Plastic Components announced the death of its longtime president, Tom Stark, on March 6.

Stark became president of the company in 1977.

He was born in south Florida in 1953. He attended the University of Florida, where he met his wife, Betty (Elizabeth) and earned his degree in accounting.

In a public release, Plastic Components said: “It’s sad to announce the passing of our longtime President, Mr. Thomas S. Stark. Taken from us way too soon. It was a honor and pleasure to have worked for you, Tom. Many blessings to the entire Stark family.”

Stark is survived by his wife, Betty, two daughters: Meredith (Camille) Oostwegel and Allison (Aaren) Riley, and three grandsons: Spencer and Winston Oostwegel and Sawyer Stark-Riley, as well as his brother Gene (Jean) Stark and sister Patricia Stark.