Charles J. “Butch” Novak, 61, of River Forest died on Aug. 8, 2018. He was the proud owner of Villager Foods in Oak Park.

Butch Novak was the father of Joseph (Stephanie) and Brittany Novak; beloved Papa of Steve and Michelina; brother of JoAnn Loftus, Linda Monckton and Mary Beth (Tim) Novak-Eckenroad; uncle of Tim Jr. (Katie), Kristine (Jason), Brent (Brittany), Patrick (Mary) and the late Matthew and Peter Monckton; great uncle of Kelsey, Brennen, Peyton, Brogan and Elliott; son of the late Joseph and Eleanor Novak and grandson of grandmother Novak and grandmother Rose. He is survived by his dearest friends, Sheila and Colleen, Danny and Kevin. 

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Aug. 16 from 2 to 5 p.m., with prayers at 4 p.m. at Humes Funeral Home, 320 W. Lake St., Addison (2 miles east of Rt. 53, 2 miles west of Rt. 83). 

Memorials to “Out of the Darkness” (The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention), St. Baldricks Foundation or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will be greatly appreciated. Info or 630-628-8808.

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