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James F. Starkey

  • On February 17, 2023

James (Jim) F. Starkey, 91 of Millsboro, PA passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family, on Wednesday, February 15, 2023. Beloved husband of 70 years to Alverda (Giles) Starkey. Jim was born on May 17, 1931 in Pike Run, PA and is the son of the late Earl and Helen Starkey. Loving father of James F. Starkey, Jr. (Tina Starkey), Kathy Starkey, Timothy Starkey (Lena Starkey), Michael Starkey, the late Donna Wilson (Robert), and the late Thomas Starkey. Brother of Robert Starkey, Helen Marie Sanders, Patricia Conti and the late Richard and William Starkey. He also leaves behind 14 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

Jim graduated from California Area High School and was a member of the Trojan’s 1949 undefeated football team. A special memory for him was on October 27, 2017, when all the players were honored before the California Area High School football game with many of his family present to  support him.

Jim served in the Army during the Korean War at Fort Richardson, in Alaska. He loved spending time with his family and riding his bicycle all over Millsboro and on the various bike trials in the area. He also loved decorating his house for Christmas and placing numerous flags in his yard for the patriotic holidays.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at 1:00 pm at Friendship Community Church, 1090 Weirich Avenue, Washington, PA 15301.

Arrangements were entrusted to Pittsburgh Cremation & Funeral Care, Robinson Township, PA. Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at www.PittsburghCremation.com. Memorial contributions may be made to East Beth Volunteer Fire Department.

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Judy Hagyari
Judy Hagyari and family
Alberta and family You have my deepest sympathy on the loss of your loved one. Jim will always be remembered for his kindness and his bike rides thru Millsboro. Such a loss to the community. He will be missed. My sympathy goes out to the whole family. God bless all. May he rest in peace.
Michelle Kite
We are very sorry for your loss. May happy memories bring you comfort during this difficult time.
Tenny Maley and Family
Mike and Alverda and all of Jim's family: Our deepest condolences go out to you. I remember him and Alverda very well from church in Fredericktown, and from Tricia joining your family too. My heart goes out to all of you. He was a very decent, caring, religious man. Blessings to all of you.