October 29, 1930 – October 14, 2015
Florence Stark passed away peacefully at home with her beloved husband of 62 years, Lawrence Stark and her adoring son, David Stark at her side. A native San Franciscan, Florence graduated from Commerce High School in 1948. She worked as an administrative assistant for the Bank of America and later at the Corps of Engineers. Florence was a beautiful, accomplished and independent woman. She married the love of her life, Lawrence Stark, on April 12, 1953. They settled in South San Francisco where they raised their son David.
Florence, affectionately known as “Babe” by her family, created a warm and welcoming home. Her kind and generous nature never wavered, even as she suffered with a debilitating illness. Above all, she was devoted to her family. In later years, Florence worked for Easter Seals where she thrived and made many friends.
Florence was predeceased by her mother and father, Vera and Peter Catsoulis, brother, Clifford Catsoulis and sister, Bessie Polos. In addition to her husband and son, Florence will be greatly missed by her nephew, Gary Catsoulis and nieces, Pamela Polos, Nancy Rosebrook and Melanie Polos. She also leaves behind her loving godchild, Jacqueline Overlid, great-nephews Matthew Organisiak and Alan Goldenberg, great-niece, Julianne Goldenberg, brother-in-law, William Stark and sister-in-law, Beverley Stark.
At Florence’s request, no memorial services will be held. Donations in Florence’s name can be made to the Arthritis Foundation.