Stanley J. Novak

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Stanley J. Novak, 65, passed away suddenly Saturday, March 9, 2013 at home.

Born Sept. 24, 1947 in Pittston, he was a son of the late Hubert and Carol (Monteforte) Novak. He was a lifetime resident of Pittston. Stanley was last employed by the Sunday Dispatch and Times Leader newspapers until his retirement several years ago. He was a member of the Triangle Club in Miners Mills and had prior involvement with the Sons of the American Legion 477 Pittston and the Italian-American Citizens Club in Pittston Township.

In addition to his parents, Stanley was preceded in death an infant son and infant daughter.

Stanley lived his life according to his rules, having enjoyed his almost daily routine of visiting the Mohegan Sun Casino. He considered many of its employees as family and made it a point to be on a first-name basis with everyone he encountered. He was a New York Giants and New York Mets fan, but his true enjoyment came with the birth of his only grandchild, Nick. "Pop" and Nick shared an unbreakable bond.

He is survived by his wife, the former Jean Waleski; daughter, Lisa Bolka, and grandson, Nicholas (Nick) Bolka of Pittston; sisters, Sharon Roeber and Karen Novak, both of Pittston; and a brother, Hubert Novak, Houston, Texas.

Funeral services have been entrusted to Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Township.

Viewing hours will be held at the funeral home today from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will begin at the funeral home on Tuesday, March 12, at 9 a.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held from St. Joseph Marello Parish (Our Lady of Mt. Carmel R.C. Church), William Street, Pittston, at 9:30 a.m.

Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

For directions to our funeral home or to express your condolences to Stanley's family, please visit
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Pittston, PA 18640
(570) 654-7831
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Published in Times Leader on Mar. 11, 2013