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Edward Novak

January 26, 1938 — July 31, 2021

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Edward "Butch" Novak, 83, of Kansas City, Kansas, passed away Saturday, July 31, at Villa St. Francis Hospice care center in Olathe, Kansas. Visitation will be held on Monday, August 9, from 5:00pm-7:00pm at Skradski Funeral Home. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, August 10, at 10:00am at the Cathedral of St. Peter, 416 North 14th Street, Kansas City, Kansas. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Kansas City, Kansas.
Edward was a lifelong resident of Kansas City, Kansas and a graduate of Bishop Ward High School, Class of 1956. He was a veteran who served his country in the United States Army in Korea during the Korean War. Edward spent many years working for the telephone company in Kansas as well as in Canada, where he met his wife Adeline, to whom he was married for 42 years.
He was a lifelong parishioner at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Kansas City, Kansas, where he served as an altar boy in childhood and again as an adult when called upon. Edward served his community as an American Red Cross volunteer. He was also a licensed amateur radio operator who used this skill as a storm watcher and as a volunteer at local charity bike rides.
The family of Edward Novak would like to thank all of the caregivers at Villa St. Francis who took care of him with grace and kindness. His family will always remember him as a boisterous man full of life and laughter who loved a good time. He loved his family and fully embraced his Croatian-Slovenian heritage and community.
He is survived by two daughters, Terese Smith and Barbara Paniagua; three grandchildren, Isabella Paniagua-Novak, Diego Paniagua, and Ethan Smith; sister, Jeanine Supplee; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bert and Mary Brown; and many nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death are his wife, Adeline; parents, Edward and Barbara; and sister, Mary Beth Biscanin.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Red Cross.


Monday, August 09, 2021

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

340 N 6TH STKANSAS CITY, Kansas 66101-3350
Directions Mass of Christian Burial Cathedral of St. Peter

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

10:00 AM

409 N. 15thKansas City, Kansas 66102
Directions Burial Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

11:30 AM

StateKansas City, Kansas

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