John R. Starynski Jr. MD

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John R. Starynski Jr. MD

May 24, 1957 - March 07, 2019

John R. Starynski Jr. MD MINOCQUA, Wis. - John R. Starynski Jr., MD, 61, died Thursday, March 7, 2019, at his home in Minocqua.
He was born the son of John and Shirley (nee Lewis) Starynski Sr. and raised in Philadelphia, PA.
The eldest of five siblings, he attended Walter Biddle Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences in Roxborough, Philadelphia, Pa. He completed the Penn State BS/ MD Accelerated Program which allowed him to complete college and medical school in five years. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College, now known as the Sidney Kimmel Medical College in Philadelphia in 1980. He completed residency in orthopedic surgery at Geisenger Medical Center in Danville, Pa., in 1985. He joined the Orthopedic Group of Western Maryland in Cumberland, where he practiced for more than a decade. He was also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
He practiced orthopedics for 30 years but practiced most recently at Gundersen Moundview Hospital and Clinics in Friendship, Wis.
It was during his residency that he discovered skydiving. He accomplished over 750 jumps and achieved his skydiving instructor rating. He also became a pilot was also a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association.
He was known for his dry wit and compulsive love for photography, aviation, math and all things involving the equity markets. He was a devoted Catholic, a loving husband, father and brother.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Pontone; son, Andre Starynski; daughter, Nina Starynski; sisters, Donna Cooke and Sharon Starynski; brothers, Gregg Starynski and Richard Starynski; and numerous nieces and nephews.
John was preceded in death by his parents, John and Shirley.
Mass will be held on Monday, March 18, at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, Woodruff, Wis., with visitation from 10 a.m. until time of services.
Interment will be Saturday, April 6, at 11 a.m. at West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa.
Online condolences may be shared at www.nimsgernfuneral.com.
Nimsgern Funeral & Cremation Services is serving the family.
Published on March 14, 2019
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KEVIN MCNAMARA
Mar 18, 2019
Marilyn, AJ, Nina, Donna,Greg, Rich, and Sharon: All of you are in Bernadette and my thoughts and prayers as we all deeply mourn John's death. Larger-then-life in all aspects of his many endeavors and hobbies, it was John's deep-rooted Catholic faith that was the basis for our friendship for over thirty years. I have never met a kinder, more generous soul in my entire life. John was certainly one of the smartest and most talented individuals I have ever known, yet these qualities were not what endeared him to all of us who knew and loved him. John made us all feel special......He seemed happiest when surrounded by family and friends, and he never seemed to mind driving fifteen to twen...ty hours to be with us. Take comfort in the promise of Everlasting Life with Jesus.
Kevin and Bernadette McNamara
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Pam Bennett
Mar 17, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. He was such a good guy and I’m sure a wonderful husband and father. I worked with him in PACU at Memorial Hospital in Cumberland Maryland. Keeping you and your family in my prayers!
Pam Bennett
Mar 17, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. He was such a good guy and I’m sure a wonderful husband and father. I worked with him in PACU at Memorial Hospital in Cumberland Maryland. Keeping you and your family in my prayers!
Peggy Bass
Mar 15, 2019
I am so sorry to learn of the passing of Dr. Strarynski. I had the pleasure of working with him at the WMHS. He had an amazing sense of humor and such intelligence! I pray that Marilyn, Andre, Nina, and his family find comfort in their many loving memories. May God bless them with His strength, grace, and peace. Rest Easy, Dr. Starynski
Beverly Janie Williams
Mar 15, 2019
I’m stunned by this sad,sad news! I worked with Dr. Starynski for years! I truly respected this intelligent man! He had a fun , dry sense of humor & was an excellent Orthopedic surgeon !My heart,thoughts & prayers go out to his family ! It is with deepest sympathy that I send this message!
Patrick L shields
Mar 15, 2019
Aways a good time at the corn roast & Christmas party . You new DOC John would be there camera in his front shirt pocket. I got to jump his chute once what a experience. Lol God bless and prayers. He is loved and will be missed ! ! !