Susan G. Novak 1954-2018

WARREN — Susan G. Novak, 63, was called home in the early morning hours of Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital.

Susan was born in 1954 in Cleveland, the oldest daughter of Shirley Milheim Moran.

Susan lived each day with a full, loving heart. She was proud to say she was a four-year cancer survivor and led a life of true selflessness and strength so that most could only dream of living to her example. She truly touched the life of every person with whom she came in contact.

Susan worked at St. Joseph Warren Hospital for 30 years as manager of composition and employee recognition; it was a job at which she excelled and she found many lifelong friends, including her closest friends, Jyoti and Reima.

Her joyous heart belonged first to her family and friends and second to her beautiful garden and home. Her garden was a reflection of who she was — each flower was planted and protected with care, love and protection.

Susan will be missed dearly, but we take solace in the fact that she now sits with the sun shining brightly and is showering us with her love and protection from above. Like her garden, her friends and family will continue to grow in her love.

She is survived by her close and loving family, her soulmate and loyal loving husband of 29 years, Ed Novak; loving brothers, Jeffrey and Michael Arnovitz; her brother-in-law, Joe Novak, and sister-in-law, Priscilla Warren; her one-and-only precious daughter, Rachel Gulakowski; and the true light of her life, her only granddaughter, Ava Berlyn Ebel.

Susan was preceded in death by her mother and by her stepfather, Ronald Moran.

Visitation for Susan will be 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, at Lane Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel, Warren, where a funeral service will immediately follow at noon.

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