Mary Ann Duboy Novak, 87, of Perryopolis, Perry Twp., passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2023 at her home. Born May 14, 1936 in Leisenring, PA she was the daughter of the late John and Julia Watchko Duboy. She spent many years as a full time mom to her 6 children before working at the Perryopolis Shop ‘n Save, Hoss’ and Hills. Mary Ann was an avid reader, a crossword connoisseur, and a competitive game player. Her high-spirited viewing of both Pirate and Steelers games was well known by her family. A resident of Perryopolis for the past 65 years, Mrs. Novak was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church for over 50 years.
She is survived by her husband Harry W. Novak to whom she was married to for 67 years, three sons & two daughters in law Harry & Zona Novak Jr. of Parma Heights, OH, Mark & Mary Novak of Winchester, VA, Tim Novak of Newell, two daughters & two sons in law Teresa & Steve Cluss of Winchester, VA, Susan & Eric Guiser of Newell, daughter in law Sherri Novak of Perryopolis, 19 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her son Jeff Novak, two sisters Evelyn Liberatore and Connie Novak, and brother Robert Duboy.
A private viewing will be held for the family in the Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations LLC, Family Owned and Operated, 191 Liberty St. Perryopolis, PA 724-736-2515. Family and friends are invited to gather directly at St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church on Saturday, September 2 for Divine Liturgy at 10 AM with the Rev. Oleh Seremchuk as celebrant. Interment will take place in St. Nicholas Cemetery. There will be a social gathering in the hall following burial at St. Nick’s Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that a donation be made in her name to either the St. Nicholas Renovation Fund or the Mary Fuller Frazier Community Library.