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John Novakovich

July 3, 1928 — July 16, 2020

John N. "Googie" Novakovich 92 of Monessen died on Thursday July 16, 2020 in his residence. Born in Monessen on July 3, 1928 he was the son of the late Jacob and Anna Yezerinac Novakovich. John retired from the Monessen School District where he was a math teacher, guidance counselor and administrator. He was a member of the Former St. Anthony's Catholic Church and now The Epiphany of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church, Croatian Fraternal Union Lodge 194, the American Legion Post 28 and the PSEA. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers Jack and Alex Novakovich and a sister in law Josephine Novakovich. He served his country in the United Sates Army during WWII. He is survived by his wife of 67 years Dorothy " Dotsy" Sabol Novakovich. Three children Janice and Jonathan Harding of Slippery Rock, John Novakovich of Spartansburg PA., Julie and Brian Thieser of Monessen, a sister in law Joan Novakovich and Numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received on Friday from 6 until 8 pm and Saturday from 11 am until 12 noon at which time the funeral service will take place in the Robert A. Billick Funeral Home Inc. Grand Blvd and Marion Ave Monessen and interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery. Due to the State Regulations concerning the Covid-19 pandemic the funeral home must limit guests to 25 at a time also face coverings and social distancing are required. Memorial donations can be made to the family and will be used to fund a scholarship for Monessen High School Students.

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Friday, July 17, 2020

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Robert A. Billick Funeral Home, Inc.

1415 Marion Avenue
Monessen, PA 15062

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Saturday, July 18, 2020

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Robert A. Billick Funeral Home Inc.

Monessen, PA 15062

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