Richard “Dick” Starr

Born: 10/09/1934 Passed:

Richard “Dick” Starr, age 85, passed away peacefully on July 17th, 2020.  He was born on October 9th, 1934 the son of the late LeRoy and Marie (Wackerly) Starr.

Dick was born in Canton and spent his entire life in Louisville, Ohio. He retired from Republic Steel after 40+ years. He enjoyed spending his time at his cabin and hunting and fishing with his friends and family.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his stepfather, Edward Bowen; brother, James Starr; nephews, Ralph Villella and Jim Starr; and son-in-law, Doug Davis.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Irene (Thewes) Starr;  four children, Debra Davis, Cindy (Steve) Elson, Christopher (Debbie) Starr and Edward (Annette) Starr; four grandchildren, Allen, Lisa, Sarah and Nicole; nine great grandchildren; brother, Terry Bowen; and sister, Linda Hoffman .

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday, July 22nd at 11:00 am in St. Louis Catholic Church in Louisville with Fr. Robert Miller officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.  In keeping with the Covid-19 guidelines established by the governor, no public visitation will be held and those attending the mass are asked to wear a facial covering and honor the recommended distancing requirements.  Memorial contributions may be made to St Louis Church or the NRA.  Condolences and special memories can be shared with the family online at


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12 Tributes to Richard “Dick” Starr

  1. Peggy Eash says:

    With my deepest sympathy, keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    • Joy Knight says:

      Dick was such a good hearted person. We knew him from being our neighbor down at the cabin. He will definitely be missed. Really sorry to hear about him and prayers to his family.

    • Cindy (Starr) Cramer says:

      Im sorry to hear of Dicks passing. Prayers for your family. I still remember visiting you both many years ago. God Bless..

  2. Joy Knight says:

    My family and I really liked him! He was kind hearted and would let anyone hunt on his land. We knew him from being his neighbor down at the cabins.. He will be missed. Very sorry to hear that he’s gone. Prayers to the family during this time.

  3. Joy Knight says:

    Dick was a good man. He was our neighbor at the cabin. He was a good hearted man. He will definitely be missed. Prayers to the family during this time. Hugs

    • Jack Marteney says:

      I enjoyed taking a little trip with Willard to Dick’s cabin with a load of material for his driveway. He was a good hearted & kind man. Prayers to his family. RIP Dick.

  4. Larry Tarbet says:

    Dick was a special man and a special friend to my Dad (Rod Tarbet) and my uncle (Ray Tarbet). and I would like to think a special friend of mine. I remember the three of them sitting in the cabin in Canada telling stories, some true some maybe not. I would like to think they are back together again telling new stories and catching up since the last time they were all together. I will miss Dick, and I am praying for Irene and the family.

  5. Chuck and Schree Powell says:

    Irene and kids, we were sorry to hear of Dicks passing. I know there are four good friends and fishermen up there telling some great stories.Dick, dad,uncle Jim, and uncle Ray.

  6. Frank Spotleson says:

    I always knew Dick was a good man because 40 years ago my dad told me he was a good man. I have know him for all those years at our little community at the lake. When something needed done Dick was always there and he was one of the hardest workers I ever knew. He was the guy that you asked every question and his mentorship will be greatly missed. He was one of those people you were always happy to see and one of the people you never wanted to disappoint. His passing has sadden me and my sons, who very early in life thought Santa Claus lived in the cabin up the road. We pray for his wife Irene and family and will remember him often.

  7. Dick & Jean Deitrick says:

    We are sorry to hear of Dick’s passing.Your family is in our prayers

    • Jodi Woodside says:

      Irene, we are so sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. Sending prayers for you and your family. Jodi (Tarbet) Jeff and Sydney Woodside

  8. Tom, Charlotte, Bernie Jr., John, and Sandy Heffelbower Family says:

    We knew of Dick and Irene as they were my brother Tom’s god-parents.
    Though it has been many years since Harrisburg, Ohio, we were neighbors of the Thewes family. Our parents Bernie and Evelyn Heffelbower and us kids visited Irene’s parents and eventually met Dick .. All of our prayers and thoughts are with Irene and the Thewes and Starr families and your children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and extended family. Our deepest sympathy at this difficult time….

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