Dr. David D. Starr

December 30, 1941September 27, 2020

Dr. David D. Starr, age 78, passed away Sunday, September 27, 2020, at his home.

He was born December 30, 1941, in Austintown, Ohio, to parents Donald and Helen (Cook) Starr. David was an orthodontist who was passionate about helping children and giving them a beautiful smile. He also served his country as a dentist in the US Air Force.

David was also passionate about his music and enjoying life. He loved driving his Corvette and entertaining friends. David loved the sunshine and spending time at his condo on Catawba Island. He also loved bargain shopping, collecting nautical antiques, and Popeye memorabilia.

David is survived by his children: Karie (Dave) Rittenour, Heather Vizmeg, and Ryan (Arlene Behanna) Starr, as well as his grandchildren, whom he cherished, Nikolas, Alicia, Alek, Brianna, Maya, Nevaeh, and Landen.

David was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Ray Starr.

His wishes for cremation are being honored.

Please come enjoy an evening of music and laughter to celebrate David Starr's life with the only way he would want to celebrate, a clambake.

October 24, 2020 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM 320 Woodbend Trail Ravenna, OH 44266

The family is asking that you RSVP to the following email by October 15, 2020. Include in your RSVP number attending and if you would like a clambake.

Alternative food will be provided if you don't wish to have a clambake. This will be held outdoors in a social distance environment. Condolences and memories may be shared at


  • Celebration of Life & Clambake

    Saturday, October 24, 2020


Dr. David D. Starr

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James H . Currier DDS; MS orthodontist

October 26, 2020

What a shock to just learn of Dave’s sudden passing from fellow orthodontist Willson Baker !! Every time we talked I advised Dave to slow down and enjoy his Lake condo more!! Now may he Rest In Peace !! A dear friend and meeting companion that I shall surely miss ! Also the great Super Bowl parties !! Enough said cause I am still shocked to learn just now of his Passing !! Seems like yesterday I was having lunch at Lakeway restuarant in Ashtabula when he got a call about his brother’s sudden death ; so I covered his patients while he hurried back to Youngstown !! Deepest sympathy to his family whom Dave loved so very much!! Jim Currier

Patricia Finneran

October 15, 2020

I’m really going to miss you my friend, we watched many sunsets together and he loved to make a lot of snack trays, I’m going to miss all your texts our conversations together and your fancy’s car videos, I love you David , May you RIP, til we meet again, love Patricia ❤️❤️❤️

Carole Curcio

October 4, 2020

May you Rest In Peace dear classmate. It was a great journey. You will be greatly missed by your fellow classmates.
Carole Pallante Curcio

Dawn Bowen

October 2, 2020

David you were the most caring and charming man I have ever met.
You made me laugh all the time and enjoyed the crazy suppers I made for us. I loved our trips to Lake Erie and enjoying the views of the sunsets. I wish we had had a longer time together, but God had other plans for you. You will always be my shining starr. Love and miss you

Cindy Neel

October 1, 2020

Karie and family,

Bruce and I are so very sorry for your loss! We will be keeping you in our thoughts & prayers.

Love to you all!

Cindy & Bruce

Rebecca Stooksbury

September 29, 2020

I just can’t believe that I won’t get to hear you call me “Turkey” again Dave. I already miss you so much. You were always such a sweet man who cared so much for others. I send your family my deepest condolences and will keep them in my thoughts and prayers, while wishing them peace and comfort. Rest In Peace you “Turkey “ Love ya ~Becky

Pamela A Russell

September 29, 2020

Dave you truly were a shining Starr [with 2 r's :)] in every sense of the word. Your kindness, laughter, witty comments, friendship and easy going spirit will be missed. So many many smiles. My deepest condolences to your entire family...especially your children and grandchildren you loved so much. Cheers to the next sunset! I will miss you and treasure our times together. Love and Hugs


September 29, 2020

We had some wonderful times, and our ups and our downs.
Am grateful that we made peace and were friends. Was looking forward to our getting together ... You were a good man, a good Father, and a great shopper! I love you, and will see you when I cross the bridge.

Stuart Duchon

September 28, 2020

I have known David for so many years. We shared many "orthodontic" and family memories. I was fortunate enough to have visited him a few months ago in Port Clinton which was such a nice home that I know he loved. My sincere condolences to his family, friends and so many patients over the years who will miss him so very much....Stuart Duchon


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