Betty  (Novak) Young
Betty (Novak) Young

May 17, 2017 - May 17, 2017
Born in Irvington
Resided in Clark, NJ


Betty (Novak) Young

Surrounded by her loving family, Betty Young entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at the age of 86 after a brief battle with pneumonia. Betty was the second child of John Novak and Angela Bock Novak of Irvington, NJ. After graduating from Irvington High School in 1947, Mrs. Young began working as a telephone operator for Bell Atlantic. It was at Bell Atlantic that she met the love of her life, Jack Young. Soon after, she took on her favorite job as a devoted wife, loving mother and caring grandmother.

A bright, creative woman, Betty could fix you with an unwavering gaze that felt like a spotlight had been turned in your direction. She could warm your soul with that light. Everyone who met Betty could tell you about her love of family, art, and travel. She will be remembered for her indomitable spirit and artistic talent. She left behind dozens of works of art for her family and friends to remember her by.

Mrs. Young joins her sister Florence Young and her parents John and Angela. She is survived by her beloved husband and best friend of 65 years, Jack Young; her devoted children John Young and his wife Kelly, Joanne Deloso and her husband Jack; her cherished grandchildren, Anthony and his wife Katie, Eric and his wife Kerri, Alyssa and Tyler; and her brother, John Novak and his wife Diane.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate Betty's life and legacy at the Walter Johnson Funeral Home, 803 Raritan Rd., Clark, on Saturday, May 20 at 8:30 am. A funeral mass will be held at St. Agnes RC Church, Clark at 9:45 am. Interment will follow at St. Gertrude Cemetery, Colonia.

Betty's family has set up a memorial fund in her name with the proceeds benefitting Morton Plant Hospital's Pulmonary Rehabilitation Unit. Please send donations to: Morton Plant Mease Health Care Foundation, 1200 Druid Rd. S. Clearwater, FL 33756, with a note designating the funds to the Pulmonary Rehab Center in memory of Betty Young.




Walter J. Johnson Funeral Home
803 Raritan Road
Clark, NJ US 07066
Saturday, May 20, 2017
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Funeral Mass
St. Agnes RC Church
332 Madison Hill Road
Clark, NJ US 07066
Saturday, May 20, 2017
9:45 AM
St. Gertrude Cemetery
53 Inman Ave
Colonia, NJ US 07067
Saturday, May 20, 2017
11:00 AM


Walter J. Johnson Funeral Home • 803 Raritan Road • Clark, New Jersey 07066 • 732-382-6262 •
Sullivan Funeral Home • 146 East Second Avenue • Roselle, New Jersey 07203 • 908-241-2345 •

Steven N. Perlmutter
Matthew S. Perlmutter
Funeral Director, Manager, NJ Lic. No. 3539  
Funeral Director, NJ Lic. No. 4785 
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