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Francine E. Nowak

FRANCINE E. NOWAK (nee Kozel) age 77, beloved wife for 57 years of Frank; loving mother of Cynthia Penton, Frank (wife Geri), and Mark; devoted grandmother of Bryan (wife Brooke), Caryanne, and Brandyn Nowak, Justin and Kyle Penton and Victoria Nowak; cherished daughter of the late Frank and Ann (nee Marsh) Kozel; dearest sister of Frank Kozel (wife Diane) and the late Ann Gable (husband Robert, deceased) and Florence Kozel; dear aunt and great-aunt of many.

Francine was born on February 20, 1941 in Cleveland and passed away on September 20, 2018. She was a resident of North Royalton for 17 years formerly of Parma Heights. Francine graduated from John Adams High School in 1958 and was a homemaker.  She was a board member of the Kidney Foundation and Sultana of Garfield Heights Ladies Alhambra Group. Francine volunteered for over 20 years at the Parma Hospital Gift Shop. She loved tailoring, cross stitch and reading. Francine was a proud grandmother who was very trusting and had a great sense of humor.  She was very artistic, intelligent, caring, trusting, outgoing, talented and could fix anything.  Francine will be dearly missed.

Contributions may be made in memory of Francine to the International Order of Alhambra Carmona Caravan No. 75, 8981 Edgewood Dr., N. Royalton, Ohio 44133. Cremation by DeJohn Crematory. Mass of Christian Burial FRIDAY, September 28, 2018 at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, 6667 W. Wallings Road, North Royalton, Ohio at 10:45 AM. Burial at a later date. Friends received at THE RIPEPI FUNERAL HOME at 5762 PEARL RD. (AT SNOW RD.), THURSDAY 4 – 8 P.M.



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  1. Steve Tyler and Erin Morrison and Family

    So sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories over holidays and family gatherings. Will never forget her candor and genuineness.

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