Ray Richard Novin

May 16, 1939May 17, 2018

Ray R. Novin Sr, 79, of Curtice, OH died Thursday, May 17, 2018 after a 3 year brave battle against pancreatic cancer surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 16, 1939 in Zeigler, IL the son of Michael and Mary (Gulish) Novin. Ray graduated from Clay High School in 1957. Ray married Jeannette (Settelmeyer) Novin on April 29, 1961. Ray retired from Roadway Express after 25 years as a truck driver. He worked alongside his wife as the former owners of Ray and Jet’s Cafe in Genoa. He enjoyed being outside tending to his farm and spending time with his grandchildren. Upon retirement they wintered in Bonita Springs, FL . Ray leaves behind many special friends. He is preceded in death by his Mother, Father, his sister Et and brother Bill. He is survived by his loving wife Jeannette of 57 years who never left his side during his struggle with cancer. He is also survived by his 3 children, Jennifer (Rex) Diebert, Ray Jr. (Debra) Novin and Eric (Shar) Novin. He has 9 grand children and 6 great-grandchildren.

If you would like to make a donation in Ray's name please consider Saint Jude's children's hospital or Ohio living home health and hospice.


  • Memorial Mass Monday, June 4, 2018

Ray Richard Novin

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Maria Durham

June 4, 2018

Oh how we all loved that special man. I loved singing "I can't help falling in love with you" at karaoke with Ray. It was so special to see you two just before you left to go back home. Norm and I will cherish the special times we spent with Ray and you Jet. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Fondly, Maria and Norm Durham

Betty Schriefer-Ueberroth

May 29, 2018

Ray was in my graduating class, Clay - 1957.
Sorry to learn of his passing and my prayers are with his family that they will find peace and comfort.
God's speed Ray
Betty Schriefer-Ueberoth - class of 57

Eddie & Mary Harris

May 28, 2018

So saddened to hear of our dear Ray's passing he was one of the best loving giving people we knew. He will be missed tremendously. Love you miss Jet


May 23, 2018

Dear Jet & Family,
I was so saddened to hear of Ray's passing. He will be missed here in Citrus Park. Ray's wonderful smile, wit and laughter will remain forever.

nancy solomon

May 23, 2018

So sorry to hear Ray's passing. We will miss that infectious smile and humor and of cource
The beer we shared with lots of laughs..A wonderful man. My condolence to the Jet and
the family. RIP Ray. will miss you.

Love Nancy little bit and Warren

Rene & Mireille Pouliot

May 22, 2018

You're in our thoughts & prayers.
May all the wonderful memories remain in your hearts forever.
R.I.P. Ray
Our Deepest Sympathy to you Jet & families.

Shirley Jaros

May 21, 2018

We were so sorry to learn of the death of Ray. We know he fought a hard battle of his terrible disease and you were right by his side. He will be truly missed but be assured that he is now at pease without pain and enjoying his heavenly life.
God Bless
Jim and Shirley Jaros