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of Latrobe, passed away on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.Born on June 16, 1942 in Johnstown, he was a son of the late Pete and Zelma (Long) Novitsky.Robert proudly served eight years in the U.S. Air Force. He was an Air Traffic Controller at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport and enjoyed controlling for over 50 years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Robert T. Novitsky, Jr.; and a brother-in-law, Donald Yackulich.
Robert is survived by his wife of 56 years, Linda M. (Keslar) Novitsky; a son, Matthew Novitsky and his wife Brenda (Palmer); a daughter, Stacie Stemmler and her husband Carl; a brother, Thomas M. Novitsky and his wife Rose; a sister, Donna M. Yackulich; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.Family and friends will be received from 11 am to Noon Saturday at the John J. Lopatich Funeral Home, Inc., 601 Weldon Street, Latrobe. Military services will be conducted at 11:30 am Saturday in the funeral home by the Latrobe-Derry Veterans Honor Guard. Funeral Liturgy will be held at Noon Saturday in the funeral home. Private interment will be at Benshoff Hill Cemetery, Johnstown. To sign online Guest Book, send condolences, or to view detailed obituary information, please visit www.lopatich.com.
Published on July 13, 2017
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