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1932 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Age 82, of East McKeesport, died Monday, June 9, 2014, at home, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born March 12, 1932, a son of the late George and Veronica (Kvaternik) Stark. Joe spent much of his life in East McKeesport, graduating from East McKeesport High School in 1949, where he was a standout on the Hilltopper football team. He also was very active in youth sports in the area, having coached many youth teams and was the founder of the St. Robert Bellarmine Athletic Association. He was a US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, received a bachelor's degree from St. Vincent College and worked as an industrial engineer for Edgewater Steel Co. in Oakmont. But Joe will mostly be remembered as a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend by many. To his last breath, he always thought of others first, and was committed to the love of his life, Peg. He will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him, but especially by his children and grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy L. (Lytle) Stark; a daughter, Susan P. Stark; a brother, Robert L. Stark; and a sister, Joanne Turk. Surviving are his children, Lisa Orlic of Turtle Creek, Joseph P. Stark and his wife, Carol of Newfields, NH, Timothy M. Stark of Gaithersburg, MD and Kristine L. Stark of East McKeesport; six grandchildren, Peggy, Katie, Mary, Sarah, Maggie, and JoJo; eight great-grandchildren, Lexy, Boo, Blaice, Annie, Mikey, Khloe, Joey, and Brody; a sister, Carol Livingood of Sarver; and a brother, George Stark of North Versailles. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the FORGIE - SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 1032 Broadway, East McKeesport, 412-823-8083. A Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Friday at St. Robert Bellarmine Church, East McKeesport.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from June 11 to June 12, 2014
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