The world lost a very sweet man yesterday. Stephen G. Novak, 81, of Vermilion, died Thursday, January 31, 2013, in the MICU, at Mercy Regional Medical Center, in Lorain. He fought a hard battle with lung cancer and was full of hope and love until he passed away yesterday morning. He was born October 9, 1931, in Detroit, Michigan, and had resided in Vermilion since 1969, moving from Lorain.
Steve graduated from Lorain High School and served with the U.S. Navy during the Korean War as an ETN-3. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Navy Occupation Service Medal. Steve worked for many years as an Electronics Technician at Stewart’s Appliance in Elyria before retiring. He was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Lorain. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening and fishing and was a big fan of jazz singer Diana Krall.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Marilyn (nee Chick); children, Tracy Novak of Lorain and Steve Novak (wife Cindy nee Griffiths) of Westlake; grandchildren, Ellee and Zach Novak; and sister, Dorothy (Alex) Baksa of Elyria.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Stephen and Helen Novak (nee Falletich).
May God bless him and keep him. He will always be forever in our hearts.
Private family services will be held. Condolence/ remembrance cards may be sent to the Novak family residence. The family suggests memorial contributions to either the American Cancer Society, 5555 Frantz Rd, Dublin, OH 43017 or The SmileTrain at www.smiletrain.org.
Arrangements are under the direction of Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Ave, Lorain.