Michelle Lynn Novak

| April 10, 2019

Michelle Lynn Novak, 33, of Franklin, passed away unexpectedly on April 6, 2019.

Born on February 4, 1986, in Buffalo, NY, she was the daughter of Dawn M. (Martin) and the late Robert P. Novak, Jr.

Michelle worked at Venango Training and Development Center as a General Laborer.

In her spare time, Michelle had a vibrancy for life. She was active in the Special Olympics, where she participated in softball, bowling, and swimming. Her greatest love was ice skating with the Gliding Stars, a skating group out of Buffalo, NY, and skating for SABAH, Inc. (Skating Athletes Bold At Heart). She also enjoyed the outdoors, where she liked to go camping, fishing, and spending time with her family.

Michelle always had a contagious smile and a hug ready. She enjoyed playing on the computer and playing cards with her family. She loved working and to see her friends at Springboard.

In addition to her mother, Michelle is survived by her two brothers, James B. Novak and his fiancee, Dawn Kinch, and Robert P. Novak, III, both of Franklin, her boyfriend, Herbie Byers of Franklin, her four uncles, Randy Novak of Franklin, David B. Novak and his wife, Christine, of Emlenton, Steven J. Novak and his wife, Marcy, of Cooperstown, and Donald Martin and his wife, Maria, of Minnesota; numerous cousins; and her best friend, Jennifer Gutkowski of Buffalo, NY.

Michelle was preceded in death by her father, Robert P. Novak, Jr. in 2012; and her maternal and paternal grandparents.

Family and friends will be received on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at the Gardinier Funeral Home, Inc., 1315 Chestnut Street, Franklin, PA 16323, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Funeral services for Michelle will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, April 13, 2019, starting at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Mark Fultz, pastor of the Cooperstown Evangelical Tabernacle, officiating.

Interment will be held at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, where Michelle will be laid to rest.

To help defray funeral costs, memorial contributions can be made in Michelle’s honor to the Gardinier Funeral Home, Inc., 1315 Chestnut Street, Franklin, PA 16323.

To send online condolences, or for further information, family and friends are invited to visit www.gardinierfuneralhome.com.

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