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.