Surrounded by his loving family, Dennis C. Starr, Sr. of Spring Mills, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on February 14, 2021 after a courageous, two year battle with cancer. He leaves behind the love of his life, the former Bonnie L. Long whom he married on April 10, 1971.
Also surviving are two daughters, Tiffany L. Covalt (Keith) of Spring Mills and Denise A. Murphy (George) of Centre Hall; one son, Dennis C. Starr, Jr. (Carrie) of Spring Mills; one brother, Philip Starr (Diane) of Millheim; nine grandchildren, Kaytee Covalt, Olivia Covalt (Ryan), Trever Covalt (Amanda), Melinda Murphy, Lindsay Murphy, Sydney Shaffer, Karly Starr, Kortnie Starr and Eva Starr and 13 great grandchildren, Margaret, Carson, Estella, Anthony, Andrew, Aidin, McKenna, Rusty, Nevaeh, Harrison, Aster, Oaklynn and Noah. Denny was preceded in death by three sisters, Thelma Leedy, Donna Franklin and Frances Hosterman.
Born February 2, 1954 in Bellefonte, Denny was a son of the late Lewis “Toy” Faust and Mary (Dobson) Faust. He was employed as a Paving Superintendent for HRI Inc. of State College. Denny enjoyed hunting, the annual day long soup day (family even came from out of state for it) and NASCAR racing, with his favorite drivers being Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. In his earlier years Denny loved tinkering around in his garage. When COVID showed up and he was confined to his home….Denny enjoyed watching Gunsmoke with Bonnie and his faithful furry friends, Suzy and Pepper by his side. Most of all, Denny cherished the time spent with family and especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A visitation for family and friends will be held at the Steven R. Neff Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 from 10-11 am followed by the funeral service at 11:00 am with Pastor K. R. Mele officiating. Denny will be laid to rest in Fairview West Cemetery in Millheim. Contributions in his memory may be given to 365 Hospice, 220 Regent Court - Suite E2, State College, PA 16801.
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