The following obituary appeared in the Ithaca Journal (Ithaca,
NY) on August 19th.
WEST DANBY: Wayne Kenyon Nowack, 81, of West Danby, died Monday August
16 at Cayuga Medical Center. He was born May 7, 1923 in Des Moines, IA.
Wayne was the son of the late Bernard F. and Bertha A. Nowack.
Wayne graduated from The State University of Iowa, where he also
received his MA and MFA. He worked in the field of art
therapy before joining the faculty of Union College in Schenectady, NY,
where he taught for several years before leaving to concentrate on his
own creative work.
His work has been exhibited widely in galleries and museums.
Wayne's artwork is represented in numerous public and private
collections in this country, Mexico and England. (His artwork can be
seen at www.waynenowack.com)
Wayne is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jean Curtis Nowack, and their
beloved pets Penny, Pookers and Sasquatch. Wayne loved the natural
world. He felt fortunate to have lived in many beautiful areas of this
country including the forests of Vermont and the cliffs of Big Sur, CA,
but it was the hills around our home in West Danby, which he had named
Lovearth, that captured his heart and his creative imagination and
provided the inspiration for his work of the last thirty years.
Those wishing to remember Wayne are asked to consider memorial gifts to
the SPCA of Tompkins County or the Friends of the Library in memory of
A memorial service will be held at a time to be announced later.