Animals Pets 13

Phyllis J. (Kruszyna) Novotnak

September 19, 1931 ~ July 2, 2020 (age 88)


Phyllis J. Novotnak, 88, of Drums, passed away Thursday morning July 2, 2020 at the Manor at St. Luke Village, Hazleton, following a five-month illness.

Born in Drums, PA, September 19, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Jospeh and Jozefa (Domagalska) Kruszyna and spent most of her life in Drums, except for a short period in Freeland.

Phyllis had worked at Tung-Sol, Hazleton, Eberhardt-Faber, Mountain Top, and Joe's Choice, Conynhgam. She was a member of Good Shepherd RC Church, Drums. She enjoyed cooking, shopping, and spoiling her cats.

She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by her husband Michael, who passed away in 1972, and several brothers and sisters.

Surviving are a son Mark and his wife Joni, Fogelsville; three grandchildren Courtney Evans, and her husband Scott, Coplay; Devon Novotnak, Brooklyn, NY; Brooke Novotnak, Fogelsville; a great-grandchild Wesley Evans, and several nieces and nephews.

Her funeral will be held Monday, July 6, 2020 with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in Good Shepherd RC Church, 87 S. Hunter Highway, Drums. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Drums. Memorial donations may be made to the donor's local animal shelter.

Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc. (East) 669 W. Butler Drive, Drums is assisting the family with the arrangements. Online condolences can be entered and more information is available at

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July 6, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Good Shepherd RC Church
87 S. Hunter Highway
Drums, PA 18222

Interment following funeral service
July 6, 2020

Calvary Cemetery
49 S. Hunter Highway
Drums, PA 18222

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