Bash-Nied Funeral Home
152 Abbe Place
Delmont, PA 15626
(724) 468-8381
More Obituaries for JAMES NOWAK
Looking for an obituary for a different person with this name?


1941 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Age 73, died Friday, May 2, 2014, at his home in Delmont. He was born February 4, 1941, in Swissvale, son of the late John and Gladys (Campbell) Nowak. In addition to his parents, James was predeceased by his beloved wife, Margo who died of cancer in January of 1992; a daughter, Beth Cortina, and siblings, Betty Nowak and George Nowak. He is survived by his loving family including children, Bill Nowak and his wife, Elizabeth of SC, Tracy L. Thompson of NY and James "Dusty" Nowak; grandchildren, Beth Meyer and her husband, Brad, Ben Nowak and his wife, Kara Jo, Sam, Zane and Hayden Thompson, Roy Burton and his wife, Laura; great-grandchildren, Damien Burton and Sylvia Meyer; siblings, Jack Nowak, Mary Lou Novak, Tom Nowak, Bob Nowak and also nieces and nephews. James had a large family that was a fixture in Swissvale and his parents were parishioners at St. Anselm's. Jim and his brothers were often spotted around town helping their dad deliver ice, coal or emptying someone's attic or basement of unwanted items. Jim also had a large extended family and recently enjoyed reconnecting with his nieces, Judy and Nancy when they made a visit to Delmont. James was also known as Jim, or Mustang to his family and friends. As a lifelong truck driver for UPS Jim adopted the CB handle "Mustang" in honor of his dream car. As a very young man Jim did a short stint as a paratrooper in the United States Army 101st Airborne Division. After completing his service commitment Jim returned to Swissvale and eventually joined up with an upstart company called United Parcel Service and stayed throughout his working life, first as a package delivery driver and eventually retiring as a feeder driver. Jim loved three things most in his life: his beloved wife Margo, the Steelers and books! Everything else was measured against those three things. He was a man of an earlier generation who had nonetheless found his way around technology and kept in touch with a small group of folks through email, sending jokes, photos and personal news on a regular basis. We will all feel his absence in our lives. Friends will be received Thursday 5-8 p.m. at BASH-NIED FUNERAL HOME, 152 Abbe Place, Delmont, 724-468-8381, where a Blessing Service will be held Friday 10 a.m. with Fr. Joseph Bonafed presiding. Military Honors will immediately follow presented by VFW Post 33 of Greensburg. Memorial donations may be made to National Breast Cancer Foundation, 2600 Network Blvd., Suite 300, Frisco, TX 75034.
Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb
Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from May 5 to May 6, 2014
Read More