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/).
Condolences to the entire family. I did not work with Glen but knew him from working at depot. This is sad news but I will remember him as a great guy. Once again I offer my Condolences.
Dear Rachel and Family, My condolences on your loss. I am thinking about you during this difficult time. Sincerely, Susan Kirshner
Cynthia (Wolfe) Vogtsays
My condolences Michelle to you and your family. So saddened to hear about Glenn. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to Ben and Natalie, plus the rest of Glenn’s family.
Kathleen Hagerty Seciliasays
Jerry and I a re deeply sorry for your loss,our thoughts and prayers are with you all.R.I.P. Glenn. You will be missed.Uncle Jerry and Aunt Kathy