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Brian Anthony Novak

September 5, 1981 — March 6, 2023

Brian Anthony Novak, of Scott Township and Olyphant, died unexpectedly at home on Monday. His wife is the former Alicia Tait.

Born in Scranton, on September 5, 1981, Brian attended LaSalle Academy, Jessup and Bishop O’Hara High School, Dunmore and was a graduate of Mid Valley High School, Throop, Class of 2000. He also attended the culinary program at Keystone College and was employed on the culinary staff at Pines Senior Living, Clarks Summit.

Brian had a passion for music and followed the “Grateful Dead.” He was a member of the “Bushwacker” camping family and enjoyed attending many craft shows with the Marquette family. Skiing, camping and road trips were his favorite pastime. He was of the Catholic faith and was also a licensed minister in the states of PA and MA and officiated the weddings for his good friends, Aaron and Rachel Cohen and Tony and Emily Cantafio.

He was the best father to Dylan and Hunter, both at home. He was the favorite son of Tony and Mary Ann Mackrell Novak, Olyphant. He is also survived by his sister and her boyfriend, Katie Novak and Cam Clark, Philadelphia; Aunts and Uncles, including: Dave and Bernie Mackrell, Susie and Tony Tolerico, Agnes Nichols and Alan Spilar, Jeff and Terri Nichols; cousins: Jeffrey and Debbie Nichols, Shaun and Amy Mackrell, Trish and James McCullagh, Elizabeth and Jimmy Greene, Rose and Chris Hughes, Rachel Mackrell; mother-in-law and father-in-law Sue and Mike Tait; brother-in-law, Addam Tait; numerous family and friends and his “pupper,” Katie Mae.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, David and Jane Mackrell and paternal grandparents, Tony and Reie Novak; Aunt Terri Longo Mackrell and his best “puppers,” Althea and Stagger Lee.

Blessing services will be held on Thursday at 7PM at the Hudak-O’Shea Funeral Home, 115 Garfield Ave., Olyphant. Rev. Scott P. Sterowski will officiate. Friends may call from 5 to 7PM at the funeral home. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road, S. Abington Twp., PA, 18411.

For directions or online condolences please visit www.hudak-osheafuneralhome.com.

MAY THE WINDS BLOW YOU SAFELY HOME.

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Visitation

Thursday, March 9, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Hudak-O'Shea Funeral Home, Inc.

115 Garfield Ave, Olyphant, PA 18447

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Funeral Service

Thursday, March 9, 2023

7:00 - 7:30 pm (Eastern time)

Hudak-O'Shea Funeral Home, Inc.

115 Garfield Ave, Olyphant, PA 18447

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Private (Final Disposition)

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