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Peter P. Starr, age 71, husband of Ann (Sands) Starr, of Sunset Lane Boyertown, died Tuesday at the Southeastern Veteran Center, Spring City.

Born in Shennandoah Pa., he was the son of the late Anthony and Niglena (Karvoise) Gwiazdowski.

He was a graduate of North Carolina State and later he received his master’s degree from Adams State College, in Colorado. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran, of the Korean War.

Peter was a retired teacher at Schuylkill Valley High School, where he also coached football,along with teaching and coaching football at Lebanon Catholic High School. He also coached football at Millersville University, in Lancaster.

Surviving with his wife is a son, Peter P.J. Starr Jr., of Boyertown, and a brother, Anthony Starr, of Leesport.

He was a member of St. Catherine of Siena R.C. Church, Exeter Twp. 

Peter loved playing and coaching the game of football, and along with teaching will be remembered for his love of working with young people and enjoying competition.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 AM Monday at St. Catherine of Siena R.C. Church, 4975 Boyertown Pike, Exeter Twp.  Friends may call on Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at the church. Burial will be private.

Contributions may be made in his memory to: St. Catherine of Siena R.C. Church, 2427 Perkiomen Ave., Reading Pa.  19606.

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