Kevin Deis Starks
January 06, 1955 - May 28, 2009
Tuesday, August 31, 2010 12:15 PM
I am so sad to hear of Kevin's passing. I was stationed with Kevin at NAS Moffett Field from 78-80. He was a YN2 and was an outstanding Sailor. I got commissioned as a LDO and was transferred to the ENTERPRISE (CVN-65) and lost touch with him.
I retired from the Navy in 95 and have been working for the Navy as a civilian. Last year, I sent Kevin an email and he informed me that he would be in DC for an event. He sent me an email telling me the dates that he would be in DC and wanted to get together for dinner. However, as fate would have it, I was out of town that week and could not make it.
Frederick CLEM (DUMFRIES, VA)
Tuesday, January 26, 2010 10:43 PM
To an Amazing Uncle,
I was just informed about this memorial page and wish I had been able to post my thoughts sooner. My uncle was a remarkable and accomplished man. His personality and presense could light up a room. He and his wife (aunt Patty) did an amazing job raising such a beautiful, talented, and good hearted daughter, Michi. I know he meant so much to them, he loved both of them very much and spoke of them often. He will live on in all of our hearts forever and he made such a incredible impact on the people in his community, he will be cheerished in their hearts as well. I love you Uncle Kevin and may you rest in peace with Grandma D. in the beauty of Heaven and look down upon us.
Rhiannon Starks (Lakeview, NY)
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 1:12 PM
My thoughts are with you at this time. I know how close you and Kevin were and I can only imagine what you must be going through right now.Kevin was one of the kindest and most thoughtful people I've ever known . I know that you have the strength in you to move on .
Please know that I'm praying for you.
Agatha /Bali Thai
Agatha Hardianto (Santee, CA)
Thursday, August 13, 2009 5:26 PM
I am still in shock over Kevin's passing, as I am sure are Patti and Michi. Kevin was a very good friend and I will miss him very much. Kevin was a larger than life person - always going the extra mile to help someone or some cause. Because of Kevin I have become involved in the SDCEPD and other volunteer opportunities. He will be missed but not forgotten.
Tricia Bostard (Jamul, CA)
Friday, June 26, 2009 2:51 PM
Kevin was a childhood friend. We were neighbors on West Hazeltine in Kenmore, NY.
To Kevin's wife Patti, his daughter Michi and to all of his extended famil my thought and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. May you find comfort knowing Kevin is in a happier place.
Annalee Mirabelli-Wilkinson (Tonawnada, NY)
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 2:45 AM
I was so saddened to hear of Kevin's passing and wanted to send my sincere condolences to the Starks family. I worked with Kevin at Naval Station San Diego when I was a junior enlisted sailor and I am thankful I had such a caring role model to look up to so early in my career.
Gina Watson (Las Vegas, NV)
Monday, June 22, 2009 11:18 PM
I met LT Kevin Starks when I was a newly frocked Petty Officer in the Navy back in 1993. I enjoyed working with him and looked forward to the laughter he brought to work with him every day. LT Starks was a strong leader and helped me to see that you can be a good leader and still keep a sense of humor. He teased me for being different but it was all in good fun and helped me feel like I belonged even with my oddities. Unfortunately when I transferred, we lost touch, but I never forgot him.
The work he has done since leaving the Navy is incredible and leaves a legacy that cannot be forgotten. My heart goes out to you, his family, and please know that I count myself blessed to have been touched by his presence in my life even if only for a little while.
Blessings to you all.
Wendy Latimore-Ferrell (Twentynine Palms, CA)
Monday, June 22, 2009 8:44 PM
Dearest Patti and Michi - my prayers go out to you both for your loss. I served with LT. when I first arrived at NAVSTA in 93. The lessons I learned from him remain with me to this day. They say that a person comes into your life for a reason, a lifetime or a season...he was a great mentor that will remain with me for a lifetime. His laughter still lingers in my head and although gone, he's never forgotten. I'm blessed to have met him and will keep you both in my prayers. So long....LT - until we meet again - thank you for the tough lessons, great memories and many laughs!!
Jackie Ngo (Cleveland, OH)
Sunday, June 21, 2009 7:46 PM
Dear Patti and Michi - Please accept my deepest sympathies for the loss of your husband and father.
I served with LT Starks in San Diego, Naval Station Admin Office, 1993-1995. I will never forgot him - as I've always carried his leadership and wisdom with me through the years.
His passing has left the world a little emptier - and our hearts a little heavier. However, those who have been honored to have known him - his love of family, service and life will be in our hearts forever. God Bless You LT Kevin Starks.
Ann-Marie (Smith) Ginn
Ann-Marie (Smith) Ginn (Newbury, MA)
Friday, June 19, 2009 9:52 AM
Kevin and I met in 2007, the first year I was involved with the Jobtoberfest Committee. We share a similiar sense of humor, and we immediately got along well together. I had the pleasure of spending an evening with Kevin at one of St. Madeleine Sophie's Center's art exhibit openings. Kevin hung out with me as I sang and played my guitar as the evening's entertainment. It was a fun, funny evening that I will never forget. My prayers are with you and your entire family. Kevin will be sorely missed.
Scott Gordon (El Cajon, CA)