Starnet’s Rob Starr has Died Following Cancer Diagnosis

Rob Starr, director of marketing and member services at Starnet Worldwide Commercial Flooring Cooperative, has died at age 53.

Starr had been privately receiving cancer treatment for several months. Complications from his treatment made him diabetic.

In late December, he underwent brain surgery. However, Starr’s diagnosis was terminal.

“In his short time at home from the hospital, he was able to enjoy so many heartfelt messages and well wishes from all his Starnet friends,” said Starnet president and CEO Mark Bischoff in a letter. “Starnet thanks its community of members and vendors who reached out to Rob to let him know he was respected and loved.”

Rob Starr

Starr had been with Starnet, the world’s largest network of full-service independent contractors, for nearly 10 years. He worked to promote Starnet members and connect all stakeholders to the organization.

In January, Starr returned briefly to Starnet and was looking forward to executing his biggest projects of the year: The Design Awards and Dream Team.

He passed away Feb. 3 at home with his family.

“Over the years, Rob has had a tremendous positive impact on Starnet, and we will miss his wonderful presence,” said Bischoff. “The rest of the staff and our board of directors will work to maintain the example of excellence Rob demonstrated with his work.”

Starr is survived by his wife Nicole and two children, Jillian, in her first year at college, and Colby, a junior in high school.

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