Donna Marie Novak, 63, of Dickson City died on Tuesday at home. Her parents were the late Harry & Elizabeth “Betty” Cucura Taylor.
Born in Olyphant, she resided in Dickson City most of her life. She was a 1971 graduate of Mid Valley High School and was most recently employed at St. Joseph’s Center as a caregiver and prior to that Cinram.
Donna was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and aunt; her grandchildren were her pride and joy. She liked animals and had a special passion for abused animals, which was evident by her dog, Emma and her many Facebook posts.
She is survived by two sons: Brian R. and Kevin R. Novak, both of Dickson City; one daughter, Jennifer M. Remetta and husband Chad A. of Clarks Summit; one sister Cheryl E. Damiani and husband Daniel T. of Jessup; two grandchildren: Aiden and Kaylee Remetta; two nieces: Elisa Dennis and Janel Semanision; and her former husband, Robert Novak, New Hampshire.
Funeral services will be on Friday at 7:00PM at the Hudak-O’Shea Funeral Home, 115 Garfield Avenue, Olyphant with Fr. Nestor Iwasiw, pastor of Ss. Cyril & Methodius Greek Catholic Church officiating. Interment will be private in the parish cemetery.
Friends may call on Friday from 5 to 7PM at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road, S. Abington Twp., PA, 18411 or St. Joseph’s Center, 2010 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA, 18509.
For directions or online condolences please visit www.hudak-osheafuneralhome.com.