Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary

6464 Chippewa Street, St. Louis, MO


Edwin E. Stark

May 17, 1933July 28, 2020

Edwin E. (Sonny) Stark, 87, of St. Pete Beach, FL, has joined our loving Creator on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, after a long illness.

He was born May 17, 1933, in St. Louis, MO to Edwin E. (Buddy) and Ethel Stark. Edwin graduated from Cleveland High School in 1951 and served in the army during the Korean War. Upon returning to the states he earned a business degree from Washington University in St. Louis. He owned a bookkeeping and income tax service in St. Louis for many years before retiring in 2004.

He married Bonnie Ruth Riggs in 1974. She preceded him in death November 2019. Surviving are one son, Robert (Amy) Stark of St. Louis; grandchildren, Christopher R. and Timothy R. Stark of St. Louis, and great grandchildren, Nathan, Charlie and Zoey Stark of St. Louis who preceded him in death. Step children, Cynthia (Jim) Glauert of St. Louis, James Reed and Jennifer Harris (close friend) of Ocala, FL, step grandchildren Joshua and Jessica Huck, Trey Reed, step great grandchildren, Kayla Huck, Sammie Sexton, and numerous wonderful friends.

Edwin never met a stranger and loved to travel and experience diverse cultures. He enjoyed coin collecting, attending his Cleveland High School Reunions, live music and dancing, Cardinal baseball, the challenge of daily crossword puzzles, spending time with friends, family and grandchildren whenever possible. He served on the master board of directors at Silver Sands Condo Association for many years and was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Saint Petersburg, FL.

Visitation will be Wednesday, August 5 from 5-8pm at Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary 6464 Chippewa 63109. A Funeral Service will be Thursday, August 6 at 10am in the Hoffmeister Colonial Chapel, with interment to immediately follow at Sunset Memorial Park where military honors will be bestowed.

Masks and Social Distancing will be required. Thank you for your cooperation.

The Thursday Service will be live-streamed on the Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary Facebook page.

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, August 5, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, August 6, 2020

  • Committal Service with Full Military Honors

    Thursday, August 6, 2020


Edwin E. Stark

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