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Eight Bells... Joe Starck Sr.

Published on 11/27/2018

Joseph Starck, Sr.
Joseph P. "Joe Sr." Starck left us on November 21, 2018 after a long illness. Joe loved the Lightning Class and was an active part of Fleet 12 at the Buffalo Canoe Club from an early age. Over the past 30+ years he supported BCC Lightning sailing and always volunteered on Race Committee, usually setting marks. He was the patriarch of the Starck Family. 

Beloved husband of Carol (nee Whistler) Starck; loving father of Julie (Keith) Waldron, Joseph (Rebecca) Starck, David (Jody) Starck, Karen (Kinder) Woodcock, Christopher, James (Amy) and Thomas (Christine) Starck; devoted grandfather of Madeline, Joseph III, Elizabeth, Robert, Adam, Katherine, Sabrina, Jamie, Ian, Grace, Caitlyn, James Jr., Jack, Brady, Carly and the late Patrick. Dear son of the late Bernard F. and Madeline (nee Slack) Starck; dearest brother of Robert (Jane) Starck, Mary (Mike) Galus, Ann (Carmine) Romano.

Services were held November 26th at the St. John the Baptist RC Church, Tonawanda, NY. Our thoughts and prayers are with Carol and the entire Starck Family. Please share your condolences online at

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