Ted Stark

December 2, 1936April 11, 2014
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Ted Stark passed away on Friday, April 11, 2014 from his 13 year battle with Parkinson Disease. Ted loved his wife of 52 years, Elaine, two daughters Rhonda and Roxane Stark, five grandchildren, Ashley, Ariel, Matthew, Marissa, and Morgan. He also cherished his two great grandchildren Esteban and Mia.

Ted was known for his beautiful smile and kind heart. He was the most giving person who would drop what he was doing to help others. He loved working in the garage, fishing, gambling, traveling, boating and working on his beautiful yellow Corvette.

Ted was also known for his love of mayo. He would put it on anything he ate. Mayo on his breakfast, lunch and dinner. His friends made him a shirt that said "The Best Food Dude".

He worked for 35 years at Luccent as an Installation Supervisor and retired at the young age of 52.

He will be dearly missed by all that knew him, and will be in our hearts forever.

Friends and family are invited to attend a visitation on Tuesday, April 22nd from 5pm-8pm and funeral services on Wednesday, April 23rd at 11am all at Brentwood Funera Home. Interment to follow at Union Cemetery.

A Celebration of Ted's Life will be held on Saturday, April 26th at 11:30 at Discovery Bay Yacht Club 5871 Marina Road in Discovery Bay.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to or Hospice of the East Bay 3470 Buskirk Avenue Pleasant Hill, CA 94523.


  • Visitation Tuesday, April 22, 2014
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 23, 2014
  • Interment Wednesday, April 23, 2014
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, April 26, 2014

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Stan & Penny Silva

April 27, 2014

Every time I saw Ted we always had a long conversation. He loved yellow corvettes and always joked about buying my 58'. You can tell he was loved by everyone that knew him. The world will seem a lot emptier without Ted in it.
Stan and Penny Silva

April 24, 2014

Elaine, Rhonda, & family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Ted was a very sweet man. May the memories you hold deep in your heart, provide comfort and bring a smile to your face.
Peace be with you, Bill & Neva Burdick

Justine & Lewis Sampson

April 22, 2014

Elaine, Rhonda and Roxanne, words cannot explain how sorry we are and how much we will miss Ted at DBYC and the gym. He was a great man with a gentle heart and a big smile.

Nanci Price

April 21, 2014

Always remembering our great card games at the Yacht Club... When George and I think of you it will be with a smile. Love you and your beautiful Elaine...

WECo & AT&T Retirees

April 20, 2014

Ted Stark was a long-time employee of the Western Electric Company and AT&T Network Systems. His fellow telecom co-workers, supervisors, installers, and retirees of both companies from the Northern California area wish to honor his memory by extending their sincere condolences to Ted's wife Elaine, to their family and to their friends.

April 18, 2014

Elaine and Family, unless someone has experienced what you are going through, they cannot understand the relief that you feel about your loved one no long suffering and being in pain, but that feeling quickly giving way to the aching grief you feel over your loss. I will miss Ted greatly.
Gary Moreland, (Rio Vista, CA).

April 16, 2014

April 15, 2014

Elaine we we're so sorry to hear about Ted He was a good person and happy we got to meet him.You and your family are in our prayers. Hatch & Anne Powers

Calvin & Susan Jones

April 15, 2014

Elaine, Rhonda and Roxanne,
We are so sorry for your loss. But thinking about Ted over the years brings so many smiles. He was truly a giving man and a terrific friend to both of us. We will be missed and we hope that your memories will sustain you at this difficult time. We love you very much. Calvin and Susan Jones

John Bento

April 15, 2014

You and Ted were two of the first to welcome me into the club and make me feel welcome. I will especially remember the fun we had at the conventions in Vegas