GILBERTSVILLE — Vincent C. Stark, 64, of Gilbertsville, died Friday, July 25, 2003, at The Meadows in Middlefield.
He was born in the town of Butternuts on April 16, 1939, the son of the late Frank and Laura (Todd) Stark.
He was a professional truck driver, having driven for TRL of Pittston, Pa., Todd Trucking of Otego and was the foreman for Ron Allen Trucking during the construction of I-88.
He was active in the Emmaus Community and was a member of the United Methodist Church of Morris. He was a former member of the Baptist Church of Gilbertsville and a former member of the New Berlin Emergency Squad.
He was a political activist and had served his country as a corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Vince is survived by his friend and companion, Elsie Colburn of Gilbertsville; a son, Stephen Stark and wife, Roxanne, of Clarence, and four other children; two sisters, Dianne Cardwell and John of Parsippany, N.J., and Cynthia Young of Franklin; a sister-in-law, Lura Todd of Morris; grandchildren include Lauren, Wesley and Alicia Stark, and three others; special grandchildren, Jennifer and Bridgette Colburn; two uncles; three aunts, several nieces nephews, cousins and many dear and close friends. He is also survived by Elsie's children and grandchildren, who loved him as a father and granddad.
He was predeceased by a daughter, Elizabeth Frederick; and a brother, Howard Todd.
There will be no calling hours.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, 2003, in the United Methodist Church in Morris, with the Rev. Ann Blair officiating. Burial will follow in the Brookside Cemetery in Gilbertsville.
In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to make contributions in his memory to either the United Methodist Church Improvement Fund, 5 Church St., Morris, NY 13808 or the Emmaus Scholarship Fund, care of Wyoming Annual Conference, P.O. Box 58, Endicott, NY 13760-0058.
Funeral arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.
Published in The Daily Star on July 28, 2003.
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