View Full Version : R.I.P. Tony Nowak

04-08-2010, 03:49 AM
Many of you know Tony Nowak. He was a very dear friend to many of us.

A lot of you know him by his famous jackets that are seen at the Olympia and Arnold Classic.

I was very shocked and sad to hear the news as I remember having a one on one conversation with mr. Nowak at the Olympia. Everytime I saw him at the shows he was always in high spirits. Tony passed away while on vacation in Itlay with his son.

May he rest in peace.

Over the last years we have lost some really great people who have touched every part of our lives someway somehow. Now they are among the angels and look over us and protect us.

04-08-2010, 04:13 AM
Sad to read of his passing. I know he was in Pumping Iron as well. RIP Tony

Here he is in his Arnold Jacket with Danny Padilla in 2006.............

04-08-2010, 06:50 AM
How sad. My prayers go out to his family.

04-08-2010, 10:26 AM
My condolences to his family and friends. Sad not to have him among us anymore.

04-08-2010, 02:03 PM


Lonnie Teper...........


janet kaufman
04-09-2010, 03:23 AM
my thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends

04-09-2010, 04:27 AM
Hello Everyone,

My name is Jessica Cherwick (for those who attend the Arnold Classic may know my dad
Johnny Cherwick) and Tony Nowak was my uncle, my godfather, my role model, my friend, and
the strength for my family.

I want to thank you all for what you all have been saying about our Tony. It is a
shocking and tragic moment in all of our lives, but thank you for expressing your happy
memories about how he has made a difference in your life.

My uncle will always mean the world to me. He has taught me so many things in life and he
is the reason for how I am and who I am. I love him so much. He is the most generous,
strong, outgoing, loving, determined, hard working, and comical man who was filled with
such incredible wisdom. I am so lucky to have been so close to someone so amazing in my
life and I will continue to keep his spirit alive through my actions.

I am grateful for his positive presence in my life and it brings tears to my eyes to see
how many other lives he has touched. Thank you for sharing. It really helps.

Please say a prayer for him and our family and if anyone would like to share some stories
about him with me, I would appreciate that.

From my family and myself, we thank you kindly.

I want to leave you with something he wrote in my graduation card in November 2009.

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have always imagined."

Thank you.

04-09-2010, 12:01 PM
Thanks for posting Jessica. Condolences to your family. RIP.