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Stephen B. Novak, 83, of Smithfield

Stephen B. Novak (Altmeyer Funeral Home)

Stephen Bernard Novak Jr. passed away peacefully on April 26, 2023, at the age of 83 in Smithfield, Virginia. Born in Claremont, New Hampshire, on February 9, 1940, Stephen lived a full and interesting life.

Stephen’s careers included serving as a Navy Submariner, working as a Paper Mill Electrician, and even running his own small business selling hunting gear and equipment. He was hardworking and dedicated even after his retirement.

Outside of work, Stephen had a variety of interests including gardening, canning, fishing, hunting, and collecting coins and Moxie soda memorabilia. He was an avid outdoorsman, collector of interesting finds, and a friend of Bill W.’s for many years.

Stephen is preceded in death by his parents, Stephen and Olga Novak, and his son, Gregory Novak. Left behind to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Karen Eva Novak of Smithfield Virginia, daughters Olga Oswald (Novak) of Chesapeake Virginia and Sonja Novak of Greenville South Carolina; grandson Kevin Oswald; and his cherished cat, Leonidas.

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