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Nova V. Hogan Wasik, longtime nurse March 28, 1920 -- Oct. 28, 2008

Nova V. Hogan Wasik, of Cambria, a longtime nurse in labor and delivery at Lockport Memorial Hospital, died Tuesday in Niagara Hospice House, Lockport. She was 88.

Born in Womble, Ark., Mrs. Hogan Wasik graduated as salutatorian from Acorn High School in Mena, Ark., in 1937. After training at Charity Hospital School of Nursing in New Orleans in 1941, she graduated from Sparks Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Fort Smith, Ark., in 1942.

She moved to Cambria in 1944 and was co-founder of Wasik Farms and president of Miron B. Wasik Sales and Rental.

She was a blood member of the Cherokee Tribe of Northeast Alabama, a Cub Scout leader and the first woman president of St. Paul's United Church of Christ church council.

Surviving are her husband of 65 years, Miron; five sons, Bill, Dick, John, George and Jim; three daughters, Pat, Carolyn and Vivian; and a brother, Carl.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Paul's Church, 3921 Mapleton Road, Wheatfield.


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