Starr came to Princeton from Walnut Hills High School in Cincinnati, where he was class president. At Princeton, he majored in English, played lacrosse, and joined Quadrangle Club, where he served on the Bicker committee and played intramural sports. He also was an Orange Key keyceptor and a member of the Glee Club, the Pre-Med Society, and the Undergraduate Council. He roomed at Quadrangle senior year with Howard Nelson, Dave Hudnut, and Harry Steans.
Following graduation Starr attended Cincinnati Medical College, interned at the University of Iowa Hospitals, and held an endocrinology fellowship at the University of Cincinnati. After three years of private practice with his father, Starr served with Mt. Auburn Internists for 33 years. He was chief of endocrinology and chair of the internal medicine residency program at Christ Hospital, leading significant diabetes and thyroid cancer research.
Starr’s first wife, Jill Hallerman Ford, whom he married in 1958, died before him. He is survived by his second wife, Gail Peterson Ford; his sons, Starr III, Jonathan, and Robert, and their families; three stepchildren, James, Carolyn, and Suzanne, and their families; and 11 grandchildren.