Obituary: Helen Ann Kerpchar Novak, 88, of Greenville, S.C., formerly of Shelton

Helen Ann Kerpchar Novak, age 88, of Greenville, SC, formerly of Shelton, the widow of Joseph Novak, passed away peacefully on February 14, 2015 surrounded by her loving family.

Helen, a homemaker devoted to her family, was born in Bridgeport to the late Nicholas P. and Anna (Kraynak) Kerpchar, and has been a life long member of the Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Church of St. John the Baptist, Bridgeport.

Left to cherish her memories are her beloved children; Holly Papstein and her husband Robert, and Darren Novak, four grandchildren, Scott, Joseph, Sean, and Nicholas, 2 great-grandchildren, Cayden and Kyleigh, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was pre-deceased by her daughter-in-law, Susan, granddaughter, Jana, 3 sisters and 2 brothers.

Funeral services will take place on Tuesday, February 24th at 9:15am in the Adzima Funeral Home 50 Paradise Green Place Stratford, and at 10 am in the Carpatho Russian Orthodox Church of St. John the Baptist, Mill Hill Avenue Bridgeport, for a Requiem Funeral Service. Interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery Stratford. Friends may call on Monday from 4-7 p.m. Panachida will be at 4:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers those desiring may make donations in memory of Helen to the Alzheimer’s Foundation 301 University Ridge, Greenville, SC 29601.

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