James W. Stark, 99 of Sarver passed away on July 25, 2022 at the Good Samaritan Hospice.
Born April 24, 1923 in Sarver, PA, he was the son of the late Lester J. Stark and Helen Ruediger Stark.
Jim served 34 months in the US Army as a Staff Sergeant with the 359th Engineers during the Invasion of Normandy, France. He owned and managed his own business, Stark's Feed Mill. He also worked his way to head teller of Union National Bank and then to a branch manager of Valley National Bank, Jim worked as bus driver and then became manager of Bauman Bus Company. Jim was a lifetime member of the Clinton Presbyterian Church, where he held many positions. Jim was also a member of the American Legion Saxonburg 683. He was also a farmer, a pilot and a motorcycle enthusiast. Jim enjoyed restoring old farm tractors, music, singing, camping and woodworking.
Surviving are his loving daughters, Janet (Alan) Bochek of Cheswick and Cheryl (Joe) Criswell of Sarver, grandson, Scott (Debbie) Bochek of Cheswick, granddaughters, Shelley (Michael) Whipkey of Butler, and Crystal Stark, great grandchildren, Seth and Payton Whipkey, step grandson, Jace (Jennifer) Criswell of Vandergrift, step granddaughter, McKenzie (David) Knepshield of Lower Burrell, step great grandchildren, Emma Criswell and Ethan and Jake Knepshield, companion, Ann Freehling of Sarver and his sister Lois Risch of Sarver.
In addition to his parents and brother Ken, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nettie M. Stark and his son, Bruce Stark.
Friends will be received on Thursday, July 28, 2022, from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at the Fox Funeral Home, Inc., 410 W. Main Street, Saxonburg.
Services will be held on Friday, July 29, 2022 at 11:00 am at the Clinton Presby. Church, with Rev. Kelley Angleberger officiating. Everyone please meet at the church.
Memorial donations may be made to the Clinton Presbyterian Church, 197 Glade Mill Road, Saxonburg, PA 16056.
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