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Alan Stanley Nowak, SMSgt., USAF (Retired)December 16, 1960 – September 29, 2016
Alan Stanley Nowak, 55 of Cocoa, FL passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2016.
He was born in Springfield, MA on December 16, 1960. Alan retired from the United States Air Force as a Senior Master Sergeant in 1998 after 20 years of service to his country. He continued to serve another 18 years as a civilian defense contractor in aircraft maintenance.
Alan was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend; he will be greatly missed by his family and friends. In his spare time he enjoyed restoring classic “muscle cars” and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Lori; his daughters, Cynthia (Michael), Jennifer and Tara; six grandchildren; his brother, Bobby Nowak; his sister, Cathy Nowak, and several nieces and nephews.
There will be a Visitation held from 6-8 pm on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at the Life Event Center at Florida Memorial. A Graveside Service will be held at 1:30 pm on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery, 5525 US Hwy 1, Mims, FL 32754.
~ GUEST BOOK ~
Wednesday, October 05, 2016You will be greatly missed Al. God bless you and your Family.~Higgins Family, Phoenix, Arizona
Wednesday, October 05, 2016Our sincere condolences to Alan’s family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Alan was a good man also outstanding coworker with us in Colombia.~Nicolas Imbernon, Bogota, Florida
Wednesday, October 05, 2016Cindy, Mike and family, so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with you. Love you.~Aunt Sharon & Uncle Jimmie.
Wednesday, October 05, 2016I offer my deepest condolences to his family. He was a great mentor and friend. He will be sorely missed. Even though I haven’t had much contact with him since we worked together at Eglin AFB, I have often thought of his quiet leadership and deep loyalty. He was a very good friend. I am sorry for your loss.~Mark Galatas, Lexington, South Carolina
Tuesday, October 04, 2016My condolences go out to his family and his nieces and nephews. I have not seen or spoke to Alan in close to 40 years. From what I saw in the pictures, he grew up being a loving husband and a dedicated father and grandfather.~Dennis McIntosh, Enfield, Connecticut
Tuesday, October 04, 2016You’ll be greatly missed Al. SRA. Michael Dent 41st RQS Patrick AFB. 1991-1996~Michael Dent, Dimondale, Michigan
Tuesday, October 04, 2016Deepest condolences to Al’s family… He was one of Field Training’s best helicopter instructors, and was always “smack-dab” in the middle of things! ‘Very sad news; so please, take care.~Tom Stouch, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Tuesday, October 04, 2016Prayers and condolences to family and friends. He was a good man. Even though I haven’t seen him in 20 years he will be missed.~Andy VanderBloemen, NLR, Arkansas
Tuesday, October 04, 2016tons~Patty Zick, melbourne, Florida
Monday, October 03, 2016My deepest sympathies to Al’s family, this is a great loss, he was a good man and great friend. May you rest in peace Al and God bless your family.~Steve Golden, Las Vegas, Nevada
Monday, October 03, 2016Peaceful thoughts & prayers for all. May many wonderful memories sustain you at this time.My husband Cal rented the building on Richard Road for over 20 years. For a few years after Cal passed, I continued to feed two stray cats that lived there. Al was not bothered by the cats and kindly let them remain, along with the raccoons, opossums and other critters! Thanks Al!Sincere sympathy.~Donita Chace
Monday, October 03, 2016My prayers got out to all of Al’s friends and Family in this time of sorrow. Al was a great man and enjoyed working with him. God Bless your Soul! Rest in Peace Brother-in-Arms. J Don~John Don, Wasilla, Alaska
Monday, October 03, 2016Lori, I am so sorry for your loss; Al was a wonderful person always had a smile on his face and willing to help others without question. He was taken far too soon and will be missed by many. Please don’t hesitate to call if there is anything you need or just want someone to talk with.~Bruce & Bev Rammel, Sebastian, Florida
Monday, October 03, 2016My deepest sympathies go out to Al’s wife, children, family and friends. May you rest in peace Al. Love, Aunt Lorraine~Lorraine Dame, North Port, Florida