Gregory Christopher Novack

December 13, 1948 - October 18, 2018
Gregory Christopher Novack

Gregory Christopher Novack, 69, of Hendersonville, passed away Thursday, October 18, 2018 at Mission Hospital in Asheville after a brief, but severe, illness.

Born in Detroit, MI, Gregory was a son of the late Frank Joseph Novack and Stella Tess Novack Cates. He was a graduate of Schafer High School in Southgate. He lived in western North Carolina for the past 26 years and attended Mud Creek Baptist Church. He loved music, was a talented trumpet player, and played many other instruments over the years. His children and grandchildren were the pride of his life and he spoke of them often. Also, an animal lover, he especially loved his three dogs.

A compassionate, attentive, and caring person, he made his career in nursing look easy and touched the lives of many people throughout his medical career. He spent the final years before retirement working hospice at Elizabeth House.

Gregory leaves to honor his memory, his loving wife of 45 years, Deborah; his son, Andrew Novack (Melissa) of Hendersonville; his daughter, Amanda Buckner (Wesley) of Fletcher; his grandchildren, Thomas and Evan Novack and Theodore, Marlene, and Sonny Buckner; his brothers, Frank Novack (Barbara) and Fred Novack (Sharon); and numerous nieces, nephews and life-long friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Victoria Ann Buckner.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Mud Creek Baptist Church with visitation the hour prior to the service. Pastor David Stanford will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Gregory’s honor to Elizabeth House, 581 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.


Service

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
11:00 AM

Mud Creek Baptist Church - Directions
403 Rutledge Drive
Hendersonville, NC 28739

Visitation

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
10:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Mud Creek Baptist Church - Directions
403 Rutledge Drive
Hendersonville, NC 28739

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  • October 20, 2018
    Ajay Jain says:
    We will remember you fondly

  • October 21, 2018
    Brenda Cameron says:
    I am so very sorry for this huge loss for your family. I worked with Greg for many years at Elizabeth house. He was my friend. We talked a lot. His devotion to his family was his top priority. He was passionate about his career, his faith, helping others, music, dogs, gardening, politics, and was forever learning and teaching. He will be sorely missed. Holding you in my heart.

  • October 21, 2018
    Sheila King says:
    Debbie, Just saw this in paper. So sorry will keep you and family in my prayers

  • October 21, 2018
    Gina Moore says:
    Deborah and family, Please accept our condolences on the loss of Greg. We wanted you know you are in our thoughts and prayers. We cannot imagine the grief you are experiencing. It was a privilege to take care of Greg and his sweet family. As Nurses, we try to give everything and then some to all of our patients at all times, every day and then when its one of our own, we try to give that much more. We were honored to care for him. Our deepest Sympathy Gina and The Rapid Response Team

  • October 21, 2018
    Becky says:
    I'm so sorry for your loss. I worked with Greg at the Elizabeth House and we became close friends. I loved his passion for nursing, dogs and music. I loved his energy straight from his soul ☮