GREENWICH, Conn. - Dr. Robert Gordon Starr, Jr. of Greenwich died Feb. 4. He was 86.
Dr Starr was born Sept. 26, 1927, in Greenwich, to Robert Gordon Starr and Nathalie Thayer Starr of Old Greenwich. He grew up in Old Greenwich on Sound Beach Avenue. He attended Brunswick School and graduated from The Taft School in 1945. He attended Kings Point and then graduated from Yale University in 1950. He served as a lieutenant (junior grade) in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He returned to graduate from Columbia University with a masters degree in Economics and went on to earn his PhD in Economics from New York University.
He began his career in New York City in advertising with McCann-Erickson but switched to investment banking and had a long career with Schroder Bank where he was a security analyst and vice president as well as a chartered financial analyst.
He sang with the Melody Men at nursing homes throughout Connecticut and was active in the Greenwich RMA, the Sons of the American Revolution and in historical and genealogical research.
Dr. Starr is survived by his wife, Harriet Wilcox Starr; daughters, Marguerite of Woodbury, Natalie of West Windsor, Vt., and Sarah of Hood River, Ore.; their husbands, Peter Clark, David Putnam and Stanton Starr; and six grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents; and sister, Elizabeth Kirk Dennison.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. March 29 at the First Congregational Church, 108 Sound Beach Ave., Old Greenwich.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Friends of Greenwich Point, P.O Box 711, Old Greenwich, CT 06870 or to the First Congregational Church, 108 Sound Beach Avenue, Old Greenwich, CT 06870.
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