Kenneth Edward Starr 56 of Oakdale passed away on July 4, 2020 at his home. He is survived by his parents Charles and Viola Starr of Starke, Florida and a sister Ruth Nash and her Children. He was predeceased by his two brothers David and Ronald Starr. Ken graduated Montville High School in 1982, and enlisted in the Army. He served our military from 1982-1986 as an Automotive and Truck Repairman in D Company, 75th Support Battalion, 194th Armored Brigade and received an honorable discharge as E-4 Private 1 Class Specialist 4. After his tour in the Army Ken worked as machinist, then as a mechanic at D.H. Marvin & Son in Colchester for over 30 years. He spent his career there repairing outdoor power equipment. He took great pride in achieving his Master Mechanic Certification from John Deere University. With his extensive knowledge he mentored many young mechanics over the years giving them their start. Ken loved all things mechanical. From working on the pit crew of Marvin Racing Team, snowmobiling with friends in Maine, riding his Harley Davidson or boating on the lake. If it had a motor, Ken was all in.
He will be sadly missed by all his John Deere family, the Marvin Racing Team, his neighbors Corey & Tina Nissen and all those whose lives he touched. Calling hours will be at Aurora McCarthy Funeral Home in Colchester on July 11th 2020 from 5:00-7:00 PM with full Military Honors rendered.
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