Paul J. Novelo, age 41, of Lakemoor, died Sunday, September 21, 2008, at Northern Illinois Medical Center, McHenry.
He was born September 23, 1966 in Evanston to Rafael and Mary Judith (Cansler) Novelo.
A resident of Lake Zurich for 38 years, he had lived in Lakemoor for the past 2 years. He was self employed in construction management and had also worked in the family business, Novelo Enterprise Company of Lake Zurich.
His passion was motocross. He had achieved national ranking at Loretta Lynn’s AMA Amateur National Motocross. He also enjoyed spending time with family and friends and helping others.
Survivors include his mother, Judy (Michael) McCauley of Marion, KY.; his father, Rafael Novelo of Winter Springs, FL.; his fiancé and longtime love, Karla Paaske; a brother, Ralph “Chip” Novelo of Lake Zurich; a nephew, Trevor Paul Novelo; two nieces, Morgann, and Marissa Paaske; and paternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Patrick McCauley.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at Justen Funeral Home and Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, Il 60050. T
he funeral service will be at 7:30 p.m., at the funeral home.
Inurnment will be private.
For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, the family suggests memorials to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorials and Honors Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9956
On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.justenfh.com. For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-2400.