Michael E. Novitski, 91, of Scranton, died Thursday in Richmond, Va. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Eleanor Kashuba Antoniacci, who died in 2011.
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Born in Dickson City, son of the late Joseph and Anna Yermal Novitski, Michael was a graduate of Jefferson Twp. High School. He was an Army Air Force World War II veteran. Before his retirement, he worked as a traveling salesman for J.G. Plotkin & Sons for more than 40 years and his territory included Pennsylvania and New York. Michael was a member of St. Paul of the Cross Parish, South Scranton.
Michael was known as "Bopper" by his family. He loved to hunt, especially deer, fish and watch baseball. His favorite team of all time was the Brooklyn Dodgers. The family would like to thank the staff at Oakwood Terrace, Moosic, and the Lynmoore, Richmond, Va. for all the wonderful care they provided.
Surviving are a son, Frank Antoniacci and wife, Jane, Jefferson Twp.; a daughter, Marlena Jolley and husband, Gerald, Richmond, Va.; five grandchildren, Kristen Ondeck, Pam Sagan, Frank and Michael Antoniacci, and Mandy Antoniacci-Pegula; 15 great-grandchildren; a special friend, Mary McHugh; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Ann Mucha; and brothers, Bill, Joe and Frank Novitski.
The funeral will be Monday at 9:15 a.m. from the Nicholas Chomko Funeral Home, 1132 Prospect Ave., South Scranton, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Francis of Assisi Church, 630 Genet St., Scranton, to be celebrated by the Rev. Scott P. Sterowski, pastor of St. Paul of the Cross Parish. Interment, Italian-American Cemetery, Minooka section of Scranton.
Friends may call Sunday, 7 to 9 p.m.
Nicholas Chomko Funeral Home
1132 Prospect Ave
Scranton, PA 18505
Published in Scranton Times on June 22, 2013