Longtime Public Servant Larry Stork Passes Away at 83


Larry StorkNoblesville Board of Works and Public Safety Member Larry Stork passed away November 16 at age 83. Stork was re-appointed by four different mayors and served 35 years on the three-member board, which is responsible for approving appropriations and overseeing public safety. Stork also served on the Noblesville Common Council from 1980 to 1984.

“Larry’s service to the city as a member of the Board of Works has been invaluable. He leaves behind a legacy and knowledge that can’t be replaced,” Mayor John Ditslear said. “Noblesville is a better community because of Larry’s commitment to public service.”

Stork proudly served his country in the Army National Guard from 1958 to 1964. He moved to Noblesville in 1962, before Firestone Industrial Products sent him to Canada from 1966 to 1968. Stork and his family returned to the city in 1968 and have lived here ever since. He spent his entire 38-year career working at Firestone. Stork retired in 1992 after working in the laboratory, before becoming a chief chemist, technical director and manager. Since retirement, he has served as vice president, president and treasurer of the local Firestone Alumni Association.

“Larry was universally liked and admired and will be greatly missed,” said Ditslear. “He dedicated so many hours to helping others in this community. On behalf of all city employees, we send our condolences, thoughts, and prayers to his family.”

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sally Stork; daughters, Erica (Scott) Stemler and Cara (Aaron) Culp; and grandchildren, Jillian and Evan Stemler.

Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, November 21 at Randall & Roberts Funeral Home, 1150 Logan Street. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, November 22 at Crownland Cemetery, 1776 Monument Street with Mitchell Haynes officiating. Online condolences may be made at www.randallroberts.com.