|Birth: ||Dec. 28, 1945|
|Death: ||Jun. 29, 2010|
US Marine Corps
Olean – Paul C. Stark Sr. of 215 S. 11th St. died Tuesday (June 29, 2010) in his home.
Born Dec. 28, 1945, in Mount Vernon, he was a son of Conrad F. and Eunice V. Seabott Stark. On Jan. 8, 1972, in Scio, he married Bonnie S. Brown, who survives.
Paul graduated from Immaculate Conception Parochial School in Wellsville and from Wellsville High School. He then attended St. Bonaventure University.
From 1967 to 1970, he served with the U.S. Marine Corps and for 13 months was in Vietnam with the infantry.
He first worked as an orderly at Jones Memorial Hospital and had been a resident of Olean for the past 35 years.
Paul was a very active communicant of St. Mary of the Angels Church, where he was a Eucharistic minister and a former Stephen minister and RCIA team member. In 1992 he received the Archbishop Walsh Volunteer of the Year award and was a volunteer Eucharistic minister for pastoral care at Olean General Hospital. He was active with the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign. Additionally, he belonged to the Wellsville High School Alumni Association and enjoyed playing chess as well as walking.
Paul found it gratifying to offer his friendship to others who were either sick or down on their luck.
Surviving besides his wife are two sons, Paul C. (Amanda) Stark Jr. of Lebanon, OH, and Andrew (Brandi) Stark of Southport, NC; two brothers, Timothy F. (Sophie) Stark of Chester, NH, and Peter M. (Rose) Stark of Ashville; mother-in-law, Rose Brown of Friendship; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to this parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Kathryn Ligus in 1991.
Friends will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State Road, Olean.
Funeral services will be held Saturday (July 3, 2010) beginning with a prayer service at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Mary of the Angels Church. Father Gregory Dobson, pastor, will be the celebrant.
Burial will be in St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Allegany.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary of the Angels Church or to HomeCare & Hospice, 1225 W. State St., Olean, NY 14760.
Saint Bonaventure Cemetery
New York, USA
Created by: Mary Ann
Record added: Dec 25, 2012
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