Charles J. (Chuck) Novak

William Snyder Funeral Home

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | March 22, 2023

Charles J. Novak, 69, of Pitcairn, passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2023. He was born September 24, 1953 in Pittsburgh, a son of late Edward and Barbara (Crowe) Novak. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother Ernest Novak, sister Corrine Novak, sister in-law Sandra Novak, and brother in-law Johan Hild. Chuck was was a member of Faith Bible Baptist Church, Wilkins Township, and a graduate of East Allegheny High School.

A hard worker and fast learner he went into the workforce after high school. He worked for 19 years at the old Pittsburgh Hospital in Homewood. Following that he worked many years as a delivery and cab driver throughout Pittsburgh, this only adding to his uncanny sense of direction, and getting anywhere in the city many different ways. Also finding the best Pittsburgh dives to eat! Chuck was a diehard Pittsburgh sports fan. He had an undeniable memory, fierce sense of independence and stubborn personality! Above all he was loyal to his family and friends. He is survived by his children Stephanie (Cliff) Schademan of Bethel Park, and Joseph Novak (Rachel Kohut) of West View; grandchildren Charlotte, Kade, and Will; brothers and sisters David Novak of East McKeesport, Janet Novak of Conway, Margaret Hild of Fredericksburg, Virginia, and Betty Lynn (Ken) Sari of Wake Forest, North Carolina; also nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Forgie-Snyder Funeral Home, 1032 Broadway, East McKeesport, 412-823-8083. A funeral ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the funeral home with Pastor Gary LaPietra officiating. Interment will follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers those wishing can contribute to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, For online condolences please visit

Originally published March 22, 2023.

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