AUBURN – Chuck R. Starbird, 69, a resident of Minot, passed away peacefully Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at the Hospice House, with his loving family by his side.

He was born in Portland, Aug. 20, 1949, the son of Harry and Helen (Mason) Starbird.

He was a 1967 graduate of Edward Little High School, after which he joined the United States Marine Corps, serving in Vietnam from 1968-1969. Following his military service, he was employed for Plywood Inc., in Lewiston. After being employed for a few years, he decided to start his own business, Magnum Logging, in 1977. The logging business grew into excavation, land development, and residential construction, building hundreds of homes over his career, under the name, Magnum Homes, Inc.

Chuck especially enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren. He loved attending social events with family and friends. He was an avid motorcycle rider, riding cross country, multiple times, hitting all lower 48 states with the best of intentions of making it to Alaska.

He donated many man hours, as well as building materials, to multiple American Legion Posts and VFW Posts in the Lewiston/Auburn area.

Chuck also spent tremendous amounts of time organizing bike rides and fund raisers to help fellow veterans in need.

Chuck’s desire to live each and every day to the fullest remained with him until his last day. Even the long five year battle with Cancer could not take that away from him.

Survivors include his wife, Colleen, of Minot; one son, Tony Starbird and wife, Cathy, of Buckfield, three daughters, Elizabeth Starbird and husband, Dan Altman, of Hebron, Morgan Vellaro, of Mechanic Falls, and Katelynn Vellaro, of Auburn. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Hallie, Chase, and Kennedi Starbird, as well as Landon Paradis; and one great-granddaughter, Toni Luce.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by one sister, Jan Perreault.

Family and friends are invited to visit Thursday from 4-6 p.m. at the PINETTE DILLINGHAM & LYNCH FUNERAL HOME, 305 Alfred Plourde Parkway, Lewiston

Funeral services honoring Chuck’s life will follow at 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 10, at the funeral home, concluding with military honors.

Online condolences and sharing of memories may be expressed at www.lynchbrothers.com

Memorial donations in Chucks memory may

be made to

St. Jude Children’s

Research Hospital,

262 Danny Thomas Place,

Memphis, TN 38105


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