Butch Novak, 61

Owner of Villager Foods in Oak Park

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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 www.humesfh.com or 630-628-8808.

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Jack Buoscio from Riverside  

Posted: August 16th, 2018 8:07 PM

Butch was a GREAT guy! He was a friend to anyone who crossed his path. I played hockey with him for years and he was a really good player but an even better person. I am truly sad hearing this news and I wish him peace.

Dawn Sullivan from Oak Park  

Posted: August 15th, 2018 7:18 PM

I will miss seeing you blazing down the wing at Ridgeland Commons. You gave a lot to the Oak Park community and will be missed by a couple two-three generations of people. RIP Butch. Patrick Sullivan-Oak Park

Ray Karenas from Des Plaines  

Posted: August 15th, 2018 9:00 AM

My condolences to all Butch's family and friends and hockey teammates. As a fellow hockey player who regularly skated with Butch at Ridgeland Commons (Paul Hrudy Rink) I am in shock and sadness. May he Rest In Peace...

Craig Bonnell from Oak Park  

Posted: August 14th, 2018 3:14 PM

I knew Butch from The Villager and then from his work at Gunzos and finally as a hockey player at our mostly old man skate at Ridgeland Ice Rink on Friday's. He was always friendly and professional in all my interactions with him and I will miss him. My condolences to his family.

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