great-grand-daughter, Brook Quintal; his mother, Virginia (Terrimiggi) Novak Albino of Syracuse; a brother-in-law, Louis Geswaldo of Syracuse; his sister-in-law, Gloria Novak of Liverpool; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and many close friends.

Mike was so very proud of his family as a whole, especially his children, grandchildren and great-grand-daughter.

Services will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix, with Deacon Frank Forish officiating.

Burial to follow in Phoenix Rural Cemetery, 126 Chestnut St.

Calling hours will be on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home, 431 Main St.

Memorials to: Friends of Oswego County Hospice, P. O. Box 102, Oswego, NY 13126.

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