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Edna S. "Pet" Novak

Saturday, March 16, 2013 - Updated: 4:31 PM

March 14, 2013

Mrs. Edna S. "Pet" Novak, 88 years old of Van Dyke Avenue, died Thursday at Albany Medical Center.

She was born October 6, 1924 in Amsterdam, the daughter of John and Barbara Petkevich and was a lifelong resident of Amsterdam. Edna graduated from the former Fultonville School and St. Mary's School of Nursing. She worked as a Registered Nurse at St. Mary's Hospital for many years. Her focus was the Operating Room and the Recovery Room.

Edna was a communicant of the former St. Casimir's Roman Catholic Church and was a person of strong faith. She enjoyed reading, lunches with girlfriends and was especially fond of animals. Edna was attuned to political and current events. She will be remembered for her great sense of humor and enlightened perspectives.

Edna is survived by her husband of 58 years Anthony J. Novak, her cousins: Claudia (David) Maryzak of Amsterdam, Marilyn (Robert) James of Pattersonville and Janet (Alexander) Chlopecki of Glenville. She is also survived by her close friend Colleen DeMaria of Amsterdam and many other good friends.

Edna was predeceased by her daughter Natalie.

Funeral services will be held 3:00pm Sunday at Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Avenue, Amsterdam.

Cremation will have taken place at Vale Crematorium.

Family and friends may call on Sunday from 1 until 3:00pm prior to the service.

Memorial Contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice. Please sign our guestbook at


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