Dr. Allen S. Novick
70, passed away on December 8, 2012.
Born in Brookline, MA on September 16, 1942, to Joseph and Sylvia Novick, Allen grew up in Millis, MA. He moved to West Lafayette, IN in 1960 to attend Purdue University. Allen received his bachelor, master, and doctorate degrees in Aeronautical Engineering from Purdue.
In 1972, Allen joined the Allison division of General Motors (now Rolls-Royce), where he progressed through many different assignments. Allen retired in 2009 as the Vice President of Marketing Intelligence and Support.
During his distinguished career, Allen received many accolades, including the Purdue University Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award in 2006. He was nominated by Regional Airline World for a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004.
Recently, Allen served as an Honorary Industry Professor for Purdue's School of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He remained active in the aerospace industry, consulting with suppliers and speaking at industry engagements. He enjoyed mentoring those he worked with and encouraging those embarking on a career in engineering.
Allen was a longtime fan and avid supporter of Purdue athletics. A fixture at football and basketball games, Allen was also active in the John Purdue Club.
Allen was previously married to Phyllis Novick. He is survived by two children: Kent (Melissa) and Michelle; two grandchildren: Madelyn Rose and Josephine Allys; brother Lawrence (Carol); and longtime friend, Elizabeth Spencer.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, December 14 at 11:00 a.m. at Aaron Ruben Nelson Mortuary , 11411 North Michigan Road. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider contributing to a scholarship fund established in Allen's name. Contributions can be made to the Purdue Foundation, noting on the memo line "Allen Novick Scholarship Fund." The mailing address is: Purdue University, Attention: Pam Ritter, Dauche Alumni Center, 403 W. Wood Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907.