Margaret J. Novak (nee Pitz), 89, of North Riverside, died on Jan. 20, 2019. 

She was the wife of the late Kenneth J.; the mother of Mark (Cynthia), Dean (Penny), Neal, Kim (J. Michael) Alden and Marty (Sophie); the grandmother of Brooke (Matt) Couch, Shannon, Katelyn, Josh, Nathan, Nelson, Alyssa Alden, Abby Alden, Nicole and Matthew; the great-grandmother of Bella Ryman and Emmett Couch; and the sister of the late Charles Pitz. 

Family and friends will be received at the Conboy-Westchester Funeral Home, 10501 W. Cermak Rd., Westchester (2 blocks west of Mannheim Rd.), on Friday, Jan. 25 from 3 to 9 p.m. Funeral is on Saturday at 9 a.m. until time of chapel service, 10 a.m. with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Forest Park.