Jerome Starr

09/27/1934 — 05/24/2023

From Richland, WA | Born in Sacramento, CA

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Jerome Starr

Jerome (Jerry) Paul Starr, 88, of Richland, Washington died on May 24, 2023 at Kadlec Hospital. He was born on September 27, 1934 in Sacramento, California to Richard Starr and Leona Aicher. At 11 years of age, he was sent to live at Boys Town in Nebraska where he spent the next six years. After graduation, he returned to California. He worked for the post office for a few years until he joined the Coast Guard. He served 4 years active duty and 4 years in the reserve. After leaving the Coast Guard, Jerome moved to Las Vegas, Nevada where he worked for EG&G at the Nevada Test Site for 10 years. He then worked several years for Westinghouse, who moved him to Pennsylvania. In 1975 Jerome was hired by the Washington Public Power Supply System in Richland, where he worked until he retired.

He enjoyed emailing friends and family, fixing things around the house, and reading his Kindle. He was a very kind and gentle man.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Gloria Starr of Richland; three sons, Richard Starr (Shawn) of Kennewick, Chris Starr of Richland, and Russell Edwards (Denee) of Las Vegas, Nevada; two daughters, Vicky Lorimor (Mark) and Sherry Jackson (Mike) both of Boise, Idaho; a granddaughter, Samantha Scott (Eric) of Kennewick; four grandsons, Cody Starr (Ravyn) of Richland, John Lorimor (Kellie) and Michael Jackson both of Boise, Idaho, and Justin Jackson (Kristin) of Meridian, Idaho; and six great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, and brother.

He will be cremated and placed at Sunset Gardens in Richland.

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  • I miss you dad. You were the best father a daughter could ever have.

    Vicky Lorimor
    June 14, 2023
    June 14, 2023Boise, Idaho
  • Jerry is a one in a million kinda guys. You will be greatly missed my friend. My heart goes out to Rich and Gloria.

    Peggy Adair
    June 13, 2023
    Pasco, Washington
  • What a true kind, intelligent, interesting, loving and amazing man Uncle Jerry was. He will be dearly missed by all. Fly high Uncle. RIP ♥️

    Teresa McKee
    June 5, 2023
    Boise, Idaho
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