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Obituary: Ronald Starr

On Sunday, April 18, 2021, Ronald Starr of Prescott, Arizona, beloved husband, brother, father and grandfather, passed away at the age of 72 at Yavapai Regional Medical Center.

Ron was born June 18, 1948, in East Saint Louis, Illinois. Hailing from a vast family of military servicemen, he served in the Air Force in Vietnam from 1967 to 1971.

In his post military career, he worked as a field engineer at GTE, Air Liquide and eventually retiring from General Dynamics after over 20 years in Satellite Communications.

Ron was an avid reader, a target shooting enthusiast, devoted husband, father, and friend always willing to lend a hand, a powertool, or just a bit of his accumulated wisdom.

Ron was preceded in death by his father, Steve; mother, Mary, nee Certich; stepmother, Jackie, nee Gudac; first wife, Yen, nee Nguyen, and brother, Fred Leatherman.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon, nee Loskoski; his five children, Karen (Matthew) Starr Stainner of Woodland Hills, California, Michael (Crystal) Starr of Houston, Texas, Ronald Starr Jr. of Houston, Texas, Maryann (Jack) Gibbons of Frisco, Texas, and Anh (Michael) Starr of Kaneohe, Hawaii; brothers, Michael L. (Jane) Starr of Collinsville, Illinois, Michael T. (Mary) Leatherman of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and Patrick J. (Susan) Starr of Overland Park, Kansas; sisters, Lan, nee Nguyen, (Quang) Le of Arlington, Texas, Karen, nee Loskoski, (Lon) Wells of Troy, Illinois, and Judy, nee Trtan, Leatherman of Paducah, Kentucky; 12 grandchildren and multiple cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Lung Association, the Humane Society, or the National Rifle Association.

Information was provided by the family.

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