Michael J. Stark, 64, of Rock Creek, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2013, while enjoying the outdoors in Pennsylvania. He was born March 10, 1949, in Geneva to Anne (Sedmak) and Frank Stark. He married Shelley (Stone) on Nov. 30, 1988, in Austinburg.
Mike served in the U.S. Air Force in the Philippines during the Vietnam War. Mike and Shelley were the owners of the Clay Street Inn for 21 years. Mike worked at Rockwell Brake in Saybrook for 20 years. He also worked at Debonné Winery and in sales at Paquet Auto. Most recently, he had worked at the Home Depot in Chardon.
He was a member of the NRA, the Nature Conservatory and Mike was also known as the Morgan Swamp monitor. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed meeting new people and touched many lives. Mike spent many hours in his workshop where he was always making projects to give to his family and friends.
Mike is survived by his wife, Shelley Stark of Rock Creek; sons, Justin Stark of Geneva, Aaron (Kristin) Stark of Geneva and Jeff Stone of Harpersfield; daughter, Jen (Terry) Hejduk of Hartsgrove; grandchildren, Kyle, Mardie, Hagan, Gabe, Braden and Turner; brother, Frank (Connie) Stark Jr.; father-in-law, George Stone; many loved nieces and nephews; and best friend, George, his Jack Russell Terrier.
He was preceded in death by his parents; step-father, Charlie Davis; and grandparents.
A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. Contributions may be made to the family. Arrangements are being handled by The Behm Family Funeral Homes, 175 S. Broadway, Geneva, OH 44041.
Published in www.News-Herald.com on June 23, 2013