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I am so blessed to have the opportunity to get to know you and the time spent with the love of your life. You two were a match made in heaven. You will be deeply missed. Until we meet again. With much love, Kathy ❤️❤️

Emese Novak

Steve what is definitely one of the good ones! He will be missed greatly by all who knew him. My deepest condolences to Taisa and the rest of the Novak family.

Doug Barnette

Goodbyes hurt the most, when the story is not finished.... RIP my friend.

Buddy Hudson

Steve you were a really, really good guy. You had an uplifting spirit that inspired so many of us. No matter how you were feeling you always asked about how others were doing. You were an example to us all. You are so missed.

Jane Gurley

Taiwan I am so very sorry to hear this. It was always such a pleasure to see Steve. Such a kind and gentle soul. My prayers will be with you.

Jim and Donna Smith

Jim and I feel fortunate to have had the chance to get to know Steve the last two years. He was kind, generous, humble, and one of the nicest people we have ever met. Steve was a wonderful neighbor and will be missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts are with Taisa and Steve's family at this sad time.

Dennis and Cathy Adams

Steve was a wonderful neighbor. All you had to do was ask and Steve was there offering a helping hand. He was such a positive person, always smiling. May he be walking even more beautiful beaches than those he traveled here on Amelia Island.

Michael Andersen & Kimberly Bellissimo-Andersen

Steve was always ready to pitch in with community dinners and celebrations. We enjoyed sharing in his wit and positive outlook on life. We are fortunate to have known Steve and will always remember his fortitude, strength and joyful smile.

John D Crow

Steve was gentle, kind, caring, loving, humble, smart and so many other things. Most of all he was a dear friend. My life was forever changed by his presence in it. I miss his laugh most of all. He had a generosity of spirit that was infectious. I am eternally grateful that our paths crossed and I was able to share this journey with him.

Alice Messina

He was a wonderful neighbor and a great asset to our neighborhood. He will be missed. Rest in peace Steve.

Theresa crow

I don’t believe I have ever known a kinder soul. I shall miss that smiling face and generous spirit

Stephen Eric Novak


Stephen Eric Novak (Steve) of Amelia Island passed away on November 29, 2022 at his home surrounded by love. He was a beloved husband, brother, uncle, business partner and friend.

Steve was born on September 6, 1960, in Syracuse NY to the late Gene and Alyce Hunt Novak. He was a graduate of Morris Central School in Morris, NY and the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

After graduation he worked in the chemical industry in the Atlanta and Charlotte areas until his retirement. While in Charlotte he met and married the love of his life and best friend, Taisa. They moved to Fernandina Beach in 2015 where he began a second career in consulting and as a partner in Srion Tech.

Steve had a lifelong love of cooking, the beach and football. Weekends were always celebrated with his great food from the grill or smoker. He was a fan of the Ramblin’ Wreck and Carolina Panthers, no matter how good or bad the season. He even tolerated the UT orange his Love insisted on wearing on Saturdays saying he would just put on his sunglasses. He was known for his uplifting sunrise pictures he posted online every morning. He was also an avid reader and always had a book nearby.

Steve had a kind heart, infectious laugh and was always ready for a good joke. He was a generous man and dedicated to his family and friends. He truly lived life to its fullest. He is free now to let his spirit soar.

Steve leaves behind his wife of 29 years, Taisa and their dog, Kali; his sister Gene’ Novak and husband Matt Hanson; brothers, Kevin and Darryl Novak; nephews, Sam and Alex Hanson and Garrett Novak; and sister-in-law, Tanya Essary.

The family would like to thank Dr. Vu and his staff at MD Anderson and Community Hospice for their care.

A Celebration of Life will be planned for a later date. In lieu of flowers please consider donations to the Special Olympics or your local Humane Society.


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