Syd Stark, 96, of Idyllwild, died of renal failure Thursday, April 26, 2007 in Idyllwild.

He was born March 26, 1911 in Pilot Mound, Iowa.

Mr. Stark was a locksmith, having run a locksmith business in Idyllwild for many years. He also had lived in Riverside, and his first job was as a drummer in a dance band.

No services are planned.

He is survived by his wife, Karma Stark of Idyllwild.