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January 4, 2011

Henry A. ‘Hank’ Starr Jr.
Firefighter, 80

Henry A. “Hank” Starr, Jr., 80, of Sebring, Fla. and formerly Monticello, NY, died on Friday, December 24, 2010 at home with his family at his side.
The son of Henry and Carrie Starr, Sr., he lived his life 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 with the Village of Monticello and very actively involved with many of the firematic organizations throughout his career. He was a past Fire Inspector and Deputy Fire Chief for the Village of Monticello, past Deputy Fire Coordinator for Sullivan County, District 4, and he had been appointed Fire Warden for the Department of Environmental Conservation, State of New York. 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 Volunteer Firefighters Softball League in Sullivan County. He was also a Volunteer Firefighter with the Monticello Fire Department 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, FL.
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, Monticello, NY, and Brent (Suzanne) Starr, Sebring, FL; sister, Betty (William) Whipple, Avirel Park, NY; three grandchildren, Marshal, Ashley and Brent Jr.; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made in Hank’s name to Good Shepherd Hospice, Sebring, FL 33872-2164. Arrangements are with Fountain Funeral Home, Avon Park, Fla.

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