Glenn Edward Novak
Monday 19th of January 1959 - Friday 30th of July 2021
Glenn Edward Novak, 62, of Lexington, and husband of Michele Susan Dropik Novak passed away on July 30, 2021. He was born to Jean Hagerty Novak and the late George Novak on Jan. 19, 1959 in Pittsburgh, PA.
Glenn was a U.S. Army retiree and Desert Storm veteran who was especially proud of his time served as a member of the 101st Airborne Division. He attained the rank of Chief Warrant Officer. During his post-Army civilian career, he was a logistics planner at the Bluegrass Army Depot.
Glenn was an avid Lexingtonian with a love of all things Kentucky, including bourbon and Keeneland and was very proud to have been named a Kentucky Colonel. Although he settled in Lexington, he never forgot his Pittsburgh roots and remained a loyal Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Glenn also enjoyed golf, skiing, sightseeing, and hiking. He loved to travel and was able to see much of the world. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family. His family and friends will forever remember Glenn’s loving and spontaneous nature and his ability to sing and tell the best stories.
In addition to his loving wife and his mother, he is survived by 7 children, Rachel (Steven Cooper) Novak, Michael Novak, Jennifer (Benjamin) Karns, Ryan Rega, Marissa (AJ) Mannarino, Benjamin Novak, and Natalie Novak; 5 grandchildren, Imogen Cooper, Abigail Karns, Olivia Karns, Amelia Cooper, and Gianna Mannarino; 5 siblings, Karen (Mike) Williams, Gary Novak, Greg (Joann) Novak, Janice (Stan) Wiens, and Beverly (Ron Pynos) Murray-Pynos; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation Thursday, 6pm-8pm at Milward-Man O’ War. Funeral Mass Friday, 11am at the Cathedral of Christ the King. Plans are being made for a graveside service with military honors at Arlington National Cemetery.
Masks Required at Both the Visitation and the Funeral Mass.
In lieu of flowers, donations to The Gary Sinise Foundation (https://www.garysinisefoundation.org/).
I graduated with Glenn in High School. He was also a fellow Soldier. We shall meet again at the Fiddlers Green again. Salute to you Chief Novak.
So sorry to hear of Glenn's passing. My deepest sympathies and prayers go out ot all of his family and friends.
Michele, I am so sorry for your loss.. .Glenn was a great guy and will be missed by many... He is now with our Lord and you must trust in Him that Glenn is now home and safe...free of any pain or suffering...God bless you...I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers...❤
Dear Rachel, and Family, my deepest condolences for your loss. My thoughts are with you in these challenging times. Manu
I was Glenn’s Team Commander in Germany from 1984-85. He was the smartest, sharpest A&M member in the unit. He was always a delight, always had a can-do spirit, and always came through. He was one of the good guys, and I strongly advised him to become a warrant officer or seek a commission. He was a subject matter expert and a born leader. It’s been 36 years since I’ve seen him, yet he made such a strong impression on me and everyone he met, that it seems like yesterday. My condolences to the family, he was a good man and will be missed. Michele, my deepest condolences. I’ll see if I can dig up some old photos of when we were young and warrior kings, and post them for all to see and honor.
Andrea Kiesel Sterdissays
My sympathies and prayers to Michele and the Novak family. May your memories bring you solace and peace during this time. So many memories of Glenn. Rolling Hills camping trips!! ✝️🙏🌄