Gregory Nowak

March 8, 1948December 24, 2012

Gregory Michael Nowak, 64, of Coshocton, Ohio passed away at his residence on Monday, December 24, 2012. He was born in Wheeling, West Virginia on March 8, 1948, the son of the late Theodore and Anna (Front) Nowak. After graduating high school, Greg attended Bliss College obtaining an Associate of Business degree, Wheeling Jesuit College obtaining a Bachelor’s of Business degree and Ohio University obtaining a Master’s of Business Administration degree. Greg was a Navy veteran and the retired administrator of Coshocton County Memorial Hospital. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and a loyal and past member of the Coshocton Rotary Club. On December 19, 1970, Greg married Denise Rush who survives. Greg is also survived by two sons, Jayson (Lori) Nowak of Dayton, Ohio and David (Lisa) Nowak of Toledo, Ohio; grandson, Eli Nowak; brother, Daniel (Paula) Nowak of Barnesville, Ohio; nephew, Matthew (Leah) Nowak of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; and niece, Jessica (Jared) Barron of Perrysburg, Ohio. A memorial mass will be held Monday, December 31, 2012 at 1:00PM with Father William Hritsko officiating. Visitation will be held at Given-Dawson Funeral Home on Monday, December 31, 2012 from 11:00AM-12:30PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 805 Main St, Coshocton, OH 43812, or Health Services of Coshocton County, 230 S. 4th St. Coshocton, OH 43812. An online memorial can be viewed at


  • Visitation Monday, December 31, 2012
  • Memorial Service Monday, December 31, 2012

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Gayle Christianer

January 8, 2013

My condolences to Denise & family. Enjoyed working with Greg, he was always very nice when I worked in Administration. I will think of him when we drive his loved corvette.

January 4, 2013

With regrets I was unable to attend the funeral with Rick. Greg was always so kind to me. Every time I saw him, he ask me about the kids and then actually listened as I told him how they were doing. He was a kind and thoughtful man who will be missed by many. May God comfort you in this time of loss.
~Christi Davis

January 2, 2013

I'm truly very sorry for your loss. Mr. Nowak was always so wonderful to my family. My mom worked at the hospital for years and I went to school with David. Such a loss to the family and the community. Prayers are with you all.

January 1, 2013

We send our prayers to Denise and the family. Our neighbor will be greatly missed by all. Debbie and Craig Myers

December 31, 2012

Denise and Family
I fondly remember all the wonderful times that Rita an I shared with Greg and Denise. Sadly Rita passed away 27 Jan 2004. I share Your Grief.
William J Woods

December 31, 2012

We are so sorry for your loss.Please know that you are in our prayers Denise.Greg was a very kind person.May God help you at this difficult time. The nutrition services and dietary staff at CCMH

Mike Hughes

December 31, 2012

I have fond memories of Greg & Denise during the mid and late 1960's, Greg and I played in the same band. Greg and I were roomates for a while at Bliss College in Columbus. Greg and Denise were the Best Man and Maid of honor at my first wedding in 1967. Anyone who knew Greg will miss him and all that he brought to this world.God bless you my Friend and bless you Denise in your time of sorrow. Mike & MaryEllen Hughes

Rajendra Patel

December 31, 2012

"Greg, Thank you for your support during the many years of Practice. Our thoughts and condolences to all"

Bob Ney

December 30, 2012

To The Nowak Family
I was sorry to see that Greg has passed. I was fortunate to know him and work with Greg on hospital issues when I was in Congress. He was a caring person, concerned with what happened to people in his community and a great family man. My prayers and thoughts are with you at your time of loss. God Bless.
Bob Ney
Newark, Ohio

Kristina Kolacki-Stabeno

December 30, 2012

My deepest sympathy for the enire Nowak family. I worked with Mr. Nowak and attended church with him. He was a very nice man. My prayers for Gods comfort.