Sumner “Skip” Starbird

Sumner “Skip” Starbird, 51, went to be with the Lord and join loving family members in Heaven on Saturday, June 18, 2022.  Skip was born in Cambridge, MA and came to Florida in 1978. He was a graduate of Dixie M. Hollins High School and was employed as V.P. of Workforce Management and Data Analytics at US Imaging Network in Tampa, Florida.

His father is Kenneth Starbird (wife Patti) and his mother is the late Martha Starbird.

He is survived by his wife and love of lifetime, Lynn and their three incredible daughters; Brittany (husband Devin), Megan (husband Gabe) and Olivia. He is also survived by his AMAZING granddaughter, Amelia, his brother Kenneth Starbird, Jr (wife Desiree and family), his sister Suzanne Nieves (husband Allen and family), brothers-in-law Todd Ringeisen (wife Jeannette and family) and Daniel Ringeisen (and family).

To honor Skip’s memory, we are holding a celebration of his life on Saturday, July 30st 1:00pm at St Petersburg Firefighters’ Union Hall located at 5240 1st Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Florida 33710. We invite anyone who knew Skip to attend and remember his wonderful life. In lieu of flowers, we suggest donations be made to the American Red Cross. 

5 Responses

  1. You were very loved and will be greatly missed by all of us! Love, Sally and Ed Tanner and Wyatt Verdone

  2. Skip I am so blessed to have met you. I will never forget the good times we shared with Lynn and Friends on that special cruise. I called you both my bookends. May you Rest In Peace now. I know your going to be hanging around from now on in spirit. We will all be together again. But for now rest up and feel the joy in the presence of kingdom with peace and tranquility. Amen

  3. Skip has been a great friend. Welcomed me into the JROTC family in our teens and always had my back. It was a blessing to know him.

  4. Skip was an amazing , devoted husband to my cousin, Lynn, and father to his girls. He was a gracious and generous man, who seemed to feel comfortable in any situation or with whomever he found himself in the company of. He was immensely likeable, easygoing and happy man. You will be greatly missed, Skip!

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