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Alvin J. Novack, M.D.

Al Novack died on July 27th, 2013. He was born in Red Lodge, Montana on March 11, 1925. Al was predeceased by his parents John Novack, Anna Maddio Novack and his brother Edward Novack. He leaves behind his wife of 60 years, Betty, his eight children and their spouses: Vance Novack (Irene), Deborah Evans (Mike), Michelle Fletcher (Terry), Mitch Novack (Lauren), Craig Novack (Jennifer), Brad Novack (Kate), Mary Ellen Johnson (Kevin) and Garth Novack (May), and seventeen wonderful grandchildren. Al graduated from Tahoma High School in 1942. His studies were interrupted with WWII during which time he served in the U.S. Army Air Force as an instructor pilot in the Troop Carrier Command. When the war ended, he entered the University of Washington and completed his medical degree in 1952. He then interned and took an additional year of surgical training at Harper Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. For the next six years, he trained for maxillofacial cancer surgery at John Hopkins and Union Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland and as a National Cancer Trainee at the Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York under the guidance of Dr. John Conley. Al returned to Seattle and practiced at Swedish Hospital from 1960 until he retired in 1992. Thank you to everyone in the skilled nursing care unit at Emerald Heights' Corwin Center and to Cinda (Evergreen Hospice). Their nursing care and emotional support was greatly appreciated by Al and his entire family. At Al's request, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a school of your choice.
Published in The Seattle Times on Aug. 4, 2013
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