George W. Stark, 74, a long time resident of Zanesville died early on April 1, 2011, from complications of a long-term illness. Unfortunately he lost a tough battle, but passed away pain-free and peacefully while being accompanied by his loving wife of more than 47 years, Marilee (Ceccarelli) Stark.
George was born on July 25, 1936 in Charleroi, PA, a son to late parents Jack and Harriet Stark. He had one brother, Jack (deceased) and a surviving sister-in-law, Sally. He retired after 25 years of dedicated service at Cooper Industries. Always wanting to keep busy and active, he followed that career, by working at 5 B’s and Kroger Fuel Center in Zanesville.
In addition to his wife, George leaves behind his son, Greg and daughter-in-law, Rose and three grandchildren, Jake, Ellie and Wyatt. They all affectionately called him “Pap Pap.” Greg and his family reside in Clarksville, MD.
George was a veteran of the US Army. He was also a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus Council 505, and was a devoted member of St. Nicholas Parish. During his days in Pennsylvania, he was a volunteer with the N.B.V Volunteer Fire Department.
George became involved in youth sports while following his son, Greg, through many seasons of football, baseball and basketball. A Steeler football fan for much of his life, after moving to Ohio in the late 60’s, he became a passionate Buckeye and Zanesville Blue Devil fan.
Following his son’s graduation from ZHS, George became the Boy’s Basketball Official Scorekeeper. The highlight of this endeavor came in 1995 when the team won the State Championship.
The loving and excellent care provided by Willow Haven Care Center, in addition to Genesis Hospice & Palliative Care, gave him the ultimate respect and dignity during his 8 month stay, but especially in his final hours for which his family is extremely grateful.
Friends may call at THE SNOUFFER FUNERAL HOME, 1150 West Military Road, Zanesville, on Sunday, April 3 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Donations can be made to Genesis Hospice & Palliative Care, 713 Forest Avenue, in Zanesville. Burial services will be determined at a later date.
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