Gary R. Novak, 76, of Cedar Rapids died Wednesday, November 6, 2019. Visitation will be held 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, November 11, 2019 at Cedar Memorial Park in Cedar Rapids. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. Burial will follow at Cedar Memorial. There will be a Celebration of Life at Mr. B’s in Cedar Rapids following the burial.
Gary was born on January 25, 1943 to Godfrey and Julia Novak in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He graduated from Washington High School. He owned Gary’s Heating and Air Conditioning.
Survivors include his beloved dog Petey, his children, Lisa (Bill) Sinak, Karla (Tom Brecht) Novak, Ann (Tim) Hoefer, John Novak, Steven (Jennifer Robinson) Novak, step-children, Lisa (Rex) Johnson and Todd (Jennifer) Schroeder; grandchildren, Julianne, Claire and Will Sinak, Tyler Beville, Kate, Aubrey & Mya Hoefer, Alexandria, Olivia, Samuel and Reegan Novak, Greylee Johnson, Simon, Zachary and Rylen Novak, Zach Carlin, Logan and Astrid Schroeder and great-grandchildren, Ari, Stella and Luca; his siblings, Paul (Jean) Novak, Carol (Chuck) Oehler and Therese (Duane) Thenhaus, many nieces and nephews and an abundance of friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Godfrey and Julia Novak and his wife Sharon McSpadden Novak.
Gary, aka “Mr. Wonderful” loved the Hawkeyes, golfing, bowling and fishing – especially in Hayward, Wisconsin. He enjoyed socializing with his many friends all around town and will be greatly missed by all.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.