Robert A. Novicenskie, 72, of Laflin passed away early Tuesday morning, April 30, 2013, at his home after suffering a heart seizure.
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Born in Shamokin and raised in Mount Carmel, Bob was the son of the late Anthony and Mary Lagerman Novicenskie.
He was a graduate of Mount Carmel Catholic High School, Class of 1958, and was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War, serving from 1964 to 1966.
He was employed as a printer by The Item, Mount Carmel, The Sunday Independent and The Citizens' Voice, both of Wilkes-Barre, until his retirement.
Bob was a devout Catholic and a man of great faith. He was a life member of St. Maria Goretti Church, Laflin, where he was a Eucharistic minister and a sacristan. He was also a lector, was involved in the Christian Service and was in charge of the altar servers and the sacristans.
He and his wife, the former Marcia A. Mihalik, celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary on April 19, 2013.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his infant grandson, Benjamin Kane, and infant granddaughter, Irena Kane.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, Marcia, are his daughters, Pamela Kane and her husband, Michael, Hanover Township; Wendy Novicenskie and her husband, Brad Williams, Hillsborough, N.C.; and Christine Kane and her husband, Thomas, Hanover Township; grandchildren, Ryan Kane, Connor Williams, Zachary Kane, Katie Williams, Emily Kane, Brendan Kane and Izabela Kane; sister, Marilyn Holdren and her husband, James, Danville; nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon Friday at St. Maria Goretti Church, Laflin, with Monsignor Neil Van Loon, pastor, officiating. The Parish Rosary Group will recite the Divine Mercy Chaplet and Rosary in the church a half-hour before the Funeral Mass. All are invited to join them. Friends are invited to go directly to the church Friday afternoon. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Township.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Maria Goretti Church, 42 Redwood Drive, Laflin, PA 18702.
Online condolences may be made at www.corcoranfuneralhome.com.
Published in Citizens' Voice on May 1, 2013