obit: Raymond David "Ray" Novak
In Memory of
Raymond David Novak
May 24, 1938 - March 31, 2010
Raymond David (Ray) Novak, 71 of Georgetown, Texas, passed away at North Austin Medical Center on March 31, 2010 surrounded by his wife, Margit, his sons and grandsons after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, on May 24, 1938, to Leonard and Ann Novak. He grew up in Jersey City the eldest of four siblings.
On December 29, 1973, Ray and Margit were married and lived in Hope, New Jersey, where they spent 22 wonderful years. They enjoyed traveling and spending fun times with friends at their "Polish Ponderosa". They followed the grandkids and moved to Round Rock, Texas in 1996 and moved to Georgetown, Texas in 2006.
Ray spent most of his business career in the computer software industry, working in various companies over the years at all levels of management. Upon his retirement in 1999, he started up his own small business which he ran and managed until his death. "Pops" loved to hunt and fish with his sons and grandsons, and enjoyed telling the tall tales of the ones that got away. He was also an avid golfer and spent many years stalking the elusive hole-in-one. Ray will be missed by all his friends at Berry Creek in Georgetown, all of whom affectionately called him "Pops".
Ray was preceded in death by his parents and first-born son, Larry.
Left to treasure his memory are his beloved wife of 37 years, Margit of Georgetown, Texas; his brother, Dennis Novak and wife Diane of Fort Meyers, Florida; his sisters, Leonora Tallo and Arlene Novak both of Garland, Texas; his sons, Keith and wife Darla of Austin, Texas and Michael of Bastrop, Texas. He also survived by his grandsons, Chris, Randy and Ryan; granddaughter, Melissa; great-granddaughter, Isabelle; nephews, Jeff and Leonard Tallo; and nieces, Kim Bailey and Cheryl Lynch.
A memorial service celebrating Ray's life will be held on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Philips United Methodist Church, 16321 Great Oaks Drive in Round Rock, Texas with Dr. Dale Schultz officiating. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Dr. Dennis Welch and his staff and Dr. Rajeed Prakash of the Austin Diagnostic Clinic as well as the awesome nursing staff on the Third Floor North. Their care and compassion for Ray and the whole family during this terrible ordeal was utterly fantastic.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in remembrance of Ray to Wounded Warrior Project or the charity of your choice.
Arrangements by Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home