Frank Hastings Starr "Duke" of Corning passed away October 10, 2021 at Strong Memorial Hospital of Rochester, NY\n\nFrank was born November 7, 1938 in Corning to Robert Basil and Helen Lucinda (Kephart) Starr. He was delivered by and named after his grandfather, Frank Hasting Starr, M.D., who had an office on Pultney Street on Corning's Northside.\n\nHe was a graduate of Corning Northside High School, attended Ithaca College as well as Kent State University where he earned his Bachelor's degree.\n\nAfter graduation Frank became a speech pathologist at Greater Southern Tier BOCES. He retired from Corning Museum of Glass, Corning as a Gallery Educator in 2006.\n\nMuch of his interest was in Scouting in his younger days, becoming camp director of Camp Gorton on Waneta Lake.\n\nHe was a local makeup artist for high school and local plays, including Corning Summer Theater.\n\nHis greatest enjoyment was making friends and entertaining students from The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass. They came from all over the world to study in Corning and remained friends over the years.\n\nWith his love of history, he was active member of the Corning-Painted Post Historical Society.\n\nHe is survived by one brother, Paul M. (Kathryn) Starr, several nieces, a nephew, and cousins, along with dear friends, James and Clinton Millhouse, and John Wilcox.\n\nFrank was predeceased by his parents and brother, Robert F. Starr\n\nA public visitation will be held from 1-3PM with a memorial service to follow at 3PM on Sunday, November 7, 2021 at Haughey Funeral Home, Inc., 216 E. First Street, Corning, NY with Rev. Len Robinson officiating. Burial will be private in Coopers Plains Cemetery, Coopers Plains, NY.\n\nIn lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Endowment Fund at the Corning-Painted Post Historical Society.\n\nFrank's family entrusted his care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc.