Richard Robert Starkie, born on December 4, 1927 in Queens, New York, passed peacefully on February 18, 2017. Living in Ocala, FL since 2000, He was a longtime resident of Palm Cay. Richard is survived by Jean Marie (Statton) Starkie, his loving wife of 69 years. Richard enjoyed his family, working in the yard, gardening and had a passion for classic western movies and the NY Giants. Preceded in death by his daughter, Janis Marie Starkie, Rchard is survived by his 3 daughters Susan Starkie, Barbara Paladino, Patricia “Patt” (Starkie) Krug and his son, John Richard Starkie and his wife Mary. He was the attentive grandfather of 5 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. No Memorial Service is planned at this time. The Family recommends in lieu of flowers, please send donations in his name to, Legacy House at Hospice of Marion County, Ocala, Florida. Arrangements by Baldwin Brothers Funerals & Cremations 954 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala 236-5884.