Edward E. (Big Ed) Stark, age 96, passed away peacefully at his home in
Heritage Hills, Somers, NY on September 1st. He was preceded in death by
his loving wife of 63 years Florence (Pete) Stark who died in 2007.
Born in Flushing, NY on August 17th, 1922 Ed was the son of Henry and
Amelia Stark. He attended college at Texas A&M University and the State
University of New York in Oswego earning a degree in Industrial Arts
Education. In later years he attended New York University in New York
City in the evenings to pursue a master s degree. Ed was a WWII Veteran
serving honorably in the nascent Army Air Corps. He was an educator for
over 30 years at Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, NY where he
taught Mechanical Drawing, Shop and Consumer Economics. Ed was
particularly proud of being the class advisor for the Class of 1963,
creating cherished friendships for the duration of his life.
He was a life-long member of Boy Scout Troop 1, Flushing, NY and an
enthusiastic regular at the annual Old-Timers dinner. He founded Roll
N Roam in 1953, a summer camping trip across the United States for
teenagers, where he shared his passion for travel, the outdoors, and the
National and State Parks. Ed had a true gift for maintaining
friendships and despite complaining of a busy social schedule, loved to
stay in touch with those he cared for.
He is survived by his four children Donald, Meredith, Douglas and
Daniel; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Ed s brother
Harold died in 1993.
A memorial service will be held later this fall. Donations in lieu of
flowers may be made to Big Ed's favorite charity, The Salvation Army.