INDIANA, Pa. — Gabbriella Marie Novak, 9, of Indiana, died Sunday, May 18, 2014, as the result of a fire at her home. Born December 4, 2004, in Indiana, she was a daughter of Nickole Novak and Shawn Marsh, both of whom also perished in the fire.
Gabby was a third grade student at Ben Franklin Elementary School. She was very affectionate and loved to give kisses. She enjoyed playing with hats, dancing and posing for pictures. She also liked to communicate using sign language. She was loved by her family and by everyone who knew her.
She is survived by her sister Eva Nickole and by her brother, Shawn M. Marsh Jr. She is also survived by her maternal grandmother, Denise Carricato and husband Richard Morrill, of Butlerand, maternal grandfather William E. Krider and wife Tammy (Burton) Krider of Frenchburg, Ky., as well as her paternal grandmother, Kathleen Rae Marsh of Indiana and by her paternal grandfather, Ronald Q. Marsh and his wife Judy, of Enola. She also is survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was joined in death by her parents, Nickole Novak and Shawn Marsh. She was preceded in death by her maternal great-grandmother, Roberta Ann Carricato. Her Aunt Pamela Krider and paternal grandmother Beatrice Krider of Lower Burrell, Pa.