Claude L. Novak

February 19, 1954 - November 2, 2008
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Claude L. Novak, age 54, died Sunday, November 2, 2008 in Charlotte, NC. He was a graduate of Bowling Green University and was pursuing a Masters in journalism at the University of California. Mr. Novak had a long and successful career as a journalist for several network news organizations. During his career, he was theContinue Reading

Scott left a message on January 31, 2016:
Had no idea he passed so young, i knew him well during the O.J. Simpson trial. He was covering it, as i was one of the behind the scenes Investigators on the defense matter. Claude was an excellent investigative reporter and i enjoyed working with him on the OJ Case.
Andrew & Sherri Silcox left a message on December 6, 2008:
Our deapest condolences to the Novak family. Claude was a very kind and caring person, a great friend as we all shared many memorable times together during our younger day's. You surrounded yourself with successful people, achieved a great career, and seen the world. Now your in the presence of greatness. You will be dearly missed.
Jere and Sheila Page left a message on December 4, 2008:
One of my dearest and closest friends. So many great memories, High School, Bemidji and College, Groomsman at my wedding, Advice he gave my daughter who went into Broadcasting. The 100 yards he actually let me drive the Shelby. Sheila and I are really going to miss Claude!
Karen Kmiecik (Gustafson) left a message on December 4, 2008:
Dear Mrs. Novak, Sandy and Family, I was saddened to hear about the loss of Claude. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. With Heartfelt Sympathy. Karen
Cathi Campbell Shea left a message on December 4, 2008:
I met Claude during high school. I will cherish the hours we talked and walked the beach sharing our love for the serenity that she brought. I was fortunate and blessed to have known Claude. I remember a generous, kind, articulate, and passionate man. I admired his integrity. Claudes passion for life, love for making others happy, and attention to detail made ordinary moments extraordinary. He saw beauty in its simplest form. I often knew where Claude was in his journey because he sent reminders, an NBC Olympic patch, a Japanese puzzle, a photograph of an Asian schoolboy, his award with Connie Chung. As his journalism career developed I received phone call from around the world. Sometimes he did not disclose his location but his vocal characteristics told me that he was sharing a beautiful moment in time. Claude had a natural tendency to share his journalism knowledge. He sent me the NBC Millstein. During our conversations he often said, segue . As a speech pathologist I got it! When he taught at PNC I tried to sit in on one on his lectures. How fortunate the students were to have such a knowledgeable and caring teacher. Claude kept his personal life private. It was rare for him to share these moments. I telephoned Claude one day last year and his wife, Jane, answered the phone. I remember the pure sound of Claudes voice when he introduced her. A humble and unpretentious man who will be greatly missed.
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Thomas Lyles left a message on December 3, 2008:
I've known Claude since high school. I remember going up to Bemidji State for a weekend and visiting with Claude and Scott Dunlop. I ran into Claude once in Long Beach Cal. about 10 years ago and we had a nice visit. I'll miss my friend Claude. He was a fine human being. I'm very sorry for your loss and I will keep all your family in my prayers. God Bless
Bruce Gustafson left a message on December 3, 2008:
My deepest condoleneces to Claude's family. Claude, we go back to elementary, junior and senior high school togehter. I can remember all the good times and friends we had growing up in Long Beach. The first time we met was through Rick Saum. Even though we parted after high school, we always seem to know where and what each other was doing. The last time we spoke was at our 30th high school reunion party. I will always have great memories of our friendship. Again, my condoleneces to Claude's family.
scott dunlop left a message on December 3, 2008:
Claude had the heart of a warrior, the soul of an artist and was the truest friend I ever had. He loved his family and those of us fortunate enough to really know him know that his time on planet earth was extraordinary. I will miss him but carry in my heart all that we shared. We will see each other again in heaven. As William Penn said, "For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity".
Geisen Funeral Home left a message:
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