Joseph Novak, 90, of Lorain, died Sunday, January 5, 2014, while under the care of New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph, in Lorain. He was born February 20, 1923, to the late Alex Novak and Julia Novak (nee Halasz) and was a lifelong resident of Lorain.
Joe served in the Civilian Conservation Corps in Utah from 1940-1941. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army in the artillery, seeing action in the European Theater and was honorably discharged on November 25, 1945. After the war, he went to work at U.S. Steel, retiring in 1984.
Joe was a member of the Church of St. Peter in Lorain and a daily reader of the Bible. He loved his wife and son dearly and enjoyed going to many different events with them. He also enjoyed watching television, especially shows like Jeopardy.
He is survived by his loving son, Joseph; and many nieces and nephews. He will be sadly missed by all those that knew him.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary (nee Muriello) in 2012; his parents; sister, Julia; and brothers, Andy, Steve, Nick and Alex.
The family will receive friends Friday, January 10, 2014, 4 until 6 P.M., at the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Ave., Lorain. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 11, 2014, at 9:30 A.M., in the funeral chapel. The Reverend Craig Hovanec, Pastor of the Church of St. Peter, will officiate. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Lorain, where the VFW #451 and American Legion #30, both of Lorain, will conduct military honors.