Jared E. Stark

West Fort Ann* Jared E. Stark, 69, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 , sourrounded by his family at Glens Falls Hospital.  Born April 24, 1945 he was the son of the late Jared H. and Pearl (Hunsperger) Stark.

He is survived by his wife, Gretchen Thomas Stark; his daughters: Stacey ( John) Batchelder of Fort Ann; Constance ( Skip) Robinson of Waldorf, MD; and sons: Jared R. Stark of Phoenix, AZ; Aaron P. (Roseann) of Milford, PA; a sister, Jean Patterson of Hudson Falls; six grandchildren, Colby and Casey Batchelder, Olivia and Major Robinson and Harrison and Cameron Stark; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, Jared was predeceased by his brother, Richard "Dick" Stark.

As a proud Marine who served in Vietnam, Jared was the recipient of several medals.  He honored his country and all veterans with his annual July 4th celebrations on Hadlock Pond, for which he will be remembered.  Through the years, he worked as a surveyor for MM Specter and was intrumental in completing part of the Northway, which was awarded recognition for its scenic beauty.  After 23 years as a papermaker, he retired from Finch Pruyn.  He was a member of West Fort Ann Volunteer Fire Company.

Calling hours were held Friday, Aug. 29, at Mason Funeral Home, in Fort Ann.  An interment service in Brown Cemetary, West Fort Ann has yet to be determined.

The family suggests donations in Jared's name be made to West Fort Ann Volunteer Fire Company, Joe Green Road, Fort Ann, NY 12827

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