Lawrence Starkey

STARKEY, Lawrence “Larry,” 72, of Bellaire, Ohio, died Wednesday, January 23, 2008, in the Belmont Community Hospital.

He was born April 14, 1935 in Martins Ferry, Ohio, a son of the late Lawrence Sr. and Emma Suto Starkey.

Larry was retired from EORWA, Bellaire; recently worked at Wal-Mart; had been owner operator of Starkey’s. Catering and was a Methodist by faith.

In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by a brother, Melvin “Bud” Starkey.

Surviving are his wife, Barbara Kazmirski Starkey; two children, Tim Starkey of Bellaire, Tiffany Sommer and her husband, Todd, of Houston, Texas; a sister, Carol Thoburn of Wheeling and three grandchildren, Julia Starkey, Ty and Tanna Sommer; and his cat Skitters.

Larry is also survived by Larry and Brenda Starkey.

Friends will be received on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Bauknecht Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 441-37th St., Bellaire, where services will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. with Pastor Donald Cordery officiating.

Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Bellaire.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Spirit of 76 Fire Department.

Online condolences may be extended to the family at www.altmeyer.com.

Lawrence Starkey

STARKEY, Lawrence “Larry,” 72, of Bellaire, Ohio, died Wednesday, January 23, 2008, in the Belmont Community Hospital.

Arrangements are pending at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 441-37th Street, Bellaire.