Allen L. Stary, 85, Green Bay, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at a local assisted living facility. Born on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 1936, he is the son of the late George and Muriel (Schoch) Stary. Allen attended SS Peter and Paul grade school and graduated from East High School, Class of 1954. He went on to complete two years at the University of Wisconsin Extension, Green Bay. Allen married the former Marilyn Thomas on June 21, 1958, at St. Matthew's Catholic Church and she preceded him in death on May 17, 2013. Allen had been employed with Wisconsin Optical Service, Inc, Green Bay for 42 and a half years; beginning employment on November 19, 1956 and retiring as an optician/inspector on July 16, 1999. On October 4th of that same year, he became a part-time valet at Bellin Hospital, retiring on July 5, 2011.
The St. Vincent de Paul Society was an important part of Allen's life. He joined the Society as a charter member of the Annunciation Parish Conference. He served on the District Council and on the Diocesan Council Extension to assist in the establishment of the Society in Green Bay and throughout the diocese. Throughout the years, Allen was appointed to and held many offices both within the local conferences and on the national stage including District President, Chairman of the National meeting, and chairing the 150th Anniversary Committee in San Antonio, TX. He also served on the very first board of directors for Paul's Pantry and was involved with their activities for many years.
Allen was active within his local faith community in other ways as well. During his many years as a member of Saints Peter and Paul Parish he served mass, served on the church council and the Perpetual Adoration Committee, ushered and coached basketball. After joining St. Matthew's Parish, Allen served as a Eucharistic Minister, was active in the Men's Club, and was on the work crew that opened and closed Holy Name Retreat House on Chambers Island.
He will be remembered as a proud supporter of any and all activities in which his grandchildren were involved.
Within the greater community, he served on East High School reunion committees for the Class of '54, coached some very successful teams within the Allouez Youth Baseball program and enjoyed his time with the "Northeastern Wisconsin 'O' Gaugers Association".
Allen is survived by five children, Randy (Carrie) Stary, Beth (Rob) Krause, Debbie Stary, Gail (Wayne) Bergman and David (Karan) Stary; 12 grandchildren, one great-grandson and an additional great-grandchild on the way; two brothers, Michael (Joanne) Stary and William (Marge) Stary; sisters-in-law, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife of nearly 55 years, Marilyn; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Visitation at St. Matthew's Catholic Church, 130 St. Matthew Street, Green Bay, Monday, June 13, 2022, from 2:00 pm until the time of the funeral. Funeral mass, 4:00 PM Monday at the church with Rev. Robert Kabat officiating. Entombment will be in Allouez Catholic Mausoleum.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials to either St. Vincent de Paul Society or Paul's Pantry in Allen's name are encouraged.
Malcore (East) Funeral Home is serving the family.