Ronald Walter Stark, 77, of Plainfield, formerly of River Forest, died peacefully in his home, surrounded by his family on June 4, 2021.
He grew up in Chicago and attended Lutheran schools, graduating from Luther North High School in 1961. He served proudly in the U.S. Air Force 1964-68. After being discharged, he returned to work at the U.S. Post Office as a letter carrier in River Forest until his retirement in 2003. Proud of his career, he made many friends both at work and outside of it. As a lifelong Cubs fan he was overjoyed when the Cubs won the World Series in 2016. A Green Bay Packers fan, he enjoyed watching them beat the Chicago Bears over the years! He was a passionate bowler and the thrill of his bowling career was when he bowled in a NABA Pro-Am tournament with Earl Anthony his bowling idol. He also loved playing bocce ball with his Carillon friends, collecting memorabilia sport cards, and volunteering his time coaching and umpiring girls softball, but spending time with his grandchildren and family was what made him truly happy.
Ron Stark was the husband of Margo (nee Mueller); the father of Christina (Andre) Zabrodsky, Ron (Kim), Heather (late Joe) Bruntmyer, and Brian (Danylle); the grandfather of Abby, Max, Natalie, Nolan, Gus, Henry, Anna, Jack, Declan, Molly and Hayden; the brother of Glenn (Barb); the brother-in-law of Ann (Jamie) King, Phyllis (Bob) Braun, Karen (the late J.P.) Dellow, Jeannette (Paul) Colombi, and the late Betty (Rudy) Hoeft; the uncle, cousin and friend of many.
In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to your favorite charity in his name.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until time of service, 7 p.m., at Peterson-Bassi Chapels 6938 W. North Ave.