Robert A. Novicenskie, 72, of Laflin, passed away early Tuesday morning at his home after suffering a heart seizure.
Born in Shamokin and raised in Mt. Carmel, Bob was a son of the late Anthony and Mary (Lagerman) Novicenskie.
He was a graduate of Mt. Carmel Catholic High School, Class of 1958, and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, serving from 1964 to 1966. He was employed as a printer for The Item, Mt. Carmel, and The Sunday Independent and The Citizens' Voice, both of Wilkes-Barre, until his retirement.
Bob was devout Catholic and a man of great faith. He was a lifelong member of St. Maria Goretti Church, Laflin, where he was a Eucharistic minister and a Sacristan. He was also a lector, was involved in the Christian service and was in charge of the Altar servers and the Sacristans.
He and his wife, the former Marcia A. Mihalik, celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary on April 19, 2013.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his infant grandson, Benjamin Kane; and infant granddaughter, Irena Kane.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, Marcia, are his daughters, Pamela Kane and her husband, Michael, Hanover Township, Wendy Novicenskie and her husband, Brad Williams, Hillsborough, N.C., and Christine Kane and her husband, Thomas, Hanover Township; grandchildren, Ryan Kane, Connor Williams, Zachary Kane, Katie Williams, Emily Kane, Brendan Kane and Izabela Kane; sister, Marilyn Holdren, and her husband, James, Danville; and nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday at noon at St. Maria Goretti Church, Laflin, with Monsignor Neil Van Loon, Pastor, officiating. The Parish Rosary Group will recite the Divine Mercy Chaplet and rosary in the church 30 minutes before the funeral Mass. All are invited to join them. Friends are invited to go directly to church Friday afternoon. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Township.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Maria Goretti Church, 42 Redwood Drive, Laflin, PA 18702.
Online condolences may be made at www.corcoranfuneralhome.com.
Corcoran Funeral Home
20 S Main St
Plains, PA 18705
Published in Times Leader on May 1, 2013