Joseph L. Novak
July 5, 1940 - August 12, 2012
Joseph L. Novak, 72, of Batavia passed away Sunday, August 12, 2012 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 5, 1940 in Chicago, IL the son of Joseph and Helen (nee Lakomy) Novak. He was united in marriage to Patricia Baro on January 9, 1965 in Chicago, IL. Joe began his career in the banking industry before founding his own business, BFC. He truly loved BFC and all the great people that have made the company such a huge success. The company was his passion. Even during the darkest hours of his fight, he always wanted to hear about the latest developments at the company. He is survived by his wife Pat; three sons, Joe (Jessica) Novak, of Geneva, Brad (Cindy) Novak, of Geneva, Matt (Nell) Novak, of Batavia and a daughter, Karen (Patrick) McMahon, of Inverness; thirteen grandchildren, Olivia, Max, Mary Clare, Abby, Ryan, Lily, Peter, Joey, Evan, Addy, Nora, Matthew and Megan; two brothers, Walter Novak and Bob (Julie) Novak; a sister-in-law, Beverly (Stephen) Eldridge and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 South Batavia Ave. Batavia, IL. Funeral services will begin with prayers from the funeral home at 9:30 A.M. Wednesday, August 15, 2012 before proceeding to Holy Cross Catholic Church 2300 Main Street Batavia, IL to celebrate Mass at 10:00 A.M. Interment will be held private in Resurrection Cemetery in Geneva Township.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Holy Cross Catholic Church c/o Guardian Angel Fund 2300 West Main Street Batavia, IL 60510 or American Cancer Society 143 Main Street Batavia, IL 60510.
- Tramble Tomerlin
My apologies for being late- I just heard the news. Joe was a outstanding individual and Jeptha Lake will not be the same without him.
Tramble Tomerlin and Family
- Barara and Dick Kalina
Joe was the epitome of husband, father, friend, and loyal Batavian. He and his touch on the community will be sorely missed. We need more like him to cement the bonds among people. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and as you adjust to the loss of his physical presence. He, however, is a arpt of your lives and will be with you and us forever.
- Paul Rego
Dear Pat and family...Deeply sorry to hear of the loss of Joe- a special guy who, with a very special treasure of a lady, forged a loving, joyful family. Our love and support as the good Lord brightens the way.
- Jim & Diane Sullivan
Dear Pat & Family,
We have so many treasured moments with Joe in our life journey. His presence through the years has meant so much!
He gave his all to win his battle in the hopes of more wonderful moments with you, Pat and your loving family.
Now he is at peace and we are sure he has been welcomed with open arms by family and friends who went before him.
May all the happy treasured moments shared help ease this loss. May God bless each of you.
Jim & Diane Sullivan
- Carolyn Werneke
Dear Pat and all of your family. We were so sorry to hear that Joe passed away Sunday. We know he has been through so much and that all of you have been there for him. We will be thinking of you and all of you are in our prayers.
Carolyn & Ed Werneke
- Barbara Maxwell-Kelley
Joe, You gave it your best fight even when times became tough. You have now reached your wonderful reward!
- Rev. Christopher L. Krymski,osm
Dearest Pat and All in the Novak Family...
My deepest sympathies and loving prayers are with all of you in our loss of Joe from this earthly journey. But we all know that there
are many family and friends to welcome Joe back home to Heaven. Thank you all for sharing Joe with all of us! I was very honored and happy to know Joe as a great friend of mine, Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica Parish and St. Peregrine Ministries.
Thank You, Joe and God bless You with Everlasting Life....Eternal Rest grant unto Joe , O Lord and let the perpetual Light shine upon him....May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in Peace...Amen
Peace, Love and Preyers, Fr. Chris, osm
Pat and family The world lost a great man. Joe sr. brightened our life's every time our paths crossed. His smile & grin always made me feel better. Joe could tell a story with the best of them(The Repo man stories were the best). I will always remember him as an extremely proud Grandfather. I know he is at peace with the Lord. May a part of him live on in each of you.