Eric William Novak was born May 20, 1959 in Chicago, Illinois to Daniel and Bette (nee Burger) Novak. He passed away April 16, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family.
Eric graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor’s degree and MBA. He worked in data analysis within the public utility and consulting industries, most recently with the government. Eric was an avid hockey player and accomplished artist. He enjoyed golf, writing letters to the Better Business Bureau, and spending time with his family. Eric was staunchly pro-life and his annual Christmas cards were anxiously anticipated by all. He will be remembered for his unconventional sense of humor and his service to his church and God.
Eric is survived by his wife of 31 years, Susanne nee Bailes; his children, Sarah (Zach) Benning and Karl Novak; his siblings, Mark (Patty) Novak, Kate (Steve) Lescohier, Mike (Alice) and Dan (Carol) Novak; and his many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial visitation Friday, April 21, 2017 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Glueckert Funeral Home Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road (4 blocks south of Palatine Road), Arlington Heights, IL 60004. Prayers 8:45 am, Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the funeral home, proceeding to Our Lady of the Wayside, 440 S. Mitchell Avenue for Mass at 9:30 am. Interment private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, World Vision or The Buddy Foundation. Funeral information and condolences www.GlueckertFH.com or (847) 253-0168.