Saturday, June 14, 2014
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
Traverse City Life Story Funeral Home
Traverse City Location
400 West Hammond Road
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 941-9034
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At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Heartland Hospice
4020 Copper View; Suite 113
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 935-0389
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Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Cherryland Floral
1208 S. Garfield
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 941-5761
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Flower Station
341 W. Front St.
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 946-1742
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Life Story / Obituary


Laurence Richard Novak

Died June 3, 2014

TRAVERSE CITY — Laurence Richard Novak, 77, of Traverse City, died June 3, 2014, at his home. He was born on March 20, 1937, in Traverse City, to Lawrence and Elizabeth (Osga) Novak.

He married Doris Arlene Cornett on Aug. 4, 2000.

Laurence worked for the City of Traverse City for 32 years before retiring in 2010.

He enjoyed spending his time fishing, hunting and camping.

Laurence is survived by his wife, Arlene; they were married on Aug. 4 2000; stepdaughters, Rebecca (Glen) Alexis and Christine Garcia, of Port Huron; step-grandchildren, Jared and Morgan; and his two sisters, Carolyn Sly and Beverly (Terry) Banks, of Traverse City.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Elizabeth Novak.

Cremation has taken place. An informal gathering will held from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 14, 2014, at the Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Heartland Hospice, 4020 Copper View, Traverse City, MI 49684.

Please visit www.lifestorynet.com to sign the guestbook and share a message with his family.