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Gerald E. "Jerry" Stark Gerald E. "Jerry" Stark, 69, of Sycamore, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at the Bethany Health Care and Rehab Center. He was born July 30, 1943, in Aurora, the son of Elmer G. and Patricia M. (nee Neylon) Stark. He married Linda S. Dieter on Oct. 2, 1965, in Warrenville. Jerry was a graduate of the Wheaton Community High School, Class of 1961 and attended Northern Illinois University. Jerry worked for Commonwealth Edison as a senior marketing engineer, retiring after 33 years of service. He was an avid gun collector, bird watcher, photographer and woodworker. He enjoyed the outdoors and loved nature, with fishing being one of his favorite relaxation getaways. Later in life, Jerry also became a wonderful cook and made many delicious meals for his family. He is survived by his wife, Linda of Sycamore; one daughter, Erin (Paul) Nolan of DeKalb; three sons, Gerald E. (Lisa) Stark of TN, Alfred (Elinor) Stark of DeKalb and Paul Stark of CO; four grandchildren, Jacob Nolan, and Adam, Joshua and Sophia Stark; four sisters, Kathleen (Warren) Schramer of Stillman Valley, Donna (Ray) Pattermann of CO, Janet (Perry) Miciunas of Carol Stream and Patricia (Michael) Kuropas of Chicago; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one infant brother. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 9, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Butala Funeral Home and Crematory in Sycamore, with a memorial service beginning at 6 p.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the in care of the Butala Funeral Home and Crematory, 1405 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL 60178. For information or to sign the online guest book, go to www.ButalaFuneralHomes.com or call 815-895-2833.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Jan. 7, 2013
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