Mr. Raymond Starks, age 82, formerly of Great Valley, New York died early Sunday morning, July 18, 2010 at the Absolut of Salamanca following a long illness.
Born on July 20, 1927 in Ashford, New York he was the son of the late John and Hattie Stuck Starks. He was married on March 31, 1950 in Ellicottville, New York to the former Eleanor Lounsbury who predeceased him on May 30, 2002.
Mr. Starks was employed at Winsmith in Springville, New York as a Tool & Dye Maker retiring in 1991 after 41 years.
He was a member of the Ellicottville Sportsman’s Club, the Machinist’s Union, and Great Valley Senior Citizens.
Surviving are: 2 sons, Mr. Charles (Tina) Starks, Springville, New York, Mr. Paul (the late Dorothy) Starks, Great Valley, New York; 4 step grandchildren, 9 step great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a son, Dale Starks a sister, Doris Starks, and a brother, Robert Starks.
There will be no visitation.
A graveside funeral service was held on Tuesday afternoon at 1 P.M. in Sunset Hill Cemetery, Ellicottville, New York with Rev. Richard Keel officiating..
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, New York.
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