Jeffrey Stark, Class of 1989

Anyone who knew Jeff Stark will always remember  his smile and his laugh.  Always happiest when with family and friends, you could sense Jeff's smile from a room away.

Jeffrey Joseph Stark grew up in Great Kills, attending St. Clare's Elementary School.  He graduated from Monsignor Farrell High School in 1989, where he developed lifelong friendships. They didn't know it while hanging around the hallways of Farrell, but the group of high school buddies would soon be spending summers together at the Jersey shore, playing guitars and living life to the fullest.

After graduating from St. John's University, Jeff spent a few years in the business sector waiting for his call to follow his two older brothers into the fire department. That call came in February of 1999 when he received his assignment to join Engine Company 230 in Brooklyn.

It was obvious to those around  him that he had made the right choice in careers.  Jeff's time with the fire department was some of his most fulfilling years both professionally and personally.

On September 11, 2001, Firefighter Jeffrey Stark responded to a report that a plane crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Jeff and his unit from Engine 230 assisted in the rescue and evacuation of numerous civilians from the site. Firefighter Stark and four members of his unit died when the towers collapsed.

Jeffrey Stark was a beloved son and brother who was cherished by his family, his girlfriend and his many friends and colleagues.  He was very much an outdoorsman who enjoyed biking, fishing, hunting and camping. Playing the guitar was also a passion of his since he was a young child.

Jeff will always be remembered for his loving kindness, deep caring, and as a brave man who gave his life for others.



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