George Starkey, 76, vet, educator, tenor soloist

By on October 20, 2011

George Paul Starkey, 76, of Denver, formerly of Lansdale, passed away surrounded by his family Monday, Oct. 10, 2011.

Born in Mahanoy City, he was the son of the late Walter and Helen (Rajkowski) Starkey. He was the loving husband of Carol Rae (Eichman) Starkey for 54 years.

George graduated from Mahanoy City High School in 1953. He served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957 and went on to get his BA at Millersville University and an MBA at Temple. Serving 33 years in the Pennsylvania educational system, George held positions as a teacher, principal and administrator. He retired in 1994 as business manager for North Penn School District and then headed a school district consortium for eight years. He was a featured tenor soloist in various churches, community theater, operas and choral societies. His interests included golf and football.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son: Todd, husband of Kim Starkey, of Doylestown; and daughter: Lynne, wife of Dan Nicholas, of Concord, N.C.; six grandchildren; brothers: Walter, Joseph and Ronald; and sister: Helene.

He was preceded in death by his daughter: Lydia Wiker.

Services were held at Christ Lutheran Church, Kulpsville, on Oct. 14.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or American Cancer Society.

Arrangements were made by Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home, Lansdale.

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