The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

July 16, 2013

Kenneth E. Novak

Star Beacon

CONNEAUT — Kenneth Elton Novak, age 58, of Saybrook Township and North Kingsville, Ohio, died suddenly of a probable coronary on Sunday, July 14, 2013.

Ken was born on Nov. 28, 1954, in Cleveland, Ohio, to the late James J. and Martha (Webb) Novak. He was a 1972 graduate of Edgewood High School and attended the Ashtabula County Joint Vocational School.

Mr. Novak was a self-employed licensed electrician and worked with various companies throughout Northeast Ohio.

Ken will be remembered by his friends and loved ones for his deep voice, sharp wit and his sense of humor; as well as always willing to lend a hand to those that needed one.

He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and his Thursday night gang...

Ken is survived by his loving wife, Carol (Miller) Novak, whom he married on March 20, 1993; brother, George Novak of Denver, Pa.; sister, Rhonda Alperin of Greenville, S.C.; and his aunt, Esther Callahan of Kingsville.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A Celebration of Ken's Life will be held 5 p.m., Thursday, July 18th, at the Conneaut Township Park Gazebo, with Pastor Tim Kraus, of the Conneaut Church of Christ, officiating. Family and friends may gather from 4:30 p.m. until time of Services at 5 p.m. at the Gazebo.

The family will receive friends at the Upper Pavilion at Conneaut Township Park, from 6 to 9 p.m., where a dinner will be served at the conclusion of the services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in memory of Ken may be given to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 15120, Chicago, III. 60693 or the Ashtabula Animal Protective League, 5970 Green Road, Ashtabula, Ohio 44004.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the THOMPSON-SMITH-NESBITT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, 345 Main St., Conneaut, Ohio 44030. Online condolences and obituary available at and

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