Dr. Tony D. StarrJune 15, 1965 ~ December 16, 2017 (age 52)
Dr. Tony D. Starr DO age 52 of Caldwell, Ohio passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017 at his home. He was born June 15, 1965 in Barnesville, OH a son of Herbert D. Starr of Quaker City, OH and the late Thelma Lee Miller Starr.
Tony started his educational journey at the Buckeye Trail High School where he was a 1983 graduate. While attending there, he was a standout basketball player for all 4 years contributing to the team that participated in the state tournament. Additionally, he holds the school record for All Time Assists in basketball. He went on to finish his Undergraduate Degree at Marietta College in 1987, where he also played and started as a freshman. He earned his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from the Ohio University Medical School.
He served his internship and externship at the Doctors Hospital in Massillon, OH, as well as his residency. He went on to join the Portage Family Practice in North Canton, where he worked for 17 years. He was one of the first physicians in Ohio to be certified in Geriatrics. He eventually moved back towards his home in August of 2007 opening his own family practice in Caldwell, where he was associated with Superior Med Inc. in Cambridge. He also served as medical director for Cambridge Health & Rehab and Greystone Health & Rehab Center both in Cambridge.
He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Caldwell #2952, enjoyed golfing, and all types of sports. He will also be remembered as a die-hard Pittsburgh & Indiana Hoosiers Fan. Tony cared greatly for his own family, he also cared for so many of his friends and neighbors as a local physician and friend.
In addition to his mother, he is preceded in death by his mother-in-law JoAnn Parks.
Those left to cherish his memory, in addition to his father are 2 sons Brandon Starr of New York, NY and Tyler Starr of Columbus, OH; a very special granddaughter Amellia Jo Laipply; a brother Kerry (Chris) Starr of Cambridge; 2 sisters Robin (Tim) Carpenter of Quaker City, OH and Lisha (Ed) Stocker of Cambridge; his children’s mother Cindi Parks Starr of Caldwell; father-in-law Jim Parks of Summerfield, OH. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and friends.
The family will receive friends for visitation Thursday, December 21, 2017 from 2:00 to 8:00 PM at the Chandler Funeral Home, 609 West Street, Caldwell, OH 43724.The funeral service will be held Friday, December 22, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the Chandler Funeral Home Chapel, with Kirby Moore officiating. Burial will follow in the Calais Cemetery.