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Shirley Sayre Novak

June 4, 1937 - February 23, 2023

Shirley Sayre Novak, 85, of Hamilton, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 23, 2023 at the Landing of Hamilton, while surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Ashley, PA, she moved to the Trenton area at a young age and was educated in the Hamilton School systems, graduating from Hamilton High West. She retired from DeLaval after many years of service and also sold Avon for many years. Shirley was an avid reader who enjoyed movies, and spending time with her family. She was an excellent cook who loved nothing more than caring for her family. Shirley was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, and friend, and will be missed by all everyone who knew and loved her.

Predeceased by her parents, Walter and Eleanor (Burke) Sayre; brother, Raymond Sayre; sister, Jean DiLetto; and her son, Barry L. Novak; she is survived by her daughter, Lorraine Van Horn; son, William Novak and his wife Betty; brother, Donald Sayre; grandson, Barry Novak, Jr; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. at the Buklad-Merlino Yardville Memorial Home, 30 Yardville-Allentown Road, Yardville, with Rev. Doug Cornelius officiating.

Visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:00 a.m. until time of the service at the Yardville Memorial Home.

Entombment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery Mausoleum, Hamilton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Hamilton Square, 3550 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, NJ 08690.


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