Clipped From The Akron Beacon Journal
Joseph F. Stark Joseph Frank (Sustarsic) Stark, 76, passed away March 4 in Escondido, Calif., after a long struggle with Myelodysplasia Syndrome, a form of aplastic anemia. Joe was bom Jan. 26, 1922, in Barberton, the son of Joseph and Mary Sustarsic, longtime members of the Slovenian Domovina Lodge in Barberton. He graduated from Barberton Barberton High School and attended the University of Wisconsin. Joe served in the Army as an interpreter during World War II, and was discharged in 1946. Joe retired in 1984 after 42 years of service with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., rising from mailroom clerk to a valued position in the corporate planning planning office. He and his wife of 51 years, Carolyn, were longtime residents residents of Green Township, where he was active in Uons Club before moving to Valparaiso, Ind., in 1995. In the 10 years after retirement, Joe and Carolyn traveled all over the world with Elderhostel and other travel programs. Joe is survived by his wife, Carolyn; his children, Martha of Houston, Jexas, Teddi of Escondido, Calif., and Russell of Valparaiso, Ind. Joe had six grandchildren.