Wendell Stark

Wendell A. (Bud) Stark Bonita Springs, FL

Wendell A. (Bud) Stark a resident of Bonita Springs, FL passed away peacefully Sunday, March 10, 2013 at Hope Hospice in Bonita Springs.

He was born in Lyme, Grafton County, NH on March 8, 1930 to Chester and Margaret (Bliss) Stark, second of ten children. He was the husband of Linda (Taylor) Stark. They married on November 11, 1970 in Hanover, NH. In 1988 they purchased a home in Bonita Springs and in 1991, moved here from West Lebanon, NH. Linda predeceased him in death on December 24, 2011.

Wendell was educated in New Hampshire graduating in 1948 and he proudly served in the US Air Force from 1948 to 1969 through both the Korean Conflict and Vietnam. After retiring from the military he joined the world of corporate management where he worked in the wholesale plumbing and heating industry until his retirement in 1991. In 1994, he joined the retail staff at Lezgus Inc. and continued to work there part-time until 2003. Then he worked part-time at Home Depot from 2003 to 2010. He truly enjoyed helping his customers with their plumbing supply needs and answering their questions.

He especially enjoyed his friends at the Buckingham and Bonita Springs Flyers Club, with whom he felt true camaraderie through their love of building and flying radio controlled aircraft.

Survivors include his sons, Calvin A. of Bangor, ME, Douglas S. (Rhonda) of Canaan, ME and Richard L. (Karen) of Hermon, ME; his daughter by marriage, Pamela A. Musheno (Marc) of Pittsburgh, PA; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Reginald C. of Arcadia, FL, Stephen A. of Claremont, NH, Thomas B. of Channahan, IL and Allen D. of Ft. Myers, FL; and four sisters, June La Flan (Leonard) of Etna, NH, Nancy Huckins (Bernard) of Lebanon, NH, Patricia Tremblay (Joel) of Lebanon, NH and Lorraine Ekholm (Stephen) of Bainbridge Island, WA.

Beside his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Linda.

Special thanks to his dear friend, Barbara Kachensky for taking such special care of him when he was in so much need and his family was so far away. Also thank-you to the nurses and staff at Hope Hospice. For those that would like to remember Bud in a special way, they may make contributions in his memory to the , 4575 Via Royale, Ft. Myers, FL, 33905 or Hope Hospice and Community Services, 27200 Imperial Parkway, Bonita Springs, FL 34135.

At Bud's request will will be no services.


Published in Naples Daily News on Mar. 14, 2013