Rose M. Novitsky


73, of Jackson Twp., passed away peacefully April 14, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family. Born November 15, 1945 in Johnstown, daughter of the late John Sr., and Hermina (Jakubac) Kubenko. Preceded in death by sister Anne Brown and brother-in-law Donald Yackulich. Survived by husband, Thomas M., to whom she was married 53 years and children: Thomas (Nicole) Novitsky, Jr.; and Christine (John) Weber. Also grandchildren: Grace, Ella, TJ, and JT; brother John (Pam) Kubenko; sister-in-law Donna Yackulich; and several nieces and nephews. Rose was an active member of St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church in Cambria City, where she and her husband were active volunteers for the church festivals. She loved her husband, children and grandchildren. She was formerly employed as a Marketing Director for Crown American Corporation, and had also worked for the former Portage Bank (S&T) and served as an office manager at Boyer Candy Company. Friends will be received from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Askew-Houser Funeral Homes, Inc., Nanty Glo, where a vigil prayer service will be held. Funeral Liturgy will be held at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday at St. Mary's Byzantine Church, the Rev. Msgr. Raymond Balta, celebrant. Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Johnstown. In lieu of flowers, donations in Rose's memory may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital (
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Susan Lavely
Apr 16, 2019
My deepest sympathies to your entire family. Rose was like a mother to me at a time in my life when I needed her, a true blessing. I will certainly miss her. Rest In Peace Rose ❤️❤️❤️
Ray and Pat Shoup
Apr 15, 2019
Tom and family our thoughts are with you during this sad time.
John Babyak
Apr 15, 2019
My sympathy to you, Tom, and your family. ☦️
Marie (Pappas) Coghlan
Apr 15, 2019
As I read this obituary, I thought of all the good times I have shared with the Novitsky family and realized that another link in the chain that connects us is gone. Rest In Peace Rosie knowing that you had a good life and will be remembered always.