Obituaries

Stark Bartron

September 13, 1949 - October 29, 2021

Service Date: November 5, 2021

Funeral Home Harding Litwin Funeral Home

J Stark Bartron II, 72, of Tunkhannock passed away Friday evening, October 29, 2021 at Hospice of the Sacred Heart.

Born September 13, 1949 in Meshoppen to the late J Stark and Jennie Jenkins Bartron. He was a 1967 graduate of Tunkhannock Area High and School and 1969 graduate of Penn State Ag program.

After completing the program at Penn State, he came back to Tunkhannock to work at the family business, Bartron Supply Inc. He quickly settled into his role of salesman. In 1979, he and his wife, Jane, took ownership from his parents where they worked side-by-side until their retirement. He won many awards and accolades from John Deere and Bobcat during his tenure.

He proudly served as a Wyoming County Commissioner from 2003 – 2011.

When not working, Stark enjoyed league softball. During the peak of his playing, he built 2 softball fields and a concession stand behind Bartron Supply. Many Tuesday night games and weekend tournaments were played there. Later he donated the same land that would host the revival of the Wyoming County Fair before it moved to its current location in Meshoppen.

Stark was active in Kiwanis Club, acting as president in 1980 and later honored with the Hixon Award. He was also a member of Triton Hose Co, Pennsylvania Farm & Power and Tunkhannock United Methodist Church,

Most Saturdays in the fall, you would find him either at Beaver Stadium or watching his beloved Nittany Lions. When not watching Penn State football, you’d find him with his dogs, flying, or at his cabin.

Survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Jane Driesbach Bartron; three children: Bekah (Ron) Frisco, J Stark Bartron III, and Josh Bartron; five grandchildren: Josephine and Jake Frisco, Rylee and Chloe Bartron, and Hailey Bartron; sisters: Janice Gay and Judy Bartron Earnshaw; father-in-law Robert Driesbach.

Stark’s family would like to thank Hospice of the Sacred Heart for the kind and compassionate care.

A memorial service will be held at 11am Friday from the Harding-Litwin Funeral Home 123 W. Tioga St. Tunkhannock.  A viewing will be held Thursday from 4-7pm at the funeral home.  Interment will be private at the Sunnyside Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to: Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 100 William St Dunmore PA 18510.  For online condolences or directions please visit www.aplitwinfuneralhomes.com

 

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