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NEW YORK CITY - Sheffield Novik, 92, passed away in NYC on September 7 surrounded by family and loved ones.
Beloved husband of 66 years to Claire, cherished father to Ellen and husband Louie: Larry and wife Linda; and his "baby" Lisa. Loving grandfather to Evan, Royce and husband Sean, Emily and Jessica.
Sheff Novik was the owner of Sayles Biltmore Bleacheries from the early 70's thru the 90's and was adored by many. He was known for his generosity, humor and patience.
He grew up in Bayonne, NJ, the youngest of 6. Growing up without much, he learned work ethics at a very young age having three jobs at the age of 13. He worked until the age of 90, always providing for his family.
He was a veteran of World War 2 and served his country very proudly. He will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.
If anyone has any stories that they would like to share, please send private messages to his daughter Lisa Novik on facebook.
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Dec. 11, 2012