Joann Novakovich, 59, of New Beaver Boro passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at UPMC – Jameson Hospital in New Castle. Although in ill health, death was unexpected.
Born December 31, 1960 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late John and Mildred (Mrkva) Novakovich.
Joann graduated from Lincoln High School in 1978. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading and sewing. She loved going to the beach. Joanne was known as the jokester of the family. She had an honest and big caring heart. She cherished time spent with her family.
Survivors include a son, Chris Novakovich and his fiancé, Jen Martin of New Galilee; daughter, Nicole Householder and her fiancé, Vince Wyatt of New Castle; three sisters, Debbie Novakovich of Ellwood City, Diane (Larry) Parker of Ellwood City, Annie Novakovich of North Sewickley; and two brothers, Richard Novakovich of Texas and John Novakovich of Colorado.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her companion of many years, Donald Householder who died July 16, 2006.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, private family services will be held. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Wampum.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Ellwood City Public Library.
Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.