Honor Mission
Petro Peter "Pat" Stark
US Army - Korean War Era
Multi-City - 06/23/2020
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 1, Region 2, Region 3
About the Mission:

The family of Petro Peter "Pat" Stark has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his funeral services.  Pat, 90, passed on June 19, 2020.

Born and raised in Syracuse, NY, Pat's parents were the owners of Stark's Bakery. Pat delivered bread for his father while attending Syracuse Vocational High School.

Pat and his brothers were high school sports legends in Syracuse. Pat was a standout high school football, basketball, and baseball player. He scored 78 points in a high school basketball game in 1949, the third highest single-game total in New York State history.

He later served his country in the United States Army at Fort Dix from 1954 to 1956.

A full obituary containing the details of Pat's many achievements and awards is available for viewing online on the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle website by clicking HERE

Primary Staging Date: 06/23/2020
Primary Staging Time: 9:30
AM or PM: am
Staging Location: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
962 East Ave.
Rochester, NY  13607
( 2 doors east of George Eastman House )
Map to church
Acting Lead Ride Captain: Dick Reber
Acting Lead Ride Captain email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Acting Lead Ride Captain Phone #: 585.506.5687
Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:

The Mandatory Rules for Covid-19 protection practices...these WILL be strictly enforced.

  • Stay a minimum of 6 feet apart from each other at all times.
  • No handshaking, fist-bumping, hugs, cheek kissing, or any other physical contact.
  • Follow all Covid-19 protection practices as described on the CDC website.
  • Click this URL to review: CDC - Prevent Getting Sick
  • If you are not feeling well in any way, please do not attend this Mission.
  • * ADDITIONAL MANDATORY REQUIREMENT: Wearing a protective face covering of some kind is required...homemade facemask, bandanna, etc. (Patriotic face coverings would be particularly appropriate) This will not only provide an extra layer of protection to ourselves and others but will send the message that the PGR takes this crisis seriously and is performing this Mission responsibly.
Special Information: PGR members will stand a flag line at the church prior to the 10:00 AM service.  After the church service and a dignified transfer, we will be escorting Mr. Stark and his loving family to White Haven Cemetery, 210 Marsh Rd., Pittsford, NY 14534 for a flag line during interment services.

Weather is calling for a high of 88 degrees, with a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.  Please be sure to dress appropriately and stay hydrated.
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission? no
Submitted by: Dick Reber
Email of Submitter: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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