Richard Novella

Feb. 12, 1927 July 16, 2013

Richard Novella, 86, Northern Cambria, died Tuesday at home.

He was born in Mentcle, son of the late Michael and Josephine (Wayda) Novella.

Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Flora (Marcenzo); three sons: Leonard and wife, Kim (Miller), of Brush Valley, Rick Jr. and wife, Mary (Scott), of Cresson and Thomas and wife, Michele (Bair), of Northern Cambria; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Felicia (Joe) Gelormino of Northern Cambria.

He was preceded in death by five brothers: Mike, Stanley, Raymond, Paul and Edward.

Richard retired with 27 years of service from Bethlehem Mine 32 and was a member of the United Mine Workers of America. He loved caring for his wife, smoking a cigar, cutting grass, country music and a “good” cowboy movie.

Friends will be received from 4 until the 7 p.m. funeral service Thursday, July 18, 2013, at Long-Contres Funeral Home Inc., Northern Cambria. Committal will be at Holy Cross Cemetery.

The family requests that memorials be sent to Cambria County Meals on Wheels, 550 Main St., Johnstown, PA 15905.