Richard A. Novak
Richard A. Novak, age 83, resident of Madrona Village, Round Lake, IL, passed away October 8, 2018 in Advocate Condell Hospital, Libertyville. He was an only child, born August 14, 1935 at Oak Park Hospital to Anton and Josephine Novak. It was a life filled with laughter, love, varied interests, challenges, sprinkled with bouts of stubbornness and courage of his convictions. He was a man with many interests and talents. He golfed, played volleyball, racquetball, and softball, traveled and played in numerous bowling leagues with his father throughout the years. He, family and friends enjoyed many weekends boating and fishing on Lake Geneva. He served stateside in the military during the time of the Korean conflict and was an active member of American Legion Post 626 in Hillside. He is survived by his wife, Judi of 35 years, two daughters Lisa (Brad) Sampson, and Alison (Steve) Wesolek. His extended blended family includes grandchildren Brittney (AJ), Branden (Krystal) Matthew (Cindi), Steven (Crista), Jason along with great grandchildren, Chase, Cayden, Evie, Josh, and the newest member, Josie, born on his birthday this year. Preceding him in death were his parents and extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins. A private Celebration of Life Memorial was held Oct 12. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Research Organization for Children and the Alzheimer Organization. For more information please contact Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium at (847)223-8122, log onto www.strangfuneral.org, or see our facebook page.