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Neal Bradley Starr


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Neal Bradley Starr

Reno - Neal Bradley Starr, fourth generation Nevadan, second generation Silversmith, and proud owner of Wade's Silver Shop in Reno, passed peacefully in this home on May 23rd, 2018. He was a gentle, kind, honorable man of great artistic talent and history. He was a true native Nevadan and proud Army Veteran. Neal was a Life Member of the Masons of the Mountains in Virginia City. He was initiated in 1969 and raised to Master Mason in 1970. His most remarkable accomplishments are the love and passions he shared with his friends and family. Neal was born on October 7th, 1941 to Jack and Francis Starr.

Neal spoke softly, fascinating us all as he humbly preserved so much of the Truckee Meadows, Nevada, Native American culture, and the history of the wars and battles of our great Country. The amount of historical knowledge and respect that Neal shared with all of us will forever be remembered. As mentioned, his artistic trade accomplishments were incomparable to those in the industry. Neal will always be a noble, proud, inspirational figure among family and friends. The love he gave will never be lost as Neal lives within all our hearts. Thank you, Neal, for inspiring us all, old and young, to seek and appreciate the beauty in having a part or even knowledge of history. Our children are fortunate to have had exposure to not only a western artistry but for the culture and pride Neal instilled as a Nevadan and American. Neal is survived by Tammy Starr (daughter), Cousin Alvin and Susan Neilson, best friend Jim Henry and Leeanna Henry, and his Jones family to include: Danny and Nidia ("Squirt") Jones; Jesse, Erin, Colton, and Emery Jones; and Jeremiah and Loni Jones. Neal Starr is part of history and will forever remain with us.

The service will be held on June 27th, 2018 at The Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley at 10:00 a.m., a celebration of life will follow in the Bill Harrah's room at Harrah's of Reno at approximately 1:00 p.m.

You are family, a friend, and honorable veteran. We love you, Neal!

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Veterans Guest House are welcome.
Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on June 14, 2018
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