Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


April 10, 2013

Jim Novak 1933-2013

GREENUP — James Joseph “Jim” Novak, 79, of Wurtland, was called home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 8, 2013, in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell.

Mr. Novak was born Aug. 24, 1933, in Cleveland, Ohio, a son of the late Edward and Bertha Ausperk Novak.

He was a retired machinist with American National Can Co. in Cleveland and an active member of Moose Lodge 701 of Ironton, Ohio. He was a softball coach for many years during the ’70s in Cleveland. Jim loved to be outdoors playing horseshoes, camping, boating and fishing.

He was also preceded in death by two sons, James Novak and Edward Novak.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Loretta Gray Novak; a daughter, Linda LeCastre of Parma, Ohio; two sons, Duane Blankenship and his wife, Maryellen, of  Strongsville, Ohio, and Doug Blankenship of Cleveland; five grandchildren, Jackie LeCastre, Cathy LeCastre, Scott LeCastre, James Blankenship and Madison Blankenship; and several great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Reed Funeral Home in Greenup by the Rev. Norman Gray, with special music by the Reverend Gray and family.

Friends may call after 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to reedfuneralhome.us.

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