Glenn Edward Novak

Monday 19th of January 1959 - Friday 30th of July 2021

Glenn Edward Novak

Services

Visitation

Aug 5, 2021 (6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Milward-Man O' War

1509 Trent Blvd., Lexington, KY

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Funeral Mass

Aug 6, 2021 (11:00 am )

Cathedral of Christ the King

299 Colony Boulevard, Lexington, KY

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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 Glennโ€™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 Oโ€™ 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/).

 

Guest Book

Stephen Schwartz

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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.

2 months ago

Susan Kirshner

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Dear Rachel and Family, My condolences on your loss. I am thinking about you during this difficult time. Sincerely, Susan Kirshner

2 months ago

Cynthia (Wolfe) Vogt

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My condolences Michelle to you and your family. So saddened to hear about Glenn. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

2 months ago

Susan Sparks

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I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to Ben and Natalie, plus the rest of Glennโ€™s family.

2 months ago

Kathleen Hagerty Secilia

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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

2 months ago