Ronald L. (Rock) Starry

November 7, 1941 ~ June 9, 2021 (age 79)


Ronald L. (Rock) Starry, 79, of New Alexandria (Salemville), PA entered a new life with our Lord surrounded by his loving family at home on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. He was born November 7, 1941, in Salemville, PA, son of the late Joe and Irene (Campbell) Starry. He was a drummer since the age of 11 for many local bands (Riggy LaVelle and The Gene Peterson Trio). Ron graduated from Greensburg Salem High School in 1959 and retired from the Elliott Company with 45 years of service. He was Catholic by faith and a member of the St. James Parish in New Alexandria, PA. His passion for Buicks and Cadillacs led to him opening Starry's Auto Sales in 1976. He was a member of the Antique Automobile Club of America as well as the Buick Club of America. He was also a lifetime member of the Salemville Ukrainian Club. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Ronald Le, and two brothers, Joseph and Dennis. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Karen (Newhouse) Starry; his children Douglas (Dana) Starry, Susan Starry, Jerry Starry, and Ronald Starry, Jr (all from New Alexandria, PA); and three grandchildren Douglas (Chelsie) Starry, Jr., Daniel Starry, and Lauren Starry; his great grandchildren Callie and Chloe Starry; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Sunday, June 13, 2021, from 1 to 8 p.m. at P. DAVID NEWHOUSE FUNERAL HOME, 215 Church St., New Alexandria, PA 15670, 724-668-2248. A Funeral Mass will take place Monday, June 14, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at St. James Roman Catholic Church, New Alexandria, PA with Fr. Tyler J. Bandura as celebrant. Burial will follow in Twin-Valley Memorial Park, Delmont, PA. Visit

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