Michele F. Novak, 73, passed away suddenly in Marco Island, Florida with her loving sister, Kathy, at her side. Loving sister of Kathy Novak; cherished niece of Jeanne (the late Edward) Swiatowiec; close cousin to Edward (Delores) Kowalczyk, Ray (Chris) Novak, Ken (Mary Rose) Nowak, Michael (Cindy) Swiatowiec, John (Patty) Swiatowiec, Mary Lee (Jaime) Garcia, and Beth Anne Swiatowiec; cherished cousin and friend of many. Preceded in death by her parents, the late Frank and Eleanore Novak.
Michele was a Math Teacher and Principal at Alvernia High School. She also worked in the Development Department and was on the Alumni Board at St. Patrick's High School. Michele was the Coordinator of the Department of Medicine Residency Program and later Business Manager for the Department of Medicine at Stroger Hospital before retiring.
Michele has lived in the Chicago area all her life, spending over 70 summers in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin and nearly forty winters and holidays in Marco Island, Florida. She was a much loved and dedicated educator and friend to many.
Funeral services were held on Monday, January 6th, funeral mass at St. Hyacinth Basilica. Interment Maryhill Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Adult Down Syndrome Center, 1610 Luther Lane, Park Ridge, Illinois 60068; to Lewis University DISCOVER Initiative, 1 University Parkway, Unit 292, Romeoville, Illinois 60446, or a charity of your choice. Michele will forever be imprinted on the lives she touched and through the memories we will always cherish. We celebrate a life lived with integrity, compassion, kindness, and courage. For more information, please call (773) 774-4100 or visit www.malecandsonsfh.com.
Sister Martinian (Mary Ruth) Schweisthal - faculty
At rest December 24th, 2018. Age 99
Sister Mary (Violette) Readdy - Class of 1952
At rest April 2, 2018
Herb Ramlose (English, 1969 - 1978)
At rest February 21, 2018
Loretta Clarke (former Sister Consuelo)
Alyce M. Dowey (Foreign Language)
At rest July, 2018