Edward A. Stark
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Edward A. Stark
He was born Sept. 26, 1925 in Clarks Green, a son of the late Theo R. and Cordelia Gertrude (Pease) Stark.
Edward graduated from the Clarks Summit High School in 1943. He was a graduate of Keystone Junior College, LaPlume in 1948, Wittenberg University, Ohio with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, Master of Arts Degree from Bowling Green State University, Ohio in 1950 and Doctor of Philosophy from Ohio State University in 1955. He served with the Army Air Corps during World War II with the Army of Occupation in Japan, having received flight training in Oklahoma and was honorably discharged in March 1946.
On April 2, 1947, Edward married his loving wife the former Margaret F. Fellows who preceded him in death on Aug. 28, 2011.
Edward was employed in the field of Education and Training as a Human Factors Engineer until his retirement in 1987 from Link Simulation, Kirkwood, N.Y.
He was a member of the St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Bloomsburg, and a past member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Montrose where he served on the church vestry. He was a member of the American Psychological Association. He was a 1987 recipient of the de Florez Award, an internationally recognized award for Outstanding Achievment in Aerospace Research and Training.
He enjoyed photography, target shooting, was an avid reader of fiction and non fiction. He earned his private pilot license and served on the Montrose Town Council for several years.
In addition to his wife and parents, Edward was preceded by four siblings, Rosalyn Stark, Harold V. Stark, Natalie Stanford, and Theodore R. Stark.
Survivors include his four children, Karen A. wife of Kenneth Roszel of Bloomsburg, Lynn M. wife of Bruce Hansell of Chadds Ford, PA, Edward Theo Stark and wife Jill Blachek Stark of Towson, Md., and Susan G. Anderson of Calif.; two granddaughters, Lisa D. Hansell of West Chester, and Katherine R. Coffey.
A time of visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, East Main and Iron streets, Bloomsburg, followed by Requiem Eucharist at 11, with Father Howell Sasser, Rector.
Graveside committal services will be held at the convenience of the family in the Montrose Cemetery, Montrose.
The family wishes to thank all the nurses and medical staff at Maria Joseph Manor and Emmanuel Nursing Center for all their loving care given to Edward during his stay at both facilities.
Memorial contributions in Edward's name are suggested to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 764, Bloomsburg, PA 17815, or Emmanuel Center For Nursing and Rehabilitation, 11 Schoolhouse Road, Danville, PA 17821.
The Allen Funeral Home Inc., 745 Market at Eighth streets, Bloomsburg is honored to be serving the Stark family.
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