Henry A. ‘Hank’ Starr Jr.
Former Monticello Volunteer Firefighter, 80
Henry A. “Hank” Starr Jr. of Sebring, Fla., formerly of Monticello, died Friday, December 24, 2010 at home with his family at his side. He was 80.
The son of Carrie and Henry Starr Sr., he lived in Monticello until retiring to the Sebring area. Hank served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, being stationed in Germany. He had worked for the New York Telephone Company. He was a retired firefighter and a past Fire Inspector and Deputy Fire Chief for the Village of Monticello, a past Deputy Fire Coordinator for Sullivan County, District 4, and had been appointed Fire Warden for the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. He was well-known and respected throughout the firefighting communities in Sullivan, Orange and Ulster counties. He supported and promoted the Orange, Sullivan Burn Fund and Sullivan County Volunteer Firefighters Softball League. He was a volunteer firefighter with the Monticello Fire Dept. for over 25 years. Hank enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman, belonging to various hunting camps over the years. He was a past member of the Monticello Elks, and a member of the American Legion Post 69, Avon Park, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his wife of more than 50 years, Irmgard Starr. He is survived by his two sons, Henry (Michelle) Starr III of Monticello and Brent (Suzanne) Starr of Sebring, Fla.; a sister, Betty (William) Whipple of Avirel Park, NY; three grandchildren, Marshal, Ashley and Brent Jr.; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made in Hank’s name to Good Shepherd Hospice, Sebring, FL 33872-2164. Arrangements are with Fountain Funeral Home, Avon Park, Fla.