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John A. Novak Sr.

May 7, 1940 to July 30, 2022

John A. Novak Sr., 82, passed away July 30, 2022, at his home in St. John, Wash.

John was born May 7, 1940, to Joseph and Vivienne (Crowder) Novak in Berwick, Penn. He was raised in a small town about 80 miles north of Philadelphia and had one brother and one sister.

Coming of age in the 1950s, for most teens meant soda fountains and juke boxes. But for John, life was a little different. He could always be found outside playing in the woods. When he wasn’t enjoying the natural world, he was involved with school activities, especially football. John graduated from Coughlin High School in 1958 i...


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