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Richard A. Novak, Jr.

Died October 23, 2017

Richard A. Novak, Jr., age 73, of Newark, DE, lost his battle with cancer on Monday, October 23, 2017. He will finally be together with his beloved wife, Jacqueline.

Rick made his career as an aviation mechanic with the Delaware Army National Guard, retiring after many years of service.

A man of strong faith, Rick was a parishioner of Holy Family Church in Newark, where he was a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Michael’s Council. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family and friends. Rick will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jacqueline (Brzozowski) Novak. Rick is survived by his daughter,Dawn Stachow (Steve); son, Rick,. his constant and loving companion, Ruth Vella; grandchildren; Tommy (Nicole), Caitlin, Tyler, Savannah, Emily, and Luke; sister, Ginny Ferguson; brother, Bob Novak; sister-in-law, Yvette Brzozowski; and numerous nieces and a nephew.

Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:00 am on Thursday morning, October 26, 2017, at Holy Family R.C. Church, E. Chestnut Hill and Gender Roads, Newark, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:00 am until 11:00 am. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Seasons Hospice of Delaware, 220 Continental Drive, Ste. 101, Newark, DE 19713.

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  • I am truly sorry to learn of Richard’s death.
    I never met Richard but Frank has told me that he was a real gentleman and that he liked him a lot.

  • Rick, for the nearly twenty years I worked with him, was always a steady, dependable, courteous friend, ready with a kind word and gentle smile. He loved his family and doted on his grandchildren. We ran into each other about a year and a half ago at the corner convenience store and he was his usual pleasant self, offering a welcoming satisfaction at the chance encounter.

    Rick went through life with a gracious acceptance of what God afforded him. I pray for the family at this time, yet rejoice in knowing that Rick is at peace with his God and reunited with Jackie.

    With sympathy,
    JJB