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Vincent  Starkovich, Jr Memorial
Vincent  Starkovich, Jr Memorial

Vincent Starkovich, Jr

Vincent Starkovich, Jr

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

Vincent “Vince” Starkovich, Jr., age 81, passed away February 28, 2020.  He was born October 25, 1938 to Vincent and Mary (Chopp) Starkovich in Sedro-Woolley, Washington.

He attended Sedro-Woolley schools graduating high school with the class of 1956.  He was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and Local Teamsters 788.  He met the love of his life, Kay on a blind date in 1958 and they were married in 1960.

Vince is survived by his wife, Kay; children, James (Kelly) Starkovich and Barbara (Jeffery) Sherman; grandchildren, Jamie (Scott) Whitney, Mallory, Ellie and Sophie Sherman; great grandchildren, Emily Murray, Jacob and Lilly Whitney; sisters, Diane (Don) Torset, Marilyn (Stan) Edminson and Karen (Richard Kuziomko) Reeves; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandson, Shawn Vincent Starkovich.

His priorities were providing for his family, and his love of garden and flowers in our yard.

We will miss our kind and gentle husband and father.

We wish to thank Hospice of the Northwest, and especially, Don Palmer and the entire team for their love and support over the past eight months; the entire staff at “Where the Heart Is” for their wonderful love and care over the last year and a half.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Northwest or American Parkinson disease Association.

A time of visitation will be available from 2:00 to 4:00, Sunday at Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley; a Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00, Monday, March 9, 2020 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 719 Ferry Street, Sedro-Woolley, followed by the Committal at Union Cemetery.  Share your memories of Vince and sign the on line guest register.



  • Brian Schols

    I was sorry to hear of Vince’s passing. I met Vince at Americold many years ago when I drove for Skagit Valley Trucking. I first thought he was a little quiet but soon saw his sense of humor in the break room. I later met back up with Vince at his home when I had switched jobs and was his weekly yard waste driver. He would often meet me out at the road and we would talk about past times on the dock and he would share some of the cherries that he grew. My prayers to you Kay and family.

  • Annette Mousel

    Kay, Jim & Barb
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Vince. What a great man he was and I know he’ll be dearly missed. I have such great memories of him as a child growing up. Please know you’re in my prayers and my heart goes out to you.