Joseph L. Starr
Joseph L. Starr, 100, of West Hartford, formerly of Bridgeport, Connecticut, and Del Ray Beach, Florida, died on June 10, 2019, just a few days shy of his 101th birthday. Joe graduated from Brooklyn College and the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He served in the Army Air Corps in World War II, and then was a podiatrist in Bridgeport, where he practiced almost 40 years. He was a past president of the Connecticut Podiatric Medical Association. Joe was active at Rodeph Sholom in Bridgeport where he was on the Board and later was a minyanaire in Temple Anshei Shalom in Delray Beach. He was an avid golfer, playing past his 99th birthday. The son of Harry Starr and Gussie Derman, Joe is survived by his wife of 70 years, Selma Brown Starr and his two sons Gary S. Starr (Leigh Newman) and Martin G. Starr (Sandra). He is also survived by his grandchildren, Joshua Starr, Jessica Starr Praskin (Alexi Praskin) and Alexander Starr and by his great-grandson, Noah Praskin.

The funeral will take place at Weinstein’s Mortuary, 640 Farmington Ave, Hartford at 2:30 pm on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 with burial at the Beth El Temple cemetery in Avon. Shiva will be observed at his son’s home Wednesday after the funeral with service at 7:30 pm Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

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