Larry Starr died Saturday night October 13, 2012, at the San Diego Hospice. He had undergone treatment at Scripps for cancer since his diagnosis two years ago. Larry was born to Forrest Fred Starr and Rose Inez (Lewis) Starr June 16, 1945, in Columbus, Ohio. He graduated from Cupertino High School in June 1963. He served in the U.S. Marines 1965-1967. He retired from UCSD on June 30, 2005, after 30 years employment.
Larry lived in La Jolla, CA, for 30 years where he had many close friends and associates and was well known in the community of La Jolla. During his lifetime, Larry was known to enjoy a good time with friends dispensing wit and knowledge from the many books and films he enjoyed reading and watching. Even during his time of illness, many in the community came together to help him get transported from treatment centers and to help with moral support. Their work and efforts are greatly appreciated by his family.
Larry is survived by his sister, Sharlan Starr. His parents predeceased him. His marriage to Charlene Chuck Walrad ended in divorce.
He donated two corneas to the Eye Bank and his trumpet to the music school at UCSD. He leaves many happy memories to his friends in La Jolla, a place he loved to call his home.
A memorial will be held at The Spot on October 24, 2012, 2 pm–6 pm and a burial of his ashes will take place at a later date at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, CA.
Published in La Jolla Light on October 25, 2012