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Thomas J. Starr

Thomas J. StarrThomas J. Starr, age 68, beloved husband, father, brother, and grandfather died Friday evening May 17, 2013, at University Hospital, Cincinnati, due to complications from cancer and pneumonia. 

Born March 2, 1945, Tom graduated from Carrollton High School, enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the West Wing of the White House during the Kennedy Administration. Upon his discharge, he attended Ohio University and earned a degree in Business Administration.  His first job out of college was with Kelsey Hayes Corporation. Tom worked in multiple roles for the Xerox Corporation for over 30 years. Upon retirement he returned to his alma mater to teach sales in the College of Business. Tom was instrumental in the creation and development of the Ralph and Luci Schey Sales Centre at Ohio University (OU). Tom was honored with a distinguished alumni award and university presidential award from OU. The two time liver transplant recipient spent much of his free time giving back through his non-profit organization Miracles for Life honoring and raising awareness for organ donation.  He also helped develop a more efficient system for organ procurement.

His wife Anne, son Jamie, brother Larry (Linda), sisters Royal Lee and Sharon Evans, and his grandson Riley survive him. There will be a celebration service Saturday, May 25, 2013 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Montgomery Inn Boathouse, 925 Riverside Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to www.miraclesforlife.org