Pamela Sue (Salisbury) Novak
06/11/1949 - 10/19/2021
Obituary For Pamela Sue (Salisbury) Novak
Pamela "Pam" Sue (Salisbury) Novak, peacefully passed away in the presence of her family on Tuesday, October 19th 2021. She was born on June 11th 1949 in Grand Rapids, MI.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Iris Salisbury, her grandparents, Hearschel and Mildred Axford, Benjamin and Ellen Salisbury.
Pam is survived by her loving husband of 37 years, Tom Novak, their children, Sarah Novak, Adam Novak, her brothers David (Joyce) Salisbury, Tom (Bernie Arnold) Salisbury, sister Janice Chichester, niece, Jenny Chichester, nephew, Ryan Chichester, great nephews, Vincent and Edgar Chichester, and many beloved extended family members.
Pam graduated Creston High School, Class of 1967 and then graduated from Michigan State University in 1971. Pam had a passion and appreciation for many of life’s great offerings and arts; she loved ballet and participated in many recitals. She loved music, especially classic music, the piano and her collection of original LP records. She enjoyed the great outdoors, camping, biking, lighthouses, and bird watching and photography – at which she excelled. She was a true green thumb in the garden, tending to her vegetables and flowers was sure to find her with a smile. Pam supported the National Audubon Society and was a longtime member of the Michigan Historical Society. Pam was a registered nurse, selflessly serving in pediatrics for 41 years at Sparrow Hospital. She was respected and liked by her numerous colleagues and was a consistent source of smiles and love her entire life, that will be surely missed.
Pam’s family invites you to a Visitation on Wednesday, October 27th 2021 from 10AM to 12PM at Hessel-Cheslek Funeral Home (88 E. Division, Sparta, MI 49345), followed by a Funeral Service starting at 12PM. Their will be a Burial and Graveside Service at 2PM at Fairplains Cemetery (598 Martindale St NW, Sparta, MI 49345).
Memorial Contributions in Pam’s honor can be made to Feeding America of West Michigan (864 W River Center Dr NE, Comstock Park, MI 49321).
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So sad to see the passing of Pam. I worked for many years with Pam at Sparrow. She was such a wonderful nurse, so caring and kind to all. I have so many memories but the one that stands out most when I think of Pam, is her infectious laugh. She had a true gift to make everyone smile. I feel blessed to have known her. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Susan Heil-Godfrey
We were so sorry to hear of Pam's passing. Our sincerest condolences to Tom, Sarah and Adam. Pam had so many interests and accomplishments, the most important of which was her family. May you find comfort and support in each other and all those who care about ypu.
Im so sorry for family.i had the honor..not in lasy few ys but for years of being her hairstylist.watching kids grow.she was special. Kim baker
Remembering Pam as a sweet, kind and smart lady. The memory that keeps coming back is of her as a happy bride on her wedding day to Tom so many years ago. They built a solid life together and raised two great children. The world could sure use more people like Pam. Wishing her the peace and rest she so deserves and comfort for her family. Much love - Paula And Bruce Sutton
My thoughts and prayers to your family. The candle signifies the light she shined on your family and to each and every life she touched in her calling as a nurse.
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