Elmwood Funeral Chapel & Crematory

Visitation Information

John R. Novak

Passed away on December 25, 2020

John Richard Novak, age 94.  Late of Crown Point, Indiana, formerly of the East Side of Chicago.  Passed away December 25, 2020.  Beloved husband of the late Gloria (nee Heinkel) for 67 years.  Loving father of Linda (Dr. Martin) Faber, James (Lelia) Novak, and Lori (David) Caputo.  Cherished grandfather of 13 and great grandfather of 19.  Dearest brother of the late Armella (late William) Dunbaugh and the late Arthur (late Jean) Novak.  Veteran of the US Navy – WWII.  John retired from Illinois Bell Telephone Company after 40 years of dedicated service.  He was a charter member of the Knights of Columbus Trinity Council #3755, a member of the American Legion Post #220, and a longtime member of the East Side Lions.  John enjoyed wood working, skiing, and camping.  Visitation Thursday, December 31, 2020 from 9:30 am until time of prayers at 10:45 am at the Elmwood Funeral Chapel 11300 W. 97th LN. (1/2 block west of US 41/Wicker Ave. at 97th Ln.) St. John to St. Matthias Church.  Mass of Christian Burial 11:30 am.  Interment Calumet Park Cemetery.  For more information 219-365-3474 or www.elmwoodchapel.com


Prayers at Elmwood Funeral Chapel
Thursday, December 31, 2020 - 10:45 am

Funeral Mass:
St. Matthias Church
101 W Burrell Dr
Crown Point, Indiana 46307
Thursday, December 31, 2020 - 11:30 am

Calumet Park Cemetery
Merrillville, Indiana

Visitation Location

St. John
11300 W. 97th Lane
St. John, IN 46373
(219) 365-3474


Visitation Information

Thursday, December 31, 2020 - 9:30 am until 10:45 am

"Lion John was a very kind and friendly man. It was a pleasure knowing him."
- Gregory Zyvert
December 29, 2020 12:42 am

"My prayers and sympathies are with your family. "
- Trish Cochran
December 29, 2020 10:04 am

Candles Lit