Louis-Suburban Chapel Obituaries

General Information

Full Name: Richard Novie
Date of Death: Sunday, March 21, 2021

Richard Alan Novie, 77, of Oakland, NJ passed away peacefully surrounded by loving family March 21, 2021. 
Born in New York City, raised in Bayonne, where he met his loving wife of 54 years, Susan. They shared a life of love, laughter and children: Ross Novie, Alison Sinatra, and Sharon Novie-Greenberg. Dear grandpa to six beloved grandchildren: Ella, Hudson, Violet, Joseph, Beau and Caleb who brought untold joy to his life. He is also survived by his loving brother Howard and adoring sister Joy.
He was a natural born salesperson who owned and operated many businesses in the beauty care industry.
Richard was a gifted saxophone player, and music was a passion throughout his life.
But perhaps his greatest gift was his humor and ability to relate to all people. He was a renowned storyteller, with an extremely generous soul. To know him was to love and laugh with him. He was true “mensch.”

Service Information

A private, invitation only, service will be held for friends and family later this week.

Service at:
Louis Suburban Chapel
13-01 Broadway, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

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  1. Dennis Serratt

    We are so sorry for your loss Susan and family.
    Rich was such a class guy with high integrity.
    I enjoyed working with him over the years!
    He will be missed.


    Dennis Serratt
    Gillette Company

  2. Geralyn M Latza

    Dear Novie family, I am truly sorry for the loss of your husband, father, and grandad. I will always remember him as welcoming, humorous, a great storyteller, and a fabulous dancer. One of my favorite memories on my Wedding Day was watching Susan and Ritchie dancing! Prayers to you all and lots of love.
    Geralyn and Kiana

  3. The Hoffmans

    To my Oceanaire brother, you are loved and will be missed.

    Our lives have been enriched by knowing you.
    I can never think about you without a smile.

  4. Dominick Addario

    My life long friend, it started with music and ended up with a million laughs and lots of love. I feel I was a participant in most of Richies life. I was in his parents home Lenny and Marion, knew Howard and Joy as young children, there when we met the center of his life Susan, the arrival of his amazing children. Bayonne, Jersey Shore, 30+ years of reunions with 7 magical Bayonne HS friends we became brothers. Richie thanks for the great laughs music and loving friendship. Memories of you will last in me for the rest of my time. Your friend forever, Dom


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