September 24, 2022

Local Tissue Donor to be Honored in Rose Parade

Robert Novak, Jr.

Deep River, CT – At 3 p.m. on Wednesday, December 12, Deep River  Town Hall will host an event to decorate a floral portrait of tissue donor Robert Novak, Jr.  On June 7, 2008, after winning a golf tournament with his father, 33-year-old Rob suffered an undetermined medical episode and died while driving home. Among those who benefited from his gifts of life were three infant boys.

At the event, Rob’s family, including wife Sage and daughters Grace and Natalie, will put the finishing touches on his floragraph.  Following this event, the portrait will travel to Pasadena and appear on the Donate Life Rose Parade Float titled “Journeys of the Heart” on January 1, 2013. Sage, Grace and Natalie will also be traveling to Pasadena for the Rose Parade and Donate Life Float official events.

The floragraph, a portrait made entirely of organic floral materials, will be one of the floral portraits that will appear on the Donate Life float to honor the lives of organ and tissue donors and the decision they made to give the gift of life by donating their organs. The floragraph is sponsored by CryoLife.