John ” Jack on the Rock ” Starofsky, Sr., age 79, of Moline passed away Thursday, January 26, 2006 at his home. Visitation will be Monday, January 30, 2006 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd., 6601 38th Avenue, Moline. Memorials may be made to the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program.
Jack was born March 18, 1926 in Moline, the son of John and Margaret Starofsky. Jack was employed in sales with the Singer Co. and also with several auto dealerships in the Quad City area. He entered the United States Marine Corps in 1942 and served in the elite group known as the Marine Raiders on Okinawa and other Pacific Islands during World War II. He married Beverly Dye in 1948 in Milan and together they raised seven children.
Those who will hold Jack’s memory in their hearts forever are his wife, Bev and children Mary (John) Graff, TN; Betty Diehl, Moline; John Jr. (Linda), Davenport; Ruth (Richard) Renshaw, WA; David (Lynn), Moline; Christine (William) Sokil, Moline; and Richard G. (April), Moline. Jack’s younger brother, Richard (Marilyn) resides in Moline as does his surviving cousin, Verna Trevor. He will be missed by his sixteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.