Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Passing of Strathmere Friend Debbe Starr; Memorial Mass This Saturday

To All Strathmere and Whale Beach Homeowners and Visitors,
We are saddened to note the passing of Debbe Starr on Monday, October 27, 2014.

From today’s Press of Atlantic City:
STARR, DEBORAH L. (nee Andera) - 62 of Marmora, NJ passed away on Monday, October 27, 2014 at Shore Medical Center in Somers Point, NJ.
Deborah was born in Bridgeport, CT and worked as an ITT Coordinator for ten years retiring in 1984.
She was a member of the Strathmere Fishing and Environmental Club where she served as a board member for many years.
Surviving are her husband, Thomas Starr, her mother Virginia Andera, and many aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father Frank Andera.
A Memorial Mass will be offered Saturday morning at nine o'clock from The Church of the Resurrection of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, 200 West Tuckahoe Road, Marmora, NJ.
Burial is private.
Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to Love of Linda Cancer Fund, PO Box 1053, Wildwood, NJ 08260.
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Debbe was extremely active in the Strathmere Fishing and Environmental Club.
President of the SFEC Rob Coffey released the following statement:
It is with a heavy heart that I inform our membership of the recent passing of Debbe Starr on 10/27/2014 at Shore Memorial Hospital.  Debbe was battling pneumonia over the last week and she was with Tom, family and friends at her passing.
Debbe was a longtime board member of the Strathmere Fishing and Environmental Club who greatly devoted her time and effort to keep us all up to date on dues, planned Winter and Summer socials, organized the Jane Shetler Memorial tournament, served as weighmaster for countless tournaments, helped with Nightmare raffles and judging events and was our current Personnel Officer on the SFEC board.
Debbe was a friend, colleague and longtime club member who was greatly responsible for the strong membership of the SFEC.  I always counted on Debbe to attend meetings and laugh and joke around and give a big hug and a kiss when we attended board meetings. She also called us out when we exaggerated fish stories or joked with one another and really didn’t take any grief from anybody.  She was a true grit when it came down to business and was a trustworthy board member who always had solid input and direction for the club business. Debbe was a wonderful lady who just made you smile and laugh so we all could have a good time!
We will all miss Debbe greatly and her valued contributions to the Club. It is a sad day to lose one of our members and especially a longtime board member who devoted so much of her time to the ongoing success and greatness of the SFEC.
Please pass on your prayers and support to Tom Starr and the entire Starr family during this difficult time.

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