Larry M. Stark
Larry M. Stark, 75, of Grant Road, Ridgway, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010 at Elk Regional Health Center following a brief illness.He was born Oct. 19, 1935 in Ridgway, the son of the late Melvin and Louise Balmer Stark. On July 21, 1956, he married Virginia M. (Ginger) Boults of Johnsonburg, who survives. He was a lifelong resident of Ridgway and a member of the Faith United Church of Christ. He served with the U.S. Army National Guard, Company L, 112th Infantry, from 1954 until 1957. He was a longtime employee of Ridgway Steel Fabricators before assuming ownership of the Stark Family Dairy Farm on Grant Road. After retiring from the dairy business, he operated Larry Stark Logging for several years.Besides his wife, he is survived by four children; Debbie (Randy) Baloga, Larry Jr. (Heidi), Steve (Missy) and Kathy (Mike) Feldbauer, all of Ridgway; 12 grandchildren, Brian Viglione, Jody and Mike Baloga, Teddi, Kelsey, and Perri Stark, Mason and Mitchell Stark, Tyler and Dusty Stark, and Stevie and Nikki Feldbauer; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Betty (Bill) Walsh of Richland, Wash.; and by several nieces and nephews.In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Jack Stark.Funeral and committal services for Larry M. Stark will be held on Friday, at 11 a.m. in the Meehan-Shilk Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ronald Burkett of the Hallton Church officiating. Interment will be in Ott Cemetery. Friends will be received at the Meehan-Shilk Funeral Home in Ridgway, today from 6 to 8 p.m.