Albert Starostanko

March 30, 1944February 10, 2021

Albert Starostanko. 76 of Clarksville (Pitt Gas), died Wednesday, February 10, 2021. He was born March 30, 1944 in Brownsville, a son of the late Dimitri and Mary Bednar Starostanko. Albert worked as a coal miner at Clyde Mine in Fredericktown. He was a member of the Church of Christ, Uniontown and the United Mine Workers of America. On January 30, 1964 he married, Norma Lewis Starostanko, who died January 25, 2015. Surviving are three children, Albert (Eda) Starostanko of the state of Washington, Mark Starostanko of Clarksville, and Timothy (Cielo) Starostanko of the state of Alabama; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and a sister Cindy Starostanko of Ohio. Deceased are 16 siblings. Private arrangements have been entrusted to the Behm Funeral Home, 1477 Jefferson Rd., Jefferson, PA 15344, Gregory P. Rohanna, supervisor. Interment will be held in Taylor Cemetery, Brownsville. Condolences may be expressed online at


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Rita Rakowsky

February 17, 2021

I was so saddened to learn of Al's passing. He and Norma were next door neighbors to my mom and dad and were wonderful to them. Any time they needed some repair or help with something the Starostankos were always there. My sincere condolences to the three sons and their families.

Lori Devecka

February 16, 2021

I will miss mr starstanko coming into riverside ordering his fish no bun and chips and ff. I've known him many years. My sympathy goes out to his family

Lee White

February 15, 2021

Albert set a good example as a father, One look at his children makes that apparent. I know Albert will be sadly missed by his family and loved ones.

Deepest Sympathy,
Lee White

Mark Pochron

February 14, 2021

I'm so sorry to hear of your father's passing. I will greatly miss and always remember the conversations Albert and I have had over the years, including our most recent at my new "career" lol. I've always been extremely appreciative of his truthfulness, honesty, and guidance, as he's been a role model and has helped in making me become a better person. In my thoughts and prayers, until we meet again someday.
-Mark Pochron and family

Jennifer (Shaneyfelt) Bradmon

February 13, 2021

Albert, Tim, Mark and family,

I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your father. My prayers are with you all. Lots of love to you and all of the family.