Robert Martin Stark

February 6, 1930 - November 18, 2017
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Robert Martin Stark, 87, of Newark, Delaware died on November 18, 2017. Born and raised on Long Island, New York, to the late Yolanda and Alex Stark Robert graduated from the public schools in 1948. He attended Long Island University and The Johns Hopkins University (A.B., 1951). At the University of Michigan (M.A., 1952) heContinue Reading

nick henry left a message on December 26, 2017:
I met Mr. Stark through the Iron Hill Merit Badge Center (provided by the Delaware Academy of Science). A great man who will be deeply missed. Thoughts and Prayers to his family.
Ocie left a message on December 13, 2017:
I met Bob through the Wilmington Great Books Council discussions. Whenever he was at a discussion, the discussion benefited. His contributions by way of recommending authors and readings was greatly appreciated and I miss his advice.

Scientist though he was, he also enjoyed the theater. I remember he was a member of a group that attended The People's Light and Theater Company's excellent day-long production of "Sister Carrie". It was a day enjoyed by all, none more than Bob.
Stan Sandler left a message on December 2, 2017:
I have known Bob for most of my 50 years at the university of Delaware. He provided useful advice as I was starting my career, and he has always been a fun luncheon companion. Perhaps most importantly, he set a standard for serious scholarship, and as such was a role models for many of is junior colleagues.
Kathleen Tague left a message on November 30, 2017:
Bob was a great neighbor, with a robust and generous heart. In spite of being a math/science guy most of his life, he was also an art lover and we had many invigorating conversations about the theatre over the years. He kind, cheerful, intelligent and supportive of so many... he left this world a better place for having lived in it. I will miss him.
Charlie and Mimi Link left a message on November 28, 2017:
We were saddened to hear of Bob's death and we send our warmest thoughts to his loved ones. Bob led a very meaningful life and his impact through his teaching and community involvement has brightened the future for many. We always enjoyed spending time with this bright and generous man. He will be missed.
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Liam O'Keefe left a message on November 24, 2017:
Robert Stark was a great man. When I was a student at UD, Robert was a tremendous mentor to me. He offered measured guidance and he instilled in me a competitive desire to win that I'll always be grateful for. He was a consistent friend and he continuously challenged himself and others to be at their best in everything they did. I'm proud to have known him. Rest In Peace.
Chris Waisanen left a message on November 23, 2017:
Bob was a friend from the UM club of DE and OLLI. I had a lovely lunch with him and Barbara recently. He was such a genuine, warm man as well as a scholar. He will indeed be missed. My sympathies. Chris Waisanen, Past President, UMDE
donald lawrence left a message on November 22, 2017:
Sorry for your loss Candace. What a great man. Don Lawrence.
Michael Piovsoo left a message on November 21, 2017:
I am deeply saddened to learn that Bob has passed. I was a PhD student at UD in the late 60's and took several classes with Bob. He was one of the great human beings on this planet. He was kind, thoughtful and very bright. I learned a great deal with him and am greatly indebted. My sincere condolence to his family. Take solace in knowing that he was loved by everyone who crossed his path.
Sam Waltz left a message on November 21, 2017:
Sandi and I send our prayers for the Peace that Passeth Understanding to Bob's family on the occasion of his passing.

Bob was a fine man who will be missed.

Although we each had the University of Delaware connection, we built our relationship over the last 25 years via our memberships in and passion for both the Lincoln Club of Delaware, one of the country's oldest and largest clubs dedicated to the legacy of the 16th President, and the Rotary Club of Wilmington, where our focus was community service as well as outstanding programs for our members.

Bob always was curious, thoughtful and engaging. I valued his ethics and integrity, the candor that comes with seniority, and his great sense of humor. Although our relationship never had the occasion to evolve to that inner circle friendship, I felt each of us valued the other, and it was a great privilege to know Bob.

Our condolences to the Stark Family on your loss.
Sean Rule left a message on November 21, 2017:
Thank you, Dr. Stark, for instilling in me some of the great strengths of a teacher: knowing when to talk, and when to listen. I'll miss you terribly.
Cynthia Morgan left a message on November 21, 2017:
I am so very sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of getting to know your father when he was a member of The Rotary Club of Wilmington. He was clearly very intelligent and yet always humble. He will be missed.
Patrick Mwerinde left a message on November 21, 2017:
Robert will be missed. He was a true colleague. We shared books on Discrete Mathematics. He was a genuine kind man. I extend my condolences to his family. May he have eternal peace.
Bradley Skelcher left a message on November 21, 2017:
It saddens me to know that Bob will no longer be with us, but will always be with us in our memories. Bob was one of the first people that I met when I first arrived in Delaware over 27 years ago. He was a devout student of Delaware History having served on the Delaware Heritage Commission for many years even though he was a mathematician. I am and will continue to miss Bob. He was a friend and colleague. My prayers are with his family and friends. I offer my condolences to them and thank them for sharing Bob with the rest of the historical community in Delaware for so many years.
Anne Boylan left a message on November 21, 2017:
Very sorry to hear of Bob's death. He had great enthusiasm for History, which I always appreciated. I will miss seeing him at lectures in both Newark and Wilmington. My condolences to his family. --Anne Boylan, UD Professor Emerita of History
Sue Getman left a message on November 21, 2017:
I was saddened to read of Bob's passing. He was a longtime member of the Wilmington Senior Center Board of Directors during part of the time when I was the center's executive director. Bob was creative, encouraging and compassionate, and always a gentleman. I valued his contributions greatly. His family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Rakesh left a message on November 21, 2017:
Professor Stark was a senior faculty member when I joined the math department of the University of Delaware as an Assistant Professor. He was always kind, had helpful advice, shared with me his interesting work in Operations Research, and later shared with me the useful books he wrote on Operations Research and Discrete Mathematics. He was known for his excellent teaching and influenced many students during his long career.
Holly Hill left a message on November 21, 2017:
Dear Steve, Candi, Tim & Brad,

Please know how much you are all in my thoughts and prayers as you experience the loss of your dad. Your father was a good man and my last moments with him were warm and friendly as we discussed a trip down Memory Lane and experienced laughter and tears. He loved each of you very much and expressed to me how proud he was of each of you. Having recently lost my own father, it's my hope you can find comfort in your fondest memories.

Thinking of you all.

In sympathy,
Mary Ellen Stachnik left a message on November 21, 2017:
I am so sorry to learn of Bob's passing. He was a true scholar, gentleman and friend. He opened his home and his heart to many students over decades. We will miss our wonderful neighbor and friend.
Mary Ellen Stachnik
Jack Markell left a message on November 21, 2017:
So sorry to learn of Bob's passing. He was always a gentleman and interested in others, rather than focusing on himself. He will be missed.
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left a message on November 21, 2017:
Dear Candi,

I know it's been forever since we've seen each other. I just wanted to let you , and your family know I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. Wishing you loving memories of your Mom and Dad.
Jim Neal left a message on November 20, 2017:
Prof. Stark, Bob, was an exceptional individual. He contributed positively to any organization that he became involved with. Whether professionally at the Universities in which he had an appointment, or in any of the many civic (Rotary, Del. Academy of Science, Boy Scout Merit Badge Center, Friends of the Newark Free Library, the Osher Center) and professional organizations in which he chose to benefit with his attention. He will be remembered and missed.
John Anderson left a message on November 20, 2017:
I am very sorry to hear that Dr Stark has passed away. He was an undergrad professor of mine in 61 or 62. I liked him and bumped into him on campus from time to time in the years since.
RT Foard left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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