Jack Novodoff

Jack Novodoff

May 1, 1943 July 16, 2019

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Obituary for Jack Novodoff

Jack Novodoff of Ann Arbor, MI passed away on July 16, 2019, surrounded by family after a long battle with cancer. Jack was born on May 1, 1943 in Bronx, NY to Louis and Florence (Tiras) Novodoff. He received his degree in chemical Engineering from Cooper Union, in NYC and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Hunter College of the City of NY. He worked in research at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx, where he met his wife Dorothy (Dottie) Sibley. They married in May of 1974. In 1976 they moved to Pomona, NJ, where Jack worked as the Director of Labs at Stockton State College. In 1985 they moved to Ann Arbor where Jack worked as the Director of Labs and Facilities of the Chemistry Dept. at the University of Michigan. He retired from there in 2007. Jack was an avid supporter of Association for Retarded Citizens, which became Association for Community Advocacy and served as a board member for many years. He was an active member and past President of the Western Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor and also of Foresters Financial Fraternal Benevolence Group. Jack was a long time member of the Ann Arbor Stamp Club and he also greatly enjoyed serving as a Cub Scout Leader and coach for the various sports his son participated in. He is preceded in death by his daughter Jodie Ann Novodoff. He is survived by his wife Dorothy (Dottie); daughter Debbie Novodoff of Ann Arbor; son Joshua (Sarah) Novodoff of Shelby Township; grandchildren Leo and Alaina Novodoff of Shelby Township; sister Fran (Stan) Baker of Bohemia, NY; brother-in-law Richard (Pat) Sibley of Roela, MO; sister-in-law Donna (Richard) Judson of Noblesville, Ind and many beloved nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of ones choice in Jack’s memory.

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  • Visitation

    Friday July 19, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Nie Funeral Home Inc
    3767 W Liberty Rd
    Ann Arbor, MI
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    Friday July 19, 2019
    5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    Saturday July 20, 2019 |
    Nie Funeral Home Inc
    3767 W Liberty Rd
    Ann Arbor, MI
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    Saturday July 20, 2019
  • Second Visitation

    Saturday July 20, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Nie Funeral Home Inc
    3767 W Liberty Rd
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Saturday July 20, 2019
    10:00am - 11:00am

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Gary Collins II

Jack, I didn't realized you were sick, when I knew you had this amazing spirit that came to you. When your favorite daughter always approached me and gave me a kiss...she was the reason why I was to be found 'cute', and I didn't mind. You were the best father to your daughter (before me), the best friend of your daughter (before me) and even the closest confidant to your daughter (before me). No other father (in the world) would ever have the kind of relationship that no other daughter would seek and absolutely so, would be the sense of wonder that a daughter, like Debbie, would always treat you as if you were like a best buddy would & should. I'm so sorry about your loss, and just a few days after you passed away, I sent your favorite daughter, an invitation to the CHS Prom, on which it's going to take place, in the next week & while you & my grandaunt (Annie Ward-Blanchard, whom I lost, 1 yr. ago) are both gone, you & my grandaunt would both want me to continue dancing with your favorite daughter, just as I have so many x's, with granddaughters who have danced to represent themselves to the memory of their grandparents, I later found out, your daughter had a grandmother, whom she would want her to be proud. I loved you & stay calm in Heaven.
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