Mary C Novak, 93 of Newell, PA, passed away Thursday, September 22, 2022 at home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born April 16, 1929 in Jefferson Township, PA, daughter of Fred C Diederich and Verna Cunningham Diederich.
Mary Carolyn Novak’s greatest joy in life, aside from her family, was creating wonderful holiday
feasts and special occasion meals. An excellent cook and baker most widely known for her
cookies and pastries that she shared with all who visited her home from her Pastor to the local
As a young farm girl she knew hard work. She loved the outdoors. Climbing trees and ice
skating on the family pond brought her joy.
She was a loving mother who raised six children with devotion.
While raising her family Carolyn also worked as a Nurses Aide at Brownsville General Hospital
for over 29 years and was known for her compassion and caring ways.
Carolyn was married to her loving husband Bill and they were blessed with sharing 73 years of
She will be loved and remembered forever.
She is survived by her husband, William Novak, Jr. children, William (Ron) Novak and wife Donna, Donald Novak, Kerry Novak, David Novak and wife Susan, Christopher Novak, Valerie Gallo and husband Mario;. ten grandchildren, Jennifer Novak, Donald Novak, Heather Ekiert, Jeremy Novak, Shawn Novak, Adam Novak, Amber Novak, Evan Novak, Jordan Novak, Gino Gallo; nine great-grandchildren, Jayden Wall, Kallyn Novak, Ethan Ekiert, Gavin Ekiert, Landen Ekiert, Isaiah Novak, Urijah Novak, Brynn Ely, Alivia Bashur.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Eileen Kriss, Grace McCune, Dorothy Peters; two brothers, Fred Diederich and Rodger Diederich.
Friends will be received Monday, September 26, 2022 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm in the Eley-McCrory Funeral Home, Fayette City, PA. www.eleymccroryfuneralhome.com
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 11:00 am in the funeral home with Pastor Jack Washabaugh officiating.
Interment will follow in the LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa.
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