In Memoriam : John Starback

John Starback John "Jack" Starback - age: 75
(February 25, 1945 to July 13, 2020 )
Resident of Talmage, California

John (Jack) Starback

Jack passed on at his home with his dear wife Kathy by his side.
Jack’s family moved to Talmage, CA in 1951. His father James (Jim), mother Mildred (Millie) and brother Tom owned and ran the Talmage store for many years. Jack had so many interesting tales of growing up in Talmage. He made lifelong friends. He attended Ukiah High School where he met and later married Kathleen McAvoy. They have two sons, Tim and Peter. They have one grandson, Ryan, who they love dearly and are very proud of him.
Jack and Kathy purchased the Caravan Mobile Home Park in Talmage and managed it for many years. Jack worked at several interesting jobs throughout his lifetime. He worked at Safeway in Santa Rosa to opening Sunglass stores throughout the Western U.S.- this side of the Mississippi River, and also worked at the Fetzer Winery in Redwood Valley.
Jack and Kathy, along with friends and family traveled the world and always returned with amazing tales of their adventures.
Jack was an avid sports fan. Last football season he played a Fantasy Football League and won the “Jackpot.” He was ecstatic- not an easy feat.
Jack will be missed by all that knew him. A celebration of life will take place in the future when it is safe to gather.
Think of your best “Jack” stories and when we get together we all will share them and laugh, cry, and raise a glass to “Jack”
Our family wants to thank Hospice of Ukiah for their loving care, support, and comfort during the past few months.
Any donations can be given to Hospice of Ukiah and/or The Cancer Resource Center of Ukiah.

George Harrington - July 19, 2020Contact this person Contact this person
A true friend to all. Jack,.and Kathy..shared all he had for his friends..and his..enjoyment. Traveling, wine, boating, wine, fishing, wine, playing cribbage, did I mention wine? Lots of RV trips. Jack drove to Santa Rosa and back everyday for a week to help me rebuild my back deck. He got to drive the last "Golden Screw". Too many stories and memories..all for later...miss my buddy, we all do.

VINCE BOLOGNA - July 22, 2020Contact this person Contact this person
Too many good times to say it all here. One of my best friends who always made life enjoyable no matter what. A toast to you good buddy, hopefully we'll meet again for a glass of wine. Well, not real soon. Love you!

Lyle Ferbrache - July 23, 2020Contact this person Contact this person
I've known Jack since we were young rabble-rousers in Talmage. He was always a good friend. My wife Zoe and I shared many fun and memorable times and travels with Jack and Kathy; they will remain in our hearts forever. Kathy, accept our condolences and know that we are just a phone call away. Rest in peace Jack.