Francis M. Stark

Francis M. Stark, 71, of Castanea, passed away Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, at his home.

Fran was born in Williamsport on April 24, 1945, a son of the late Howard and Mary Hostrander Stark.

He was a 1963 graduate of St. Joseph’s High School of Williamsport.

On May 28, 1966, in Williamsport, Fran married the former Darla J. Saiers, who survives.

Fran was a veteran of the U.S. National Guard.

He was an active member and elder of the Lock Haven Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

Fran was employed at Piper Aircraft, Bill MacIntyre Chevrolet, and Fairfield Hyundai until his retirement.

He loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing with his grandchildren, and doing yard work at his home. He also enjoyed weight-lifting and exercising.

In addition to his wife, Fran is survived by a daughter, Kristen (Buddy) Barzona of Mill Hall; a son, Kreg (Lori) Stark of Lock Haven; three siblings, Joseph (Ann) Stark, Blanche (Tom) Marnon and Pat (Buzz) Bower, all of Williamsport; four grandchildren, Alexya and Geo Barzona and Kyler and Rocco Stark; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 4 p.m. at the Lock Haven Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 612 Frederick St., Lock Haven, with Pastor Anthony Crawford officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Divine Providence Gatehouse Hospice.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa. 17745.

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