Shirley Stark
May 4, 2015

Visitation Information

May 8 2015 - 10:00 am
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Funeral Information

May 8 2015 - 11:00 am
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232

STARK, SHIRLEY: Of Schenley Park, on Monday, May 4, 2015; Beloved wife of Sidney Stark, Jr. Devoted mother of Seth (Sharon) and  Sidney Stark, III. Grandmother of Christine Stark (Spyke Alexander). Great-grandmother of Jacqueline Stark. Loving aunt to many nieces and nephews. She graduated at the age of 17 from the University of Chicago, and obtained her Master's Degree from Pitt two years later. She was an art historian, teacher, travel bookstore owner, and had a lifelong passion for the arts. Mrs. Stark chaired the Art Department at Chatham College, and taught Architectural History at Carnegie-Mellon University. Her sharp mind, glorious wit, and sparkling personality endeared her to her family, friends, and students. An inveterate traveler, she had been to five continents and seen the world's greatest works of art whose beauty and splendor were such a big part of her life. She was an avid reader, opera buff, and Shakespearophile. Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Friday at 11 AM. Visitation one hour prior to services, (10 - 11 AM). Interment Private. Contributions may be made in Shirley's name to the Pitt Fine Arts Department Scholarship Fund, 128 N. Craig Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 or a charity of donor's choice. www.schugar.com

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Sidney, our sincerest condolences on your bereavement. Michelle is now away from Pittsburgh 3 out of 4 weeks, so we did not know until she returned and saw the notice in the paper. I'm sorry we never got to know her better, but when we came to play she always graciously retired. Take care of yourself and be strong.

By Dr. & Mrs. Robert Kirshen - May 30, 2015