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ECKHART John L. Stark, 88, of Eckhart passed away on Monday, Dec. 25, 2017, at the Frostburg Village Nursing Center.
Born in Eckhart John was the son of the late Henry M. Stark and Clara (Snyder) Stark. He is preceded in death by his wife, Marquise (Bess) Stark; grandson, Staff Sergeant David M. Stark Jr.; and sisters, Mildred Pryor and Laura Jean Saathoff.
Mr. Stark served his country in the U.S. Army. He served as Staff Sergeant in the 47 Division 145th Infantry, Camp Rucker Alabama 1951-1953, Maryland National Guard 1956-1961. He had worked at the A & P grocery stores in Frostburg and Cumberland for 30 years. He was a member of Eckhart United Methodist Church, American Legion Farrady Post 24, National Rifle Association, DAV of Cumberland, and the United Food and Commercial Workers Union.
He is survived by three sons, David Stark and wife, Lisa of Eckhart, Jonathan C. Stark of Eckhart, Jay A. Stark of Eckhart; a daughter, Margaret Pleacher and her husband, John Pleacher III, of Neelyton, Pa.; grandchildren, John Pleacher IV and his wife Karen, Stacey Householder and her husband, Jason, great-grandchildren, John Pleacher V, Morrigan Pleacher, Jaden Stark, Madyson Stark, Carson Stark, Jaycob Householder, Jason Householder Jr., and Chloe Householder.
Family and friends will be received at the Sowers Funeral Home on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, from 2 to 5 p.m.
Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. George M. Harpold officiating.
Interment will be in Eckhart Cemetery. Farrady Post 24 will accord military honors at the graveside.
Condolences may be sent to www.sowersfh.com
Published on December 26, 2017
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