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“Condolences to the Nowel/Harvey family. RIP Uncle Tae ”
1 of 1 | Posted by: Minnie H. Jordan - Hobbsville, NC


: Mr. Octavies J. Nowell, 91, formerly of Montclair, NJ passed away on Sunday March 10, 2019, at Regal Care Nursing Home, after many years of dealing with Alzheimer.

Mr. Nowell was born July 31, 1927 in Gatesville, NC, son of the late William and Iris Ann (Simmons) Nowell. Mr. Nowell was a resident of Montclair, NJ for over 65 years until being transferred, by his family, to Waterbury in late 2013. He was educated in North Carolina before entering into the US Army where he served. He served in the US Army during the Korean War and received a Korean Service Medal with 3 Bronze Service Stars, ACC Med Japan, United Nations Service Medal, and was honorably discharged in December 1956. He then began his career as The Maintenance Engineer with The University of New Jersey and retired after working 30 years, from Montclair State University, in 1993. Uncle Tae as he was affectionately called, enjoyed coming to CT to spend time with his brothers and nephews, working on cars, attending cookouts and especially going to the Flea Market with his youngest brother Edgar, aka Punch. He will be missed by all who know and loved him.

He is survived by 1 sister, Iristeen Harvey of Gates, NC, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family. He was predeceased by 9 sisters; Addie, Ellen, Luvenia, Narsis, Mary, Alberta, Minnie, Otelia, and Frances, and 5 brothers; Willliam Henry, Edgar, George, William, and Anthony.