In Memory

Mr. Samuel E. Starr (Counselor)

From the Daily Republic

Samuel E. Starr

Sept. 16, 1938 — March 24, 2009

Samuel E. Starr, former high school guidance counselor for the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District, passed away March 24, 2009, in Peoria, Ariz.
Mr. Starr was born Sept. 16, 1938, in the Bronx, N.Y., to parents Sylvia and Murray Starr. He moved to Arizona with his parents in 1946 and graduated from Tucson High School in 1956. He joined the U.S. Army under the Reserve Federal Act Program and was honorably discharged in December 1963.
Mr. Starr went on to graduate from Eastern Arizona College in 1961, Arizona State University in 1963 and earned his Master of Education Degree from the University of Arizona in 1971.
After 32 years in the Fairfield-Suisun district, working at both Fairfield and Armijo high schools, Mr. Starr retired in March 2002 and moved to Peoria, Ariz. For the next four years, he worked as a high school substitute teacher for the Glendale Unified School District in Glendale, Ariz.
As evidenced by his long career in education, Mr. Starr loved working with young people. He was devoted to his family and friends. He also was a great fan of the Oakland A’s, San Francisco Giants, Arizona Diamondbacks, Golden State Warriors and Phoenix Suns. However, his real passion in life was automobiles. He was an avid race car fan and, until this year, attended Formula 1 races in Laguna Seca Raceway with friends.
Mr. Starr is survived by Jane, his wife of 49 years, son Phillip, daughter-in-law Kelli, grandson Corbin and sister Arlene. Both parents preceded him in death. A celebration of Mr. Starr’s life was held March 30 at the family home in Peoria, Ariz. The family requests donations be made to your local kidney foundations.