Louise Marion (Hrazdil) Novak, 91, of Endicott, NY passed away Wednesday evening, September 26, 2018. She was born in Binghamton, NY on November 5, 1926, the daughter of Rudolph Hrazdil and Alžbeta (Čarsky) Hrazdil. She was pre-deceased by her parents, her devoted and loving husband of 45 years, Walter A. Novak, and by her son, Walter S. Novak.
Louise is survived by her beloved children; two sons, one daughter, and two daughters-in-law, John Novak, Omaha, NE, Nancy Novak, Binghamton, NY, Richard and Michele (Savage) Novak, Apalachin, NY, and Laurie (Testani) Novak, Vestal, NY. She is also survived by her older sister and next-door neighbor of 60 years, Adelade (Hrazdil) Gracin, as well as four precious grand children, Paul Novak, Vestal, NY, Elise (Novak) and Dustin Slicklen, Vestal, NY, Royce Novak and fiancee Lin Li, Madison, WI, Kinsey Novak, Syracuse, NY, one great grand-daughter, Ava Slicklen, along with her much-loved nephews, nieces, cousins, dear friends, and neighbors.
A life-long resident of the triple cities and the daughter of two hard-working Endicott-Johnson factory employees who immigrated from Slovakia, Louise never took anything for granted and was kind and gracious to everyone she met. She regarded family and friends with the highest importance, always willing to drop everything to help out family, friends, and her church. She was a life-long member of St. Joseph’s Church in Endicott, a member of the Catholic Daughters, and worked for years assisting the Sisters to sew the habits they wore. Louise prayed the Rosary daily, and kept a list of family, friends, and neighbors who she included in her prayers.
She retired from the guidance office at Jennie F. Snapp middle school in 1984, where she worked as a secretary. Louise was an accomplished pianist, seamstress, and an incredible cook. In her retirement she would frequently be seated at her piano, filling her house with music. Louise and Walter spent many wonderful summers at their cottage on Crescent Lake. When not at the piano or the lake, she was sewing intricate quilts or crocheting afghans, which were then given out as gifts to family and friends.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, 9:30 AM from the Leon Pucedo Funeral Home, Inc. 1905 Watson Blvd. Endicott and at 10:00 AM at St. Joseph’s Church, where a Funeral Mass will be held. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City, NY. The family will receive friends at the Pucedo Funeral Home on Monday from 4 to 6 PM.
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
St. Joseph's Church
207 Hayes Ave.
Endicott, NY 13760