David G. Novatnak, 63, of Cressona, passed away Tuesday at his residence.
David was born in Hazleton, on Sept. 16, 1954, a son of June Salko Novatnak, Hershey, and the late George "Corky" Novatnak.
He was the husband of Patricia Wytovich Novatnak.
David was a graduate of Freeland MMI Prepatory School. He attended Hartford Community College, Palmer Junior College and Luzerne County Community College. He then graduated with his Doctorate of Chiropractic Degree from Palmer College, Davenport, Iowa.
He opened the Mount Hope Chiropractic Clinic in Pottsville in 1977 and in Wilkes-Barre in the 1980s. He then opened Doctors' Choice Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center in the 1990s. David was also a certified professional coder and a chiropractic consultant.
He also enjoyed bowling and golfing along with his love for chiropractic.
He was a member of St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, Schuylkill Haven. He was also a member of the Pennsylvania Chiropractic Society where he served as the former district president from 1984-85; Pennsylvania Chiropractic Federation, former president 1991-94; Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association, board member; former member of the Schuylkill County Chamber of Commerce; and board member of former Pottsville Club.
In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by a son, Aleksandr Novatnak, husband of Lindsay, Schuylkill Haven; daughter, Katrina Greenawalt, wife of Ryan, Friedensburg; grandson, Wyatt David Greenawalt; sister, Donna Nooney, Hummelstown; father and mother-in-law, Robert and Virginia Bercik Wytovich, Pottsville; sister-in-law, Linda Wytovich, Pottsville; brother-in-law, Michael Wytovich, husband of Tammy, Pottsville; niece and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, Schuylkill Haven, with the Rev. Monsignor Edward S. Zemanik officiating. A visitation for family and friends will be held 9 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the church. The family requests donations to Freeland MMI Preparatory School, 154 Centre St., Freeland, PA 18224, or Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association, 1335 N. Front St., Harrisburg, PA 17102. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Pottsville