John Joseph Novak, III

09/23/1945 — 03/22/2013

From Benton, City, WA, US | Born in Philadelphia, PA

John Joseph Novak, III

John J. Novak III 67 passed away March 22, 2013 at Hospice at The Chaplaincy in Kennewick, WA after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Margaret "Peggy" Novak of Benton City, sons Warren McCann of The Dalles, OR and Kevin McCann and his wife Mendy of, Dallas, TX. John was the proud grandfather of Callie and Courtney McCann of Dallas, TX. He is also survived by sisters Catherine and her husband Gary Achilles, Philadelphia, PA, Mary Adair, Berlin, MD, brother-in-law Edward Lawfer of Warminster, PA and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents John and Catherine Novak of Philadelphia, PA, sister Nora Lawfer of Warminster, PA and one son, Jerry McCann of Benton City, WA.

John attended school in Philadelphia. He joined the army after graduation and served a year in Vietnam. After being honorably discharged he then trained to become an electrician and was a proud member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. In 1976 he traveled west to find work and met his wife "Peggy." They settled in Benton City, WA. John retired after a long career with the Bonneville Power Administration. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed going on cruises with Peggy throughout the world.

Friends and family are invited to a recitation of the Rosary at 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 29, followed by Funeral Services at 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church, Benton City, WA. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.

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  • John was a respected electrician at Bonneville Power Administration who will be truly missed. He was a caring, generous, humorous, and hard-working individual with many friends and admirers and I feel privileged to have worked with him.

    Cindy Franke
    November 4, 2014
    Vancouver, WA
  • Peggy, Viola and I pray that your grief can be short lived during this very difficult time. John and I had a very special relationship from our time in Viet Nam. I will always remember him and his heartfelt devotion to me and the mission. May he rest in peace and may God,our Father guide his journey forever. He did good!

    James Mew
    November 4, 2014
    Houston, TX, USA
  • With deepest sympathy.

    Beverly Prisc
    November 4, 2014
    Bellbrook, WA, USA
  • John was a respected electrician at Bonneville Power Administration who will be truly missed. He was a caring, generous, humorous, and hard-working individual with many friends and admirers and I feel privileged to have worked with him.

    Cindy Franke
    November 4, 2014
    Vancouver, WA
  • Peggy, Viola and I pray that your grief can be short lived during this very difficult time. John and I had a very special relationship from our time in Viet Nam. I will always remember him and his heartfelt devotion to me and the mission. May he rest in peace and may God,our Father guide his journey forever. He did good!

    James Mew
    November 4, 2014
    Houston, TX, USA
  • With deepest sympathy.

    Beverly Prisc
    November 4, 2014
    Bellbrook, WA, USA
  • We have such wonderful memories of great times that we have shared with you. What a grand story teller you were accompanied with the best laugh! No one was better at opening his arms and sharing what he had with others. Our song to share with all is “On the Road Again”.

    David & Jeri
    November 4, 2014
    Roslyn, WA, United, States