Stark, Harwood (Woody) M., a 52 year resident of Los Angeles, passed away peacefully in his home on Tuesday, September 20, 2005. Born in Ozawkie, Kansas, Woody was 85 when he passed away. Woody was a loving husband, father and grandpa and his family and friends will miss him greatly. He was a family man who put his kids first and he especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by, son Kelly (Mary) Stark, son Jeff (Peggy) Stark, daughter Liz (Brian) Cleary, and grandchildren, Erin, Meagan, Shannon, Tyler and Jennifer. Preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Jean. A gathering of family & friends will be held at White & Day Manhattan Beach Chapel on Sunday September 25, 2005 from 3-5:00 P.M. The Service will be held at Green Hills Cemetery Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes on Monday, September 26, 2005 at 11:00 A.M. Burial will follow at Green Hills. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Academy of Ophthalmology c/o Macular Degeneration Research or the American Cancer Society.

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  1. Woody, it’s hard to summarize 37 years of a wonderful friendship. We always sympathized over our many diets and yet never lost our love for food. Boo! You and Jean were very special and I already miss you terribly. With Love, Penny

  2. Dear Jeff, Peggy, Tyler & Jennifer- Dear Kelly & Mary- Dear Liz, Brian, Erin, Meagan & Shannon- Our deepest sympathy for your loss. You all are in our thoughts & prayers. Woody will live on in your hearts & memories forever. In Friendship & Love, Dan, Anne Marie, Jenna & Katie Guerrero

  3. Woody- I never had the pleasure of working for you but I did have the pleasure of knowing you for 39 years. You have been a mentor, confidant and friend. I’ll miss you my friend.

  4. Grandpa. Each and every day I feel the same pain as I did the day you died. My heart is still broken and I don’t know how long it will take to heal. I go to visit you often and I hope you know I’m there. You are the best grandfather anyone could have asked for, and I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for you. I love you and miss you more than anything.

  5. Will miss you – YDOOW KRATS – Wish I had a poem to compose but who would proof-read it and find an error someplace. You were the best BOSS ever! Sue

  6. Mr. Stark- what a wonderful boss you were to our mother. We have nothing but good memories and good times that she shared with us during your time together at Hughes. Hope your feet feel no pain now in heaven… 🙂 Thank you for being an inspiration, a gentle man, and a wonderful friend to our family. Love, Bart and Debi Russo and family.

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