Richard P. Novatka

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March 29, 2014

Richard P. Novatka, 42, of Schuylkill Haven, formerly of Shenandoah, passed away unexpectedly Saturday.

Born in Pottsville, July 29, 1971, he was a son of Paul and Darlene Flickinger Novatka, Shenandoah.

A 1989 graduate of Shenandoah Valley High School, he was employed by Guilford Mills, Pine Grove, as a warehouse worker.

Rich will forever be remembered for his love of hunting and fishing and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Paul and Lois Novatka; and his maternal grandparents, Edward and Flora Flickinger.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, David, with whom he resided, and Shawn, Shenandoah; aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., Mahanoy City, is in charge of arrangements. Visit to sign the guest book and send sympathy cards.

Published in Republican & Herald on Apr. 2, 2014