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Harry F. Stark, Retired Faculty, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, died on March 20, 2009.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 27 at Crabiel Parkwest Funeral Chapel, 239 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick.

Harry F. Stark, died Friday, March 20, 2009, at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He was born and raised in Braddock, Pa. He received his BS degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1944, a Fulbright Award at the London School of Economics in 1951, and PhD Economics from Rutgers in 1958. After working in Washington, D.C. as an Economist & Requirements Analyst for the War Department in 1944, he began an extensive and varied career for 38 years at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, starting with the Institute of Management and Labor Relations. During his tenure at the University, he also assumed responsibility as Executive Director of the Bureau of Economic Research, Assistant Dean of the University Extension Division, Professor in the Graduate School of Education, Professor of Management in University College, and as a member of the Graduate Faculty in Industrial Relations & Human Resources. He also consulted at the University of California-Berkeley Institute of Industrial Relations during a 1972 sabbatical and taught at China's Jilin University in 1984. Dr. Stark was an active member of the American Arbitration Association since 1957, serving the N.J. Public Employment Relations Committee and the N.Y. Public Employment Relations Board. His public service assignments also included serving as Economic Advisor to the Division of Employment Security and the Governor's Cabinet Economic Committee. He also assisted the State Treasurer with the establishment of the monthly publication "N.J. Economic Indicators." Of personal interest to him was his establishment of the Caring Hearts Program at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, where he volunteered for 20 years.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Vera; his two children, Daniel J. Stark and Mary A. Botteon; and his four grandchildren, Lisa and David Stark, and Angelo and Ernie Botteon.

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