William "Bill" Michael Starks, 62, of Binghamton, NY passed away peacefully surrounded by love near and far on July 4th, 2021 after a long battle with cancer.
He is predeceased by his mother, Dorothy E Starks. He is Survived by his children, Nicholas (Heather) Cunningham, of Florida, and Danielle Starks; his father David W (Donna) Starks; siblings Marsha Padilla, of Las Vegas, David P Starks, Kimberly(Claudio) Carpentieri, Lisa (Howard) Holcomb, Kevin Thomas, Scott Starks, Patrick (Diana) Starks, Lorri Griffiths, and Kelli Starks; his beloved grandchildren, Jonathan, Lilian, Connor, Avery, Trevor, Aiden, Tristen, Adalynn; as well as many beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews that he helped guide and raise.
Bill was an avid sports fan. He especially loved hockey and the Yankees. He was a painter by trade, and a one-time shark wrestler. He loved music, and always wished to sing again. He loved the outdoors, fishing and camping. He was the kind of man that could always be depended on. He was quick-witted, funny, and loved making people laugh. He fought a long hard battle with cancer, and what kept him going through it all was the unwavering love he had for his children and grandchildren.
To his closest friends, Chris Stewart, Brian Reed, Robert (Bob) Pornbeck, Joe Turner, and many many more, You pushed, challenged, grew, loved, and laughed with him, and his family thanks you from the bottom of our hearts,
In place of flowers, donations and memorials can be sent to the family, c/o Lisa Holcomb. Condolences may be expressed to the family online.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.
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