Douglas Paul Stark
1960 - 2020
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Douglas Paul Stark age 60 passed away June 1, 2020. Doug was born February 14, 1960 in Toledo Ohio. Doug is survived by his loving wife Laura (nee Smith) of nearly 30 years, his devoted children, Eli (Katie), Austin, Emma, Isaac, Oliver and his siblings Barbara (David) Ziesmer, Randy (Pat) Stark and Maureen Stark. He is also survived by his brothers in law and wonderful friends Kevin (Karin) Smith, Doug (Shellie) Smith and Steve (Jodie) Smith and mother-in-law Judy Smith. He was preceded in death by his parents Maurice and Helen Stark. Doug leaves cherished memories to his many nieces and nephews as well as a lifetime of friends and colleagues. Doug was a gifted determined athlete fondly remembered for his love and skill in all sports, especially baseball. Doug was one of the longest serving Michigan High School Athletic Association referees serving as an official throughout metro Detroit for more than 32 years. Doug’s childhood could realistically be seen as one long ball game. Doug graduated from Temperance Bedford High School in 1978 and the University of Toledo in 1987. He received his Master’s of Finance from Walsh College in 1989. Doug served the Henry Ford Health system for the past 33 years in a number of roles most recently as the Director of Finance for the Henry Ford OptimEyes Eye Care division. Doug was a devoted father and husband and especially looked forward to time with his family at their half Stark lake cottage in Croswell. Just spending time with his family gardening, fishing and enjoying the wildlife was very special to him. He will be forever remembered for his charity, compassion and willingness to always be there for his family, friends and community. He leaves cherished memories of his infectious laughter, humor and devotion to family. Doug was an active fan of most sports with special support for all things Green Bay Packers. He thoroughly enjoyed Tiger ball games at Comerica Park and supporting UM at the big house. The family will be having a private visitation and committal service. A celebration of life will be planned at a later date. The family intends that donations and memorials will be pledged to charities at a later date. Arrangements coordinated by Gendernalik Funeral Home, New Baltimore.

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Published in The Voice from Jun. 3 to Jun. 10, 2020.
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Josh Kofflin
June 5, 2020
Doug was an excellent leader and captain of our Bedford H.S. basketball team. Even when confronted with "a little" adversity (broken leg), he did not allow that to diminish his spirits and passion for the game. He would come to all of our practices, and offer helpful tips to players who replaced him in the lineup. Doug was a very conscientious and respectful young man, very mature in the way he conducted himself. I was very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with Doug Stark!

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Rick Schneider
June 4, 2020
i graduated with Doug and Im sure not anyone from the class of 78 could say a bad word about him. He was a true scholar athlete but more importantly he was always kind to others
Im so sad about his too soon passing.
Prayers to Laura and your five children
Meg Milano
June 4, 2020
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Giulia Valmassoi
June 4, 2020
He was such a good and respectful man with a smile and humor to brighten anyones day. I havent been able to see him much over the past 35 years but I will never forget all the fun I had with him when we were younger at family functions. He will be missed!!
Dina Gossett
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