William Irving Stark Jr.

M, #4810, b. Apr 8, 1920, d. May 6, 2006
Father*William Irving Fish Stark b. Feb 1, 1891, d. circa 1958
Mother*Mildred Alden Snow b. Jan 19, 1889, d. Jun 21, 1955
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Birth*Apr 8, 1920 William Irving Stark Jr. was born on Apr 8, 1920 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
 He was the son of William Irving Fish Stark and Mildred Alden Snow
NicknameApr 8, 1920 William Irving Stark Jr. was also known by the nickname of Bill. 
Marriage*circa 1942 He married Barbara Jacquelyn Tower circa 1942. 
Marriage*Sep 24, 1967 William Irving Stark Jr. married Ruth Gertrude Krey, daughter of Reverend Rudolf Emil Matthias Krey and Gertrude Emilie Behrens, on Sep 24, 1967.1 
Death*May 6, 2006 William Irving Stark Jr. died on May 6, 2006, at age 86 at Wilmington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
ObituaryMay 7, 2006  OBITUARY: William Irving Stark of Wilmington, Mass. died on May 6, 2006. Beloved husband of the late Ruth (Krey). William is survived by his son William Stark III, daughter Anne (Stark) Newman, son-in-law Dean Newman, and grandson Justin Krey Newman of Cleveland, TN; his cousin Gloria (Ludwig) Muir of Yarmouthport, MA; his son Alden Stark, daughter-in-law Jennifer (Qualey) Stark, and grandchildren Rachel, Hannah, David and Nathan Stark of Wilmington, MA; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are most respectfully invited to attend Funeral Services for William in the Pinewood Lutheran Church, 24 Wilmington Rd., Burlington on Wednesday, May 10, at 10:30 a.m. Calling hours at the Cota Funeral Home, 335 Park St. (corner of Park St. and Rte. 28) NORTH READING at Reading line, on Tuesday 4 thru 8 p.m.

Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. In lieu of flowers dontaions may be made in Bill's memory to the Pinewood Lutheran Church, 24 Wilmington Rd., Burlington 01803. Bill was a veteran of WW II serving in the U.S. Army. (cotafuneralhomes.com)

Information provided by Cota Funeral Home


WILLIAM IRVING STARK, JR. died on May 6, 2006, in Wilmington, MA. Born on April 8, 1920, in Boston, he prepared for college at Newton (MA) High School and became a member of Theta Delta Chi Fraternity at Bowdoin College, which he attended from 1939 to 1941. During World war II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps, attaining the rank of lieutenant. After the war, he entered Tufts University, from which he received a bachelor of science in engineering degree in 1949. For some years he was an engineer with Avco-Everett Research Laboratory in Everett, MA, and from 1968 to 1971 was an administrator with Perkin-Elmer Corporation in Danbury, CT. In 1972, he became an administrator with Horizons Research in Beachwood, Ohio. He later returned to Massachusetts, where he was president of Alden Optical Personnel in Wilmington until his retirement. He was married in 1942 to Barbara Tower, who died in 1965; he married again in 1967 to Ruth Krey, who died in 2005. Surviving are two sons, William I. Stark III and Alden Stark, both of Wilmington MA; a daughter, Anne S. Newman of Cleveland, TN; and five grandchildren.

Information provided from the Bowdoin Magazine, Fall 2006.2
Burial*May 9, 2006 He was buried on May 9, 2006 at Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, Find A Grave Memorial# 202368430.3 
Military* Listed as a United States Military Veteran who previouly served in wartime combat. 

Family 1

Barbara Jacquelyn Tower b. circa 1922, d. circa 1965

Family 2

Ruth Gertrude Krey b. May 27, 1926, d. Jul 12, 2005


  1. [S802] Site - Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com
  2. [S19] Obituary - Online, Newspaper or Funeral Home.
  3. [S58] Photograph of Cemetery Marker, Malcolm McKown, Colorado, United States. Also check Find-A-Grave.com, Death Certificates & Billiongraves.com.