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EDDINGTON - Stanley Andrew Novak Sr., 83, died Monday, April 6, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. He was born August 6, 1931, in Jamesburg, NJ, the son of Andrew S. and Ethel M. (Clinton) Novak.

After graduating from high school, Stan joined the United States Marine Corps, proudly serving his country. He was wounded during the Korean War and was also a member of Special Forces. He and his wife Alberta were married 59 ½ years when she died unexpectedly in February, 2012. Stan was a volunteer with the Helmetta (NJ) Fire Department, a position he held for 25 years, and a member of the American Legion in Ellsworth. Stan was a carpenter by trade. He built many homes, was the project manager when the Bangor Mall was built in 1980, and also was involved in the construction of the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor.

Stan is survived by his children, Geraldine Phillips and husband, James of Seminole, FL, Stanley Novak Jr. and wife, Karen of Holden, Debra Wilder and husband, Bruce of Hermon, Kent Novak and wife, Rebecca of Northport, FL, Alberta Farthing and friend, John Partridge of Lucerne, Andrew Novak of Greenville, NH, and Albert Novak and wife, Michelle of Ellsworth; 14 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews; and his dog, RJ. In addition to his parents and his beloved wife, Stan was predeceased by a brother.

The family would like to give special thanks to Mike Hudson, who was Stan's true friend right to the end; to Michelle Novak and Tom Read for the extra special care they provided, and to New Hope Hospice for everything they do.

A funeral service will be held 3PM Friday, April 10 at the Hermon Baptist Church, with the Rev. Garnett Chute officiating. Friends are invited to call from 2PM until the time of service. Following the service relatives and friends are invited to share conversation and refreshments at the church. Interment with military honors will be held in the spring at the Jonathan Eddy Cemetery, Eddington. Those wishing to remember Stan in a special way may make gifts in his memory to the Hermon Baptist Church, 2496 Route 2, Hermon, ME 04401.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.
Published on  April 8, 2015
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