Brad M. Starnes 1981-2016

WARREN — Brad M. Starnes, 34, died Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, in Cleveland.

He was born Oct. 21, 1981, in Warren, the son of Paul G. and Sherry L. Starnes Jr. of Warren.

Brad graduated from Warren G. Harding in 2000 and graduated in 2014 from Kent State University with a  Bachelor of Science degree in math.

Brad loved all sports and played on the WGH baseball team and was also on the swim team. He continued to play softball, golf, bowl and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Brad also loved the OSU Buckeyes and was an avid Cleveland sports fan. He was thrilled with the Cavaliers’ championship and excited about the Indians’ 2016 season.

Brad also was a member of The Salvation Army of Warren and enjoyed his volunteer days helping with the Christmas feeding program and helping on the Disaster Canteen. He was proud to have family members as ministers in the Salvation Army.

Brad was very proud and loved his brothers, Brian (Kelli) Starnes of Hilliard and Benjamin (Michelle) Starnes of McDonald. He will be missed by his longtime special friend, Nichole Stein, and many cousins and extended family members.

He loved and cherished his nieces and nephews, Brielle, Trevor, Anthony and Mia; Uncle Ron (Margaret) Starnes of New York City; Aunt Barb (Tom) Duperree of Philadelphia; Aunt Stacey (Jeff) Madison of Hilliard; Uncle Bob McCloud and Uncle David (Dori) McCloud, both of Warren.

Brad is survived by his parents, Paul G. and Sherry L. Starnes Jr.; grandparents, Paul G. and Norma J. Starnes Sr. of Warren; and brothers, Brian and Benjamin.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Camden and Una McCloud Wolfe; and cousins, Bobby McCloud Jr. and James “Bud” Van Pelt.

Services will be 6 p.m. Friday, Oct.14, 2016, at McFarland & Son Funeral Services, 271 N. Park Ave., Warren, where Mrs. Major Joan Brewer, a retired Salvation Army officer, will officiate. Brad’s family will gather to meet friends and family 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Brad will be missed by all who knew him and, most important, will always be remembered as the soft-hearted, gentle soul that he was.

Material contributions may be made, in Brad’s name, to the Warren Salvation Army, 270 Franklin St. SE, Warren, OH 44483.

Arrangements are entrusted to McFarland and Son Funeral and Cremation Services Co, 271 N. Park Avenue, Warren, OH 44481; 330-393-9621.

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