Starr E. Grasselli

October 14, 1963 - May 30, 2022
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Starr E. Grasselli, 58, of New Philadelphia, passed away peacefully on May 30, 2022 following a brief battle with cancer.

Ralph J. and Nancy L. (Richards) Grasselli were blessed with the arrival of their shooting “Starr” in Dover, Ohio on October 14, 1963.

After graduating from New Philadelphia High School in…

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Starr E. Grasselli, 58, of New Philadelphia, passed away peacefully on May 30, 2022 following a brief battle with cancer.

Ralph J. and Nancy L. (Richards) Grasselli were blessed with the arrival of their shooting “Starr” in Dover, Ohio on October 14, 1963.

After graduating from New Philadelphia High School in 1982, she was awestruck by the birth of her son, Joshua Ritenour. Together, they enjoyed attending concerts nearly every weekend. Starr’s passion for music led to her career as the owner and operator of the former Easy Street Tunes in New Philadelphia alongside her son. This path led her to be a role model and positive influence in so many lives of the youth of the community. She accepted them all and loved them unconditionally. She also had an eye for capturing treasured moments with her camera. This avid reader found beauty if only on her regular walks to the library or while playing Pokemon Go.

Being a hostess at her home, and especially around her pool, brought much joy to Starr. She always made sure her friends and family had a great time.

Most recently, Starr was employed with the First National Bank of Dennison as a bank teller and loved working alongside her friends, Dave and Coke Yaggi, at Yaggi Cheese House.

Starr will be deeply missed by her family including her parents, Ralph and Nancy Grasselli; her son and daughter-in-law, Joshua and Alicia Ritenour; her brothers, Ralph (Betty) Grasselli Jr. and Anthony (Deana) Grasselli, all of New Philadelphia; her beloved pets, Anna, Lucy, Sage Alex, and Clara; several aunts and uncles; and 9 nieces and nephews and numerous friends.

A memorial visitation will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. A Reflection of Starr’s life will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.

In honor of her love for animals, please direct memorial contributions in Starr’s memory to the Tuscarawas County Humane Society.

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Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Time: 5:00 pm

End Time: 6:30 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

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116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Time: 6:30 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Donation Information

Tuscarawas County Humane Society

Phone: 330-343-6060

1432 Tall Timber Road NE
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Born: October 14, 1963
Died: May 30, 2022

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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Alan and Laurie Grewell posted on 6/16/22

We always had a great time with Starr over the past 20 years. She was a very special woman, and we will miss her very much. This is still so hard to believe, and so sad.

 

Barbara Bachie posted on 6/11/22

So sorry for the loss of your mom / Daughter. Sending lots of prayers and hugs.

 

Lisa (Whitis) Kjerstad posted on 6/8/22

My sincere condolences to Starr's family. I remember her as the kindest, and in my mind, the COOLEST girl at Central Elementary School. May she rest in peace.

 

Dan Blough posted on 6/8/22

Our sympathies. Dan and Amy Blough

 

Joanne Boston posted on 6/7/22

So sorry for ur loss. Nancy and Ralph and her son r in my thoughts and prayers. I love u guys. Take Care Sorry I couldn't b there.

 

Michelle Scott posted on 6/7/22

I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Star was a beautiful soul inside and out and I am thankful to have known her. Her kindness knew no boundaries.

 

Nicole posted on 6/7/22

Josh and family I’m so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Nicole Wilson

 

Lyle & Michelle Tope posted on 6/4/22

Ralph, Nancy & Entire Grasselli Family, Our sincere condolences on the loss of your beautiful daughter. May you all be consoled in your grief by our Lord, Jesus Christ.

 

Tim Jones posted on 6/4/22

Ralph and family, Please accept my most sincere condolences for the loss of Starr. She was taken far too early.

 

Nancy (Scott) Gregg posted on 6/3/22

I went to school with Starr at New Philadelphia. We graduated the same year. She was always so kind and shy. My sympathy to Joshua and the family. Nancy (Scott) Gregg

 

Lee & Juanita RI hards posted on 6/3/22

So sorry to hear of Starrs passing. She was a Beautiful person. Our thoughts and Prayers are with All .

 

Lynne posted on 6/3/22

Thank you for your love for animals Starr

 

Bonnie Holman posted on 6/3/22

Ralph and Nancy I am so sorry for your loss may God watch over you Bonnie Holman N

 

Chuck Snyder posted on 6/2/22

Starr you are missed by everyone who ever met you. My kids always talk about going to Easy Street every Saturday morning. Rest in peace.

 

Morgan Fisher posted on 6/2/22

My deepest condolences to Starr's family especially Josh. ?

 

John Tarulli posted on 6/2/22

So sad to hear this. My deepest sympathy to Josh, Alecia and family. You always made me smile and for that I am thankful to live with that as my memory of you.

 

Betty Kourkounakis posted on 6/2/22

I am so sad to hear of the passing of your beautiful Starr. I will continue to pray for your comfort during this very difficult time.

 

Ross & Sharon Brown posted on 6/2/22

Our heartfelt sympathy to Ralph, Nancy and the family for Starr's passing, We are so thankful that she knew Jesus as her Savior, You are in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Cindy and Rod Murch posted on 6/2/22

She truly was a shining star. I was blessed to have her as a neighbor and friend. I witnessed her family, come together to help her at home. Her son took over to ensure her care, until the end. This is love. Starr never had a bad word or feelings for anyone. Her love of animals, well it’s apparent from the number she cared for. All I can say is she was a kind, amazing woman. I will miss my dear friend.

 

Ruth Immel posted on 6/2/22

Josh and family, So sorry to hear of Starr’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all. Love and prayers, Jeff and Ruth Immel

 

Karen Izzi Gallagher posted on 6/1/22

Starr. The best homeroom mom. She treated every child with mutual respect, compassion and love. My sincerest condolences to Josh and family. Love you.??

 

Debbie Virden posted on 6/1/22

My deepest sympathy & Prayers for Gods Comforting Hands upon my dear friends Ralph .. Nancy & Josh .. Alicia & Ralph ..Betty & Tony .. Deana & Extended Family ? Starr will always be in our Hearts & Loving Memories ??? Starrs Light Will Shine Forever ?

 

Kathy Fontana-Offenberger posted on 6/1/22

Josh and family, So sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in my prayers.

 

Linda Majkrzak posted on 6/1/22

I only talked with Starr a few times during our visits to YOLO winery and just as we were getting to know each other better, the winery closed. We became Facebook friends after that but no longer saw each other in person. I was so very sorry to hear about her passing. Although I only knew her briefly, I want you to know her sweet personality has left a lasting impression on both my husband and I. We are very sorry for your loss.

 

Mike Reed posted on 6/1/22

My prayers and sympathies are with you all.

 

Dave Maus posted on 6/1/22

I am very sorry to hear this sad news. You have my deepest sympathies

 

Dixie Dyer posted on 6/1/22

Friends for many years, always had great fun with you. I will miss you. Prayers to Starr's family and friends. Love you girl..

 

Marti Higbee posted on 6/1/22

Josh, Nancy & Ralph, Ralph and Tony, My heart goes out to you all! Starr was sincerely a special person! Bless her heart and God Speed Starr! You’ll truly be missed! ??

 

Diann Throckmorton posted on 6/1/22

Starr could always put a smile on your face.She will be deeply missed but never forgotten.

 

Diann Throckmorton posted on 6/1/22

Starr could always put a smile on your face.She will be deeply missed but never forgotten.

 

Sara Baker posted on 6/1/22

Starr was such a wonderful person with such a huge heart she will be missed by many!

 

Teresa Fulkerson posted on 6/1/22

I will forever miss you. Fly high my sweet angel ??

 

Karen French posted on 6/1/22

Starr, you brought me so many great times. You connected me to the great friends I have now. I loved your zest for life, love, and just living in the moment. I thank you Starr for so many things. I will miss you, but I will see you soon. Every bright star I see will give me a warmth that you are watching over me. Give my love to all. ???

 

Mary Jacobs posted on 6/1/22

Many happy memories of being Starr's neighbor for many years may she rest in peace.

 

Denise Shull-Hanks posted on 6/1/22

My condolences to the family. Starr, and I, were Grade School, and 1982 High School Classmates. She was so friendly, kind, and would always smile! Rest In Peace Starr

 

Ron & Stephanie Imer posted on 6/1/22

Our sincere condolences to Joshua and his family in this tragic times may Starr rest in peace

 

Gerry Mroczkowski posted on 6/1/22

My sincere condolences to Ralph, Nancy, and family for the passing of Starr.

 

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