OBIT: Al (Vrazel) Novak
Al NovakAL NOVAK was born November 10, 1920 in Shiner, Texas, youngest son of John Novak and Frances Vrazel, passed away Febuary 4, 2008.He graduated from Shiner High School and Draughons Business College, served as Staff SGT. in the 873rd Air Engineers Squadron 455 Air Service Group in World War II from September 1942 to November 1945. He was employed by Johnson & Johnson in the Carolinas for eight years, returned to Houston and National Distillers for four years and retired from GTE Corp. in 1986.Al is survived by his wife of 54 years, Jane Bellenger Novak, daughter Nancy Novak, son Craig Novak and wife Debbie, three grandchildren, Rhionna and Nic Goethe and Alex Novak and great-granddaughter, Tayler Goethe, sister-in-law, Evelyn Novak and several nieces and nephews.Visitation will be Thursday, February 7, 2008 at Waltrip Funeral Directors from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. followed by a memorial service at 11:00 A.M. with Mr. Jimmy Lane officiating, followed by a reception at 20 Shadow Lane, Houston, Texas. Interment in Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery.For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Assoc.
Published in the Houston Chronicle on 2/6/2008.