Oct. 4, 1924 - Dec. 19, 2021 Donald was born October 4, 1924 in San Pedro, CA to Cova Spiers and Eugene Bark. He passed away December 19, 2021 in Torrance, CA. He was married to Sandra Jane Swartz in Las Vegas, NV in 1957. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, brother Robert, and infant son, Donald Alvin Bark. Donald is survived by his children Cathy (Charles) Bradford, Dennis (Tomi) Bark, Bryan (Lisa) Bark, and Leslie (Craig) Hoback. Grandchildren, Charles (Rachael) Bradford, Caycie (Nick) Favier, Nikki (Kevin) Mottashed, Danaille Bark, Dennis Bark, Jr., Jacob and Erin Hoback. Great Grandchildren Caiden Nietz, Carter, Savvy and Collin McBee, and Jack Mottashed. Sister-in-law Geraldine Bark as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He attended Barton Hill, Dana, and San Pedro High (W'43). He played football and baseball. He was on the first football team for the San Pedro Boys Club (1939) and a member of the San Pedro Athletic Club (1946-1948). He was a WWII veteran. He served in the Coast Guard as a Ship's Cook 2nd Class from 1943 to 1946. He was active with the Masonic Lodge (1947-present), Beach Cities Shrine Club, Long Beach Scottish Rite (1965-present), Al Malaikah Shrine (1965-present), and a lifetime member of the San Pedro Elks. He was a founding member of the Majestic Golf Club. He was co-owner of the Cottage Caf‚ in the 1950's. Donald had a long career on the waterfront beginning in 1950 starting with the ILWU Local 13 Longshore and retiring in 1993 from the ILWU Local 63 Marine Clerks. Visitation will be at McNerney's Mortuary, 570 W. 5th St. San Pedro, CA on January 4th from 4pm to 8pm with private internment at Green Hills Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Los Angeles Harbor. 1200 S. Cabrillo Ave, San Pedro, CA 90731.
Published by Palos Verdes Peninsula News on Dec. 31, 2021.