December 29, 1937 - June 11, 2018

Huguenot and formerly of Slate Hill, NY

Mr. Joseph Nowak of Huguenot, NY and formerly of Slate Hill, NY died Monday, June 11, 2018 at Milford Senior Care & Rehabilitation Center. He was 80.

He was born December 29, 1937 in Johnson, NY the son of the late Vincent Nowakowski and the late Frances Buccek Nowakowski.

Joseph proudly served his country in the U.S. Army in the Army Corps of Engineers division.

He married Agnes Schoonmaker 56 years ago on December 27, 1961 in theTown of Wawayanda.

Joseph worked for the Town of Wawayanda 36 1/2 years and for 26 1/2 years as the Town of Wawayanda Highway Superintendant.

He was a member of the Slate Hill Fire Dept., Slate Hill, NY; the Orange County Highway Superintendant's Assoc. and the Wawayanda Democratic Committee.

A family statement read: Dad was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle who loved to hunt and fish. Growing up on a Dairy Farm in South Centerville, farming was in his blood and up until a year ago he was helping his brother on the farm.

Surviving are wife Agnes Nowak, at home; daughter Patricia Leach and her husband Richard of Slate Hill, NY; brother Stanley Nowak of Huguenot, NY; granddaughter Kayla Mendoza and her husband Jose of Slate Hill, NY; grandson Richard Joseph Leach of Slate Hill, NY. Also several nieces and nephews; two greatgrandsons Joseph Patrick Mendoza & Hunter Michael Mendoza.

He was predeceased by his two sisters Frances Nowak & Rose Nowak and brother Walter Nowak.

Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Inc., 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. at Saturday, June 16, 2018 from Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Inc., 100 East Main Street, Port Jervis. Burial will be at Ridgebury Cemetery, 33 Ridgebury Hill Road, Slate Hill, NY 10973.

Memorial contributions may be made to Autism Research Institute, 4182 Adams Ave., San Diego, CA 92116

Funeral arrangements are by the Gray-Parker funeral Home, Inc. For additional information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family visit