Frank “Pearce” Stark, 73


Frank “Pearce” Stark, 73 of St. James, NC, passed away peacefully on Memorial Day, May 25, 2020 in the SECU Hospice House of Brunswick with his wife and daughter at his side.

Pearce was born July 21, 1946 in New Canaan, CT, son of the late Frank and Alice Stark. He was a veteran of the US Coast Guard. Any sport that he tried, he mastered. He enjoyed surfing, skiing, and loved golfing with his friends in Hopewell, NJ and St. James, NC. Pearce was manager and partner in Charley’s Brother, a popular restaurant in Hopewell, NJ. Later, he worked in the insurance industry with Prudential until his retirement. Pearce always enjoyed being with his wife, daughter, and his many friends, laughing and telling stories.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Kathleen Stark; a daughter, Amy Elizabeth Stark. He was preceded in death by his sister, Bonnie Stark.

Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, a celebration of his life will be held at a later date in St. James.

Online condolences may be made at

Peacock – Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport, North Carolina.