GREGORY J. NOWAK SR.
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NOWAK GREGORY J. SR. Suddenly, on April 11, 2021. Age 61. Beloved husband of Denise (nee Maggetti), loving son of Mary (nee Onuschak) and the late Joseph Nowak. Devoted father of Elise Marie, Gregory Joseph, Jr., Matthew Louis and Madeleine Victoria Nowak. Brother of Victoria Cacchio. Funeral Mass Friday, April 16, 11 A.M. at St. Philip Neri Church, 437 Ridge Pk., Lafayette Hill. Visitation Thursday eve. 6 - 8 P.M. and Friday 9:30 - 11 A.M. at the Church. Interment Calvary Cem. Memorial donations may be made to Holy Ghost Prep School or LaSalle University. To view live stream please go to Funeral Home website for link. www.lownes.com

Published by The Philadelphia Inquirer on Apr. 13, 2021.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Apr
15
Visitation
6:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
St. Philip Neri Church
437 Ridge Pk., Lafayette Hill, PA
Apr
16
Visitation
9:30a.m. - 11:00a.m.
St. Philip Neri Church
437 Ridge Pk., Lafayette Hill, PA
Apr
16
Funeral Mass
11:00a.m.
St. Philip Neri Church
437 Ridge Pk, Lafayette Hill, PA
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Just wanted to let everyone know that we have read every message and thank you so much for sharing your memories the relationships you had with Greg.
Denise
August 13, 2021
Dear Denise - I still have a tough time believing I won't see him around - Philly, NYC or Lafayette Hill. He was definitely plucked from us, our community, our planet - but I believe that he will still help us with whatever we ask of him. We all pray "that in giving we receive" Greg was "a giver" not a taker and I feel blessed to have known him. "a life well lived." Love - Paul

Paul Garvey
Friend
May 14, 2021
Denise and family,
Our deepest condolences as you mourn your beloved family patriarch. We have fond memories of seeing you after mass at Panera so many years - I always had the sense that like us, family time was so precious for you. May his memory be a blessing and may your find yourself supported and surrounded by loved ones during this most challenging time.
Fondly,
Kerri Hanlon (SPN)
Kerri Hanlon
Acquaintance
May 1, 2021
Denise, my heart is broken for you all at the loss of your beloved Greg - such a wonderful husband and father and that smile!! It was always very evident that you were a match made in heaven, peas in a pod and devoted to each other. He will always be in your hearts and his legacy will continue always. He was an incredible father and Elise, Greg, Matt and Maddie made him so proud. I pray that the light of the Holy Spirit will guide and comfort you all at this painful time x much love Colette, Peter and Hanson family
Colette Hanson
Friend
April 28, 2021
Dear Nowak family. It is with a heavy heart to hear such sad news of Greg. We met when I became president of Plymouth Soccer League/Club when Greg offered his services to us. He was instrumental in helping get the club on the straight and narrow and suggested we change the name of the club so we could break free of all old debts and ties. He was a friend first. I remember the day he handed me an autographed book he wrote on hedge funds, he asked me if I knew anything about them, I aid as much as I know the law. He laughed and told me he'd help me anyway he could. For the next three years we relied on him and his advice as club council. I even met him for lunch at Pepper Hamilton for club advice and he paid for lunch, there we sat a gentlemen in a suit and a dirty Ironworker. He never batted an eye. I was the one who was embarrassed.
I am so, so sorry for your loss. I am a truly better man for having known him.
Joe Hunter
Joe Hunter
Friend
April 19, 2021
Thank you for keeping our family in your thoughts and prayers.

A great and beautiful mind
has been lost
A great soul
Father
Husband
Son
Brother
Friend
Counselor to many
A moral person
A gentle man
I have been blessed

Thank you for all of your thoughts and prayers.
It means so, so, so very much to me and our children.

Please know that I feel comfort knowing that he will live on forever in all of our memories.

How lucky were we to have the privilege of having his bright light in our lives. His keen mind and wit. His love of life and his hearty laughter. His generous spirit.

Drink a toast to Greg. He would like that.

I have always been keenly aware that I just had the happy luck of having him be in love with me, but he was the man he was because of the parents that raised him - Joseph & Mary Nowak. Please keep his mom and sister
Vicki in your prayers.

Sometimes in our busy hustle of day-to-day we take each other for granted – that is normal. But maybe for just a moment take the time to tell the ones you love that you love them and embrace them.

God bless and thank you for continuing to hold us in your thoughts and prayers. It means so very much.

Love, Denise
Elise Greg Matt Maddie
Denise Maggetti Nowak
Spouse
April 18, 2021
our deepest sympathies to all of Greg's family and loved ones. we have known him since the high school and College days, at Holy Ghost prep and LaSalle university, respectively. from first to last, he was a stellar human being, and his loss is a shock and the tragedy

John Ed and Thomas Rodden
John Rodden
Classmate
April 16, 2021
Denise:
I worked we Greg for many years and I remember that day this you fresh attorney joined our firm's tax department. He had an energy and drive for perfection which matched my own. From then on we worked well together I as the firms tax manager and Greg becoming a partner. He always had the most challenging client tax issues that made the practice a rewarding one. He and I were on the same page and always sought out the best results for the client. I recall siting in his office late on nights trying to find the best solution for the clients issues. I remember siting in his office late one particular night addressing a tax issue for a client who lived in Malibu on a conference call. Little did we know she was actually walking on the beach in 70 degree weather while it was cold and rainy here. I was getting nervous as it was getting very and late and close to my last train home. We finally got her off the call and agreed we would have an answer the next day. Such was life working with Greg and I loved every moment. This was reflected in all the comments made today at his funeral. I am so sorry I was unable to attend in person but thank God we have live stream today.
I am truly sorry for your loss. You both have wonderful children who I remember running around the office like little munchkins not so long ago.
God Bless you and your family.
John Anderson
John G Anderson
Coworker
April 16, 2021
My sincere condolences to the Nowak family. I only recently had the pleasure of meeting and working with Greg. In that short time I could see that he was an excellent lawyer with an incredible depth of knowledge in the financial services industry. But beyond that, I could see that he was a warm and patient human being. Again, I extend my deepest sympathies to the family and his coworkers.
Hilary Bergman
Acquaintance
April 16, 2021
I am deeply saddened to hear of Greg's passing. I enjoyed working with him over the years. Greg never discounted my questions/and always took the time to teach. My Sincere Condolences to the Nowak Family and Friends. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Joy Sheehan
Acquaintance
April 16, 2021
Dear Denise All of our deepest sympathy and many prayers to you and you family at this heart wrenching time. May you be comforted and May your husband Greg rest in everlasting peace. Joan Doman Foley GMA 75
Joan Doman Foley
Friend
April 15, 2021
STURDIVANT & CO., INC.
April 15, 2021
To the Nowak Family:

Extending my deepest sympathies to you all. Please know that Greg was an admired classmate at Cornell Law School. He was smart, engaging and friendly and no doubt he carried on those attributes in the subsequent years. I’m glad that I got to know Greg when I was at Cornell.

Thoughts and prayers....
Richard Grice
Classmate
April 15, 2021
My sincere condolences to Greg's family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Judy R
Coworker
April 14, 2021
Greg, was a great colleague and nice person. He will be missed.
Elizabeth Tabas
Coworker
April 14, 2021
Kait Kramer and Lauren Myles
April 14, 2021
My Sincere Condolences to the Nowak Family and Friends. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Marilyn Bennett
Coworker
April 14, 2021
Dear Denise and family,
Our deepest sympathy on the loss of Greg. The Alpha House faculty and Staff is holding you up in prayer. May your memories of better days susutain you during this difficult time.
Mary Becker and the Alpha House Faculty and Staff
Mary Gaughan Becker
Friend
April 14, 2021
Diane Torpey Bach GMA 77
April 14, 2021
My heartfelt condolences to Greg’s family and friends. He was such a gentleman and a kind soul.
Leslie Proffitt
Coworker
April 13, 2021
We send you all love and light - memories of Greg on the soccer sideline, supporting Maddie and teammates, just loving life. Beautiful, joyful times. Praying for peace and strength -
The Minecci Family
Friend
April 13, 2021
Thoughts and prayers to the family at this difficult time. Such a loss. Worked with Greg on scheduling interviews with candidates. Barbara Makas
Barbara Makas
Coworker
April 13, 2021
My deepest condolences to you Denise and Elise, Greg, Mat, and Maddie.
It's so sad...
Peter Maggitti
Friend
April 13, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Maribel Montero
Coworker
April 13, 2021
It saddens my heart that you have gone but to a better place. Watch over your family and all of us from above. We need your intersession with God to protect us. You left to young and way to soon.
Jacqueline Conrad
Friend
April 13, 2021
Our heartfelt condolences to Denise and the kids. Greg was a very, very special person, kind, funny, and extremely smart, and if you think of it, he was in his own class.

He always took time to talk about work, business, politics, the world. He was never just about himself, he really cared about his family, and other people in general.
It is a tragedy in deed that he is no longer among us but it would have been more of one if he had never lived. My life has been enriched because I had the pleasure to work with him.
Greg will continue to be with us in our hearts and memories when we think about all the fun (and enlightening) encounters with him over the years.
As much as we enjoyed his company, he also loved being around people, may that be friends, clients, or colleagues.
His time with us was too short but I feel he made the most of it .. a thought that consoles me at least a little bit.
- Yvonne & Dan
Yvonne Bendinger-Rothschild
Coworker
April 13, 2021
Maddie and the whole Nowak family, I am so sorry for the loss of your loving father. Just hearing stories from Maddie in class or in the hallway, you could tell that Mr. Nowak loved you all unconditionally. I hope you are filled with the memories of your dad and the time that you had together.
Cara
Classmate
April 13, 2021
Deep condolences to Denise and Greg’s children and entire family and friends. I knew him at LaSalle. He was a kind, smart and talented person. I found this photo from the 1980’s with one of his many awards won while on the Gavel (speech) team at LaSalle.
Nancy Maule McNally
Classmate
April 13, 2021
Your Act II Playhouse Family
April 13, 2021
Denise and family,
I can’t find the words to say how sorry I am for your sudden loss of Greg. He was such a kind person and wonderful father. Please know we are praying for you in this difficult time and you are constantly in our thoughts. Rest in peace Greg.

Dave, Steph, Steve, Kelly, and Meg Schanes
Schanes Family
Friend
April 13, 2021
Greg has contributed a lot to my successes in life. This a huge tragedy and loss to many. Will always remember his smile. - Janaki Catanzarite
Janaki
Coworker
April 13, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful man, husband, father, son, brother, and in our case, an impressive, and kind friend.
Pascal and Joanne Scoles
Friend
April 13, 2021
Pascal and Joanne Scoles
April 13, 2021
May your memories of Greg help you, your children and all who loved him heal through this very difficult time. His legacy will live on as you continue with your journey. Please lean on each other and know we are here for you. Rest In Peace Greg. We’re sending our sincere sympathies and prayers for you all. Love, John, Ann, Angela and families
Ann
Friend
April 13, 2021
Charlie and Mary Fletcher
April 13, 2021
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