Man’s tongue-in-cheek obituary blames Cleveland Browns

Paul Stark passed away on December 27, 2017 of complications from a brief illness, exacerbated by the hopeless condition of the Cleveland Browns, at Stein Hospice, Sandusky.

A proud native of Mansfield, Ohio, he lived for more than 30 years in Columbus where he and his wife, Susan, raised their family. He spent his later and happiest years in his adopted home town of Huron, Ohio. A graduate of Mansfield High School, Paul remained a lifelong Tygers’ fan. His amazing work ethic and natural mathematical gifts led him to a career as a surveyor, spending most of his career with Kokosing Construction Co.

Paul was a devoted and loyal husband, father, grandfather, friend, coworker and neighbor. He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Susan; children, John (Dana) Stark of Sunbury, OH, Tom (Tammy) Stark of Loganville, GA and Molly Stark of Westerville, OH; grandchildren, Tyler, Cole, Shadrach, Jada, and Magdalena; a brother, Jim (Sandra) Stark of Rome, GA; a sister, Mary (Jerry) Wharton, of FL; and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert & Jacquelyn (Hamlin) Stark.

Paul passed just before the Browns were prepared to turn the corner but had many well-earned blessings. Paul believed in paying it forward, and the goodwill he leaves behind will endure long after he’s gone.

Paul requested no funeral service, but a celebration of his life will be held at a later date to be determined.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Friendly House of Mansfield, 380 N. Mulberry St, Mansfield, 44902; Stein Hospice Services, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, 44870; or to Victory Kitchen 1613 Hayes Ave, Sandusky 44870.