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Bart J. Stack Jr., retired state trooper, veteran

Sept. 4, 1930 – Aug. 4, 2014

Bart J. Stack Jr. of Orchard Park, a retired New York State trooper, died Monday in Mercy Hospital after a brief illness. He was 83.

Born in Waterbury, Conn., he graduated from Holy Spirit High School in 1947 and attended the University of Buffalo.

He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was stationed at Naval Air Station Atlantic City.

After his military service, he was a police officer for the Town of Tonawanda from 1959 to 1962. He became a zone sergeant for New York State Police Troop A in 1962. He retired in 1980.

Mr. Stack was selected as a Buffalo ambassador for the Buffalo Convention and Visitors Bureau and was a member of the Association of Former New York Troopers.

Past president of the Buffalo Ancient Order of Hibernians, he was instrumental in the 1986 national convention being held in Buffalo while serving as its president.

His wife of 62 years, Marlana J. Mix Stack, died in 2012.

Survivors include a son, Bart J. III; three daughters, Kate Blanar, Marlana J. Dembik and Colleen M. Lynch; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Friday in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 520 Oakwood Ave., East Aurora.

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