Paul Craig Stark, Hegewisch and South Holland resident, born May 2nd, 1946 passed away peacefully surrounded by family on July 23rd, 2021 at the age of 75. He is preceded in death by his parents, Audrey L. Stark and Paul E. Stark. He is survived by his wife, Charlene Eckelberry, his ex-wife Rosemary Stark, and sister Randi Stark-Keigher. He is also survived by his 5 children and 8 grandchildren: Daughter Audrey V. Pearson (Stark) and son-in-law John V. Pearson II, Son Paul C. Stark II and daughter-in-law Tracy Stark, Daughter Verana Stark and her fiance Steve Centers, Daughter Jennifer Stark and son-in-law Michael Wheeler, Son Joseph Stark, and grandchildren Alexandria 29, Justin 28, Mariah 25, Michaela 18, Kaleb 17, Trinity 14, Michael 12, and Vance 9. He is also survived by wonderful cousins that he spent a lot of time with over the years.
Paul grew up in Roseland, Dolton, and South Holland and spent many years in the Hegewisch neighborhood of Chicago. He always enjoyed family get togethers. He was very fond of Antique cars and in fact he owned a 1931 Ford Model A Cabriolet Convertible with a rumble seat that he would take to car shows and drive in the Dolton Parade. He enjoyed photography in his younger days. He took his children camping and boating in a yellow speed boat when they were little. He had an appreciation for the Opera because his mother was an opera singer with the Lyric Opera of Chicago for 27 years. Although he was not a Veteran himself, his father and uncles were veterans and he loved helping Veterans. He also enjoyed having a Miller Lite and snacking on cashews while listening to Classic Rock. He will be deeply missed by so many. May he rest in peace.
Family and friends are invited to celebrate his life on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at Castle Hill Funeral Home: 1219 Sheffield Avenue, Dyer, Indiana 46311 with a visitation from 3-7 p.m. Pastor Alonzo Nichols will officiate at service at 5:00 p.m.
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