April 19, 2021
From the moment I called to notify you that my family would sadly be needing your services for my mom - I knew we would be - and my mom would be - in good hands.
Thank you for taking such good care of my mom and my family during this challenging timne.
April 1, 2021
Our whole family thanks you for the incredible support you gave us during the most difficult time of our lives.
I also want to thank you for your condolences and warm words of comfort. We sincerely appreciate all you did and will be happy to refer Starks Funeral Parlor.
March 16, 2021
Words cannot sincerely express how greatful we are for the help you provided us while planning Tom's funeral. Although we were in shock and pain from our sudden loss, after meeting with you, we immediately felt we were in the best of hands. You were so warm and compassionate throughout the entire process and you helped guide us with ease through all the decisions. Your suggestion of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church was nothing less than a blessing for us. The mass nwas incredibly heart felt and beautiful. Father Norman could not have done a better job, especially considering he had never met Tom. We were so moved by the amount of pictures of Tom in the vestibule; it was truly a celebration of his life. We are also grateful for the time and effort you put into the video. It will be a cherished momento to look back on.
February 27, 2021
Enclosed is a check for the chains you ordered for us. Thanks so much for your help.
We are working at getting things put together - it is hard. We are thinking about the celebration of life in the fall, will check with you later on that.
Thanks for everything. Couldn't do it without you!
February 24, 2021
Dear Staff at Starks,
Thank you for your loving thoughts & your "well wishes".
You have been such a wonderful support over the year, with notes and the publications - have been very loving and thoughtful - most helpful!
I also have been blessed with very loving & supportive children & friends. And especially support & love from Above.
Thank you - you are so special -
February 24, 2021
The Staff at Starks,
Thank you all for thinking of me and Reed! Getting your card was very much appreciated! My daughters both thank you too!
I am doing good, better on sunny days!
February 23, 2021
Dear Starks' Staff,
I want to thank you all for the exceptional care you took of Gary, myself and our family!
You are all so incredibly kind and you all made such a hard time bearable!
I will never forget your love and kindness to us all!
And thank you for the booklet and your note!
Bless you all,
Dear Shayneh, Vernalie & Jason,
We are so depply grateful for everything you have done for us. To take such a loss for our family and turn it into a thing of beauty is a gift we will never forget.
God bless you and thank you.
February 16, 2021
Dear Shayneh and Jason,
We want to express our sincere appreciation for the funeral services you provided for our grandma, Marie McDonald.
Thank you for giving our family the opportunity to say our final goodbye in such a peaceful and personal way.
We are so grateful for the amazing work you do.
February 16, 2021
Shayneh and Staff -
Please accept our dearest expressions of gratitude for the care given our beloved Cynthia.
It's been three years this week that we have been separated from her.
The memory book and keychain received at Christmas was a renewal of the special service performed for Cynthia and her love ones!
Again, a most heartfelt thank you!
Dear Jason and Shayneh -
Thank you for making Mauro's funeral so special. We have appreciated all you have done that is far and beyond your duty and professionality - you have met all my requests even though they were made last minute. I am very grateful for that.
Fiora Dal Canto and Family
To The Starks Funeral Parlor Family,
Just wanted to thank you for the wonderful services your family provided for my husband, Lacy James Scott's funeral.
Everything you did and provided was wonderful and in good taste. The beauty and calming atmosphere at the viewing and all the work put into the photos made us feel very special and that the love of my life had the best funeral possible.
God bless your special service to our community and loved ones, always.
Marilyn Scott & The Scott Family
Thank you for sending all the booklets about grieving. I've found them to be very helpful. The words and suggestions are soothing and they are appropriate for people of any faith.
The way I am remembering my mom (Lily or Liong Nio Tjoa) is by saving all the photos of her and the extened family in Indonesia. Lily was born in a small village of Karangtengah about 50 miles from Jakonta.
I hope that this note finds you well. Blessings to you and your loved ones.
Thank you for the wonderful service that was provided by Starks. The atmosphere was warm and peaceful, perfect for our JR. Your service was superb and relieved us of a lot of stress.
With so, so, so much thanks you made a difficult time immensely beautiful and sacred. Thank you.
Thanks to the staff at Starks, a difficult time was made easier and more comfortable for us regarding the arrangements for Stephen Yarrow's final journey!
November 16, 2020
It still is a very empty space without the love I have had for 65 wonderful years. So many wonderful memories of a husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
You are a very loving family and a very special service to your community.
November 25, 2020
Dear Starks Family
We love the beautiful tribute ornament you sent to us to remember John!
We have had a long-standing family tradition to cut a Christmas tree whcih we then decorate with our collection of ornaments accumulated throught the years. This will certainly become a treasured ornament to be hung on our tree each year in loving memory of him.
Thank you for your very thoughtful and meaningful gesture. We wish you a lovely holiday season.
November 24, 2020
I met Vernalie just over a week ago, when she came to retrieve my mom after her passing. My sincere thanks for the ease with which Vernalie led me through the process of preparing a memorial service for mom, Shirley Pannunzio, handling all the arrangements from flowers to an Urn. I am completely pleased with how well everything went.
Regrets...that we promised our mother we wouldn't have a nice gathering of friends and famiy. We still receive compliments about our dad's wake and service at Starks in October of 2012.
December 5, 2020
Shayneh, Vernalie, Lori
Your patience, your guidance, your kindness and compassion all put me at ease and helped me through the deepest sadness of my life. You made me feel secure and taken care of. No rushing.
I am so grateful and thankful from the bottom of my heart. It will always be remembered.
Christian Patrick Welch
1981 - 2020
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." ~ Maya Angelou
November 9, 2020
Dear Shayneh & Jason
Where to begin... My heartfelt thank you for the remarkably beautiful service presentation you gave to John and to our family.
John would have been so taken by the beauty, the warmth and the magnitude of your work--as were Michael, Jeni, Jimmy and me.
Thank you soo much for every personal touch on display. I felt as if both of you had been personally connected to John in friendship for many years and that at this time, John was the only person who mattered to you. For this feeling I felt, thank you both sincerely. It went a long way in helping me to say "to be continued" to John, because I know the beauty alone of the occasion would have WOWED him.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, Shayneh and Jason, from Michael, Jeni, Jimmy and me for making a very difficult moment in time a LOT more bearable.
November 4, 2020
Words alone can not express my gratitude for Starks Funeral Parlor and to you as well. Vernalie you are the most kindest, angelic and beautiful soul I have ever met in my life! A true angel! Your sons and husband are the luckiest people on earth to have you in their lives! Please accept my token of appreciation as a thank you from the deepest part of my heart.
These are difficult times requiring many changes to how services are delivered in all businesses. Your staff has been amazing and made Jill's even truly special.
With sincere thanks,
Dear Everyone at Starks
You are the absolute greatest. Your service to us & continuing services to me after the death of my dear husband, Max, last December, is almost beyond my ability to find words to express.
I love my keychain with his picture iside and I just reread the Reality of Grief you sent. So helpful and so kind of you to send it to me.
May the dear Lord continue to bless you incredible efforts in caring for those deceased and their families. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I wanted to properly thank you for the keepsakes you gifted us for my mom's ashes. I hadn't realized how comforting it would be to have her in a beautiful vessel--and it really helped Megan to go through the process since we respected my mom's wish to not have a funeral. Getting the urns really helped put a special moment to pick out something that would suit her.
You are such a beautiful soul and I'm eternally grateful for your generosity and kindness.
We cannot thank you enough for all of the kind support that you offered to the families of Dani, Arturo and Renae. You were a shining light in what was a very dark and desperate situation. All of us on the choir school leadership team will be forever grateful.
Thank you & Best Wishes
July 27, 2020
Dear Jason & Shayneh
On behalf of a grateful Leary Family, thank you for the care and attention you provided mom during her life and the compassion you showed us in her death and thereafter.
All the Best
To Starks Family & The Starks Staff
We want to thank you for your card and forgive me for responding so late.
We appreciated your gift of the ornament which we will "treasure" always. With warm wishes from the Cancel family we thank you for your concern for us. This ornament will always go on our tree. You are wonderful!!!
God Bless All,
October 5, 2020
Jason, Shayneh & Staff
We just want to say thank you all again for your kindness, tenderness and genuine caring at the passin of our mother, Patrticia Bennett. It couldn't have been more special. You made us feel as though we were the only ones who lost our loved one with all of the special touches from when you came and picked mom up to doing her make-up perfectly, her hair, to helping us get her dressed. Thank you so much!!! It made it easier to handle. We still remember how well you took care of my dad's funeral as well.
October 13, 2020
My first time using a mortuary. You were a Godsend. I called and you had already taken care of everything. You got the hearse and brought his ashes.
Thank you so much for taking such good care of us.
October 16, 2020
Thank you so much for everything. I know it was challenging for you but you handled every aspect perfectly. Please pass on my gratitude to the entire staff.
September 20, 2020
Dear Starks Family
Thank you so much for your kind attention and assistance over the last week. You made a very challenging time as seamless as it could possibly be, and we are so grateful.
The tribute that you arranged for our wife and mother was more beautiful and personal than we could have imagined and we will treasure the memory of that.
It takes a special kind of person to do the work that you do and we cannot thank you enough for your compassion and guidance.
All the Best,
October 20, 2020
Dear Shayneh, Jason & Starks Family
We can't thank you enough for the beautiful "celebration of life" you provided for our sweet Dad. The personal touches, presentation, delicious food and wonderful music was more than we could ever ask for. Also, your kindness, thoughtfulness and willing to go above and beyond with our special requests was greatly appreciated.
Thank you for everything!
June 18, 2020
Thank you so much for helping us send our Mom and Grandma Nish off in the most beautiful style! I know that she and Grandpa were smiling down!
Shayneh, thank you for so graciously keeping the peace with my crazy family.
Vernalie, thank you for the care and love you showed me and my Grandma when you came for her. And for letting last minute photos.
Jason, thank you for your love and friendship all these years.
Sydney, thank you and your staff for serving and sanitizing in these crazy times. The food was wonderful and everyone felt safe.
Jessica, thank you for keeping me fed and hydrated and from hangover Tuesday!
We will miss our sweet little spitfire, but are so thankful she is now at peace!
You are all amazing, thank you!
Thank you for making the hardest day of our lives a beautiful tribute to our son, Alex.
I appreciate you all!
I can't tell you how much it meant to me that you helped me through the hardest time in my life. I was truly comforted by the compassion you showed Mindy and I. His wake and service was beautiful. I am so grateful to you and your entire staff for taking such good care of my son! His celebration was so nice and brought some peace to me.
Thanks from the bottom of my heart!
Love you all
August 6, 2020
Words cannot express how thankful I am for you personally and as a business. From the night Dad was removed from his home, until the end of the viewing, everyone has been very kind and willing to help in anyway.
At the beginning, planning a service felt overwhelming, but after meeting with Vernalie, she made things easy.
The service was beautiful.
We want to thank all of you for making Demetrios Daskalas' funeral so beautiful & wonderful!
Thank you so much!
Have a wonderful day
April 13, 2020
I am so amazed by the love and comfort you have shown our family.
My mother, Colleen Dinsdale, passed away on January 19th of this year. From that day forward, the staff at Starks has shown unwaivering care and compassion. Truely concerned for families well being during this time.
My sisters and I would like to thank you for helping us through this very hard time. In this day and age it is refreshing to find people like you that care so much for others.
We hope you and your families are staying safe in these uncertain times.
May 9, 2020
Your thouhgtfulness is greatly appreciated at this sad time for us, and the book says it all. It never gets easier. So many good-byes and so few hello's.
July 12, 2020
Dear Starks Family
July 12, 2020
Shayneh & Jason
I am grateful to know such beautiful humans. I can't express sufficent gratitude for the empathic & loving way you take care of everyone in the time of their greatest grief.
In Loving Memory
Julie A. Jacobson
May 18, 1967 - June 28, 2020
June 9, 2020
Dear Starks Family
A special thank you for the "celebration of life" you provided for my husband Alan Owens. During such a difficult time you helped make the decisions needed for us to have a wonderful celebration. The pictures and the attention to details made this a unique experience. We have received many comments from people who had never been to a celebration but thought it was fabulous.
Thanks again for your professionalism and comfort. This was the best party Alan ever had!
April 23, 2020
To the Staff at Starks:
We want to send a very sincere thank you and appreciation for all your care and compassion for our family at the time of Chris' passing.
The bookletes on grieving were helpful and the gift of the tree ornament with Chris' pitcure is priceless. It is sitting on our mantel.
We have lost many friends and family members over the years but losing Chris the way we did was extra difficult.
Your service during that difficult time is so appreciated. Thank you again.
April 13, 2020
Jason, Shayneh & Staff
Thank you so much for the care you showed during my mother Esther's funeral. Your care provided the family with much needed peace and comfort.
April 6, 2020
Shayneh & Staff
I can't remember a time when I was so touched as having you as a new friend. I think my heart stopped when I received the key ring and frame picture of George. Oh, I was so excited I wanted to cry. I have never seen anyone do such a thing in my 83 years!
February 7, 2020
This card expresses so much of how I feel about you.
I keep thinking of sending a card, but now it's been over a year and I truly want you to know the little remembrances and grief pamphlets you have sent me are wonderful. On the one year mark we had a mass offered for him and then we had our special spaghetti dinner for him.
Everything you did to make his memory and final burial was precious. I never did thank you for the two young airmen who met us at his grave--Thank You!
January 28, 2020
With heartfelt gratitude, thank you for expressing your condolences to me and to my family, and for accompanying us through our grief. May God bless you always.
February 1, 2020
Jason & Shayneh
Thank you for making this difficult time that we are enduring less painful. Your professionalism and personal touches were amazing and brought so much peace. After reading the "about us" page on your website, all we can say is "Mission Accomplished!"
Thank you for shining God's eternal love on us during this time.
November 26, 2019
Dear Starks Family & Funeral Parlor Staff
First I want to say thank you all for helping our family with all of the work you did. You all did such a wonderful job and really helped our family so much. Now thanks also for the two grief books you've givent to me. I've read them a couople of times now and they certainly did help. Yes there have been several painful days but your excellent work and generosity have made some of the pain a little easier at times.
Thank you all so much again. You are wonderful friends.
November 22, 2019
Thank you and Jason for all your kindness to our family. We especially loved the Christmas Ornament. What a lovely expression of your sympathy.
Jason & Shayneh
This thank you is long overdue. I want to say thank you for the loving care shown to my mother, Trudy Joseph, in December 2017. Next - words cannot begin to describe the love and gratitude you displayed for my husband, Steve Bartlett in 2018.
You and your staff are fantastic and compassionate! Shayneh, your attention to every detail and request was beyond measure. Once you told me we could display his belobef Harley, YOU HAD ME!! Every phase of his life was displayed beautifully and your insistance that you and I had a viewing of Steve and the room privately was very special to me.
The wake was an overwhelming event full of love, laughter, tears and good food. I cannot tell you how many people commented on how wonderful and intimate it was.
Your thoughtfulness is so appreciated. The grief books and Christmas ornament, kind cards, etc just astound me. Every detail is incredible.
I am forever grateful,
Dear Starks Family
Thank you so very much for all of your help, kindness and compassion that you showed my family during the recent passing of my father, Kenneth Workman. We felt as though you were part of our family and were there when we most needed you. You definitly are making a difference in our world.
January 9, 2020
Thank you for your encouraging articles, information and letting us know the support you give and the loving care you have for us and our family of loved ones endures. The photo in its beautiful frame of Kaye looked wonderful hanging on the tree during the holidays and now has a special place for all to see. Thank you!
I have been so impressed by all the kind things you have done even after the funeral and all is done. I appreciated the Christmas package with Patrick's pictue and all the guidance about grief management. I cannot thank you enough.
I can't find the words to thank you for all of the kindnss and support that we received from you.
The love of God has been present in the midst of our pain to make us see that we are not alone.
May God bless you and multiply your blessings today and always for your generosity.
Full of thanks
Shayneh & Jason
On behalf of our family I would like to extend our deepest thanks for the care you gave our Mother as well as the sympathy and compassion extended to our large family.
I believe our guests truly appreciated the ambiance of your facility during our Mother's celebration of life. I know we did.
During such a stressful time, it was a blessing to have that wonderful evening to visit with friends and spend some quiet time with our Mother as well. The whole Starks staff made us feel very welcome.
We truly appreciate your hard work and dedication to our family at our time of need.
Dear Shayneh & Jason
It is difficult to find words of thanks to both of you for the kindness and compassion you showed our family as we prepared for an participated in our father's final tribute and burial. Watching my father suffer and die was an awful experience. But even more difficult was watching as my mother, his wife of 67 years, father of her 4 boys and the only man she ever loved, suffer to an unimaginable degree. In the end, you were there to make sure that the celelbration of a life well lived was recognized. My mother is not an overly emotional person, but when I walked her through your home prior to his rosary, she was touched in a beautiful way. She talked about the details of your work and how much her Bill would have loved it. Nothing went unnoticed. Having thata moment with her was comforting for me. Your attention to those details spilled over to the mass and the interment the next day. It was all so perfect. When we left Mount Calvary, she said again that dad would have been pleased. But most important, she was pleased and at peace. Pulling all of it off for a seriously grieving widow and her family was no easy feat, but you did it in fashion!
Again, thank you fo all you have done during a difficult time.
Peace my Friends.
Dear Starks Family
Thank you for the truly wonderful service you provided for the funeral of James Kimball. You made our family feel right at home and showed us such respect and love for James and his memory. You gave us an experience full of comfort and peace and helped us through a difficult time. May God continue to bless you as you continue with your wonderful, priceless service.
Dear Starks Family,
In shock on the morning of our son's sudden death and on the recommendation of a few friends, I called Starks to ask about their services. From my first conversation with Shayneh that morning, and in every interaction with your family as we planned the service, we were treated with kindness, love, empathy and patience. We are profoundly touched and grateful for the grace you embody. You helped us to celebrate the life of our son, Daniel, and to lay him to peace in the best way possible. We will always remember the comfort you gave us.
Dear Starks Family
Heidi's celebration of life was made possible because of your excellent work. Thank you for helping us to find the joy in celebrating her life even though we were grieving. Every detail was managed beautifully. More importantly however, is the fine manner in which you prepared her for burial. I found great comfort in seeing my only sister finally at peace.
In Love & Gratitude,
Heidi Jackson's sister
Thank you so much for your thougthfulness as we process the loss of Stephen. Thank you for all the beautiful details you put into his service. It was just unbelievable, your handling of everything. Thanks as well for lighting a candle. So appreciated. The booklets you have sent are also so encouraging.
Thank you, thank you. Lovingly from all of us.
Thank you for being an awesome team! Thank you for everything you did to make sure that everything went smoothly. Your knowledge and expertise helped make the process feel not so overwhelming.
I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the beautiful service you prepared and accompanied for my mother, Ann. Words cannot express the comfort, beauty and calm of the facility there at your home. It is the most beautiful funeral home I have ever experienced and the energy there was angelic and serene. I could not have imagined a better environment to meet for the last time with many friends and family to say good bye to Mom. Thank you for all you do.
Dear Shayneh, Since the wonderful evening we spent with you, I have received such wonderful feedback about you, your philosophy, and your commitment to caring. How blessed we all are to have you right here among us all, providing care, compassion and tenderness with everyone you encounter. Everyone I know is recommending you, without reservation. Thank you so very much for just a taste of the warm hospitality you provide for everyone. And thank you, too, for the delicious food