Frank Stark

Obituary of Frank R. Stark

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Frank R. Stark, 69, of Fort Covington passed away unexpectedly at his home March 7, 2023. He was born January 1, 1954 in Malone, NY to Kenneth Stark and Gertrude (Deuel) Stark. He was the first baby born that year. Mom and Frank received diapers and a fancy ride home. Frank graduated Salmon River Central in 1972. He continued his education at Modern Welding School in Schenectady, NY. On May 16, 1981 he was united in marriage to Joan (Leroux) Stark at St. Mary's of the Fort. He was a welder by trade. He worked in Washington DC with the piledrivers on subway and building construction. He received his Ironworkers card in Texas and worked out of that Union. He lived and worked with his wife at Seabrook Station in New Hampshire. In 1987 he took a job with NYSDOCS as an Welding Instructor and remained as a Welder in the maintenance department until his retirement. As a young man, Frank enjoyed a good laugh, a fun crowd and a rousing political discussion. Frank enjoyed camping with a large campfire, welding and his black and white TV shows. He was the best snow shoveler in town! He was predeceased by his parents, his brother Howard Stark, and nephew Aaron Stark. He is survived by his wife Joan, daughters Allison (Leif) Rozon of Lake Clear, NY and Megan Stark of Potsdam, NY. His grandchildren Rachel, Luke, and Felicity Rozon of Lake Clear, NY. His brothers William of Silver Springs, Maryland, David (Marybeth) of Westville, NY, Bruce of Ithaca, NY, Donald (Linda) of Binghamton, NY and sister-in-law Judy Stark of Westville, NY. As well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Mary's Church Fort Covington, Fort Covington EMS or a charity of choice. Calling hours will be held at the Cappiello-McKenzie & Cosgrove Funeral Home in Fort Covington Friday, March 10th, 3:30pm to 7pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Saturday, March 11th, 11am at St. Mary's of the Fort Church in Fort Covington. Spring burial will take place at Briggs Street Cemetery Westville, NY. Arrangements are under the care of Cappiello-McKenzie & Cosgrove Funeral Home in Fort Covington. Online condolences may be made at
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Calling Hours

3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, March 10, 2023
Cappiello-McKenzie & Cosgrove Funeral Home
2352 State Route 37, P.O. Box 479
Fort Covington, New York, United States
(518) 358 2411
Calling Hours

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, March 11, 2023
St. Mary's of the Fort Church
State Rt. 37
Fort Covington, New York, United States
Mass of Christian Burial

Spring Burial

Briggs Street Cemetery
Briggs Street
Westville, New York, United States
Spring Burial


In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in Frank's name to the Fort Covington E.M.S. or St. Mary's of the Fort Church.
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