Starks, William Jr. STILLWATER William G. Starks Jr., 64, of Hudson Ave., died Sunday, July 13 at Albany Medical Center, following a brief illness. Born in Troy on June 17, 1950, he was the son of the late William and Ruth Osborne Starks Jr. A Stillwater High School graduate, Bill worked for the D&H Railroad in Mechanicville, BASF Chemicals in Rensselaer, and more recently as a security guard for Securitas in Albany. Bill enjoyed puttering around the house doing yard work, was an avid boater, and took great pride in keeping his cars clean. He was a wonderful grandfather who cherished the times he was able to spend with the kids. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Diane M. Coons, whom he married July 7, 1973,; sons, Jeff and Brandon (Chrissy) of Mechanicville, Todd (Holly) of Chesapeake, Va. and Josh (Rachel) Starks of Mechanicville; 12 grand and two great-grandchildren. Bill was predeceased by his brother, Raymond Starks. Calling hours will be held Wednesday, July 23 at the DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, 39 South Main St., Mechanicville, NY 12118 from 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Stillwater Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 584, Stillwater, NY 12170 in memory of William "Bill" Starks. Please visit devito-salvadorefh.com to leave condolences and for directions.
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Published in Albany Times Union from July 16 to July 21, 2014