YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Phyllis J. Novak, 88 passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Canfield Place Senior Living.
Phyllis was born on November 8, 1928 in Ringgold Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Melvin and Dorothy (Hinderliter) Snyder.
Phyllis’ employment included American Greeting in Cleveland, Ohio on the assembly line.
After the family moved to Lordstown, Phyllis worked for a department store until her retirement.
She was an avid reader and enjoyed many hours reading her favorite books.
She is survived by her children, Patrick (Kathleen) Novak, of Austintown, Deborah Novak, of Strongsville, Linda Novak, of Boardman and Laura (Ralph) Flowers, of Cortland and her sister, Mary Walz, of Austintown. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Jamie (Shannon) Novak, Matthew (Jamie) Miller-Novak and Cara Leigh and three great-grandchildren, Liam, Nolan and Jenna.
Besides her parents, Phyllis is preceded in death by her husband, Patrick F. Novak, whom she married on November 8, 1947. Patrick died on August 16, 2005 after 58 years of marriage. Two sisters, Margie Bican and Dolores Miller, also preceded her in death.
There will be no calling hours per her wishes.
Interment will take place at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Mahoning County Hospice of the valley, 5190 Market St. Boardman, Ohio.
Care was entrusted to Lane Family Funeral Homes, Mineral Ridge Chapel.
A television tribute will air Tuesday, January 10 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.