Draven Michael Starr-Howell

January 18, 2000 – July 3, 2020
Place of Birth: 
Geneva, New York
Place of Death: 
Rochester, New York
Residence: 
Palmyra, New York
Age:
  20

Calling Hours

July 11, 2020 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bible Baptist Church
6180 Ridge Road
Sodus, NY 14551

Service Event Information

Private Ceremony

Starr-Howell, Draven

PalmyraDraven Michael Starr-Howell, 20, passed away Friday (July 3, 2020) at Rochester General Hospital after a heroic rescue at Sodus Point, NY.

A celebration of Draven’s life will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at the Bible Baptist Church of Sodus, 6181 Ridge Road, Sodus, NY.

In lieu of flowers, Martin’s Tidesides Marina is holding a fund raiser and receiving donations in Draven’s honor at 7250 Route 14, Sodus Point, NY 14555; Lowe’s Macedon has set up a ‘Go Fund Me’ in Draven’s name that can be found by searching on Facebook or directly to the family at 3759 Huntley Road, Lot 82, Marion, NY 14505 to assist the family in this difficult time.

Draven was born January 18, 2000, the son of Atarra Starr and Christopher Howell in Geneva, NY. He attended school in Webster, NY. He proudly served as first mate, with his father and Uncle Victor, rebuilding a boat and its engines for their new venture as ‘Hell Yeah Charters’. He had just become a boat owner himself. Draven worked side by side with his mother Atarra at Lowe’s in Macedon. He loved fishing and camping in the great outdoors. Draven enjoyed evenings with family having barbecues and bonfires. He loved listening to music and singing with an animation only Draven could do so well. He was a huge fan of scary movies, staying up late watching one after another with his mother. He proudly took on the roll of ‘Man of the house’ as helped provide for his family. With love he was always there to care for his grandmother Pat. Draven lived his life selflessly always thinking of and helping others. Meeting him you instantly had a friend with a simple “Hello”. Draven’s nephew Max tells people, “Draven is busy being a superhero in the sky.

He is survived by his parents Atarra Starr of Palmyra and Chris (Tara) Howell of Marion; sisters Sierra, Alahna, Lilyann, Natalia, and Makayla; brother Hayden; grandparents Patricia Starr of Palmyra, Linda Howell of Sodus, Donna and Scott Francis of Marion; aunts Nikki (Ben) Frankie and Jami (Jason) Daily Carolyn (Mark) Perez, Diane (Greg) Jolly and several other aunts, uncles, cousins.

Draven was predeceased by his grandfather Michael Howell in 2016.

www.murphyandsonsfuneralhome.com

 

 

Remembrances

Sorry to read tragic news about any Lowes employee. Heroes are not born but made through selfless acts of courage at a moment when split seconds count.  I did not know Draven, but he appears to have been a person many can look up to and remember. Our condolensces to the family for your tragic loss.  Peace be with you always.

Thoughts and Prayers for Draven's Family and Friends who have lost a true Hero! GOD Bless You Draven

My condolences to Draven's family and friends on their loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to them at this difficult time.

A True Hero! God bless you Draven! Rest in Peace

 

Christine

Pricing CoOrdinator

Store #2397

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our deepest condolences and prayer to the family during these difficult times from Lowes store #0080

Oh Father God in the name of Jesus we bow our head before you today to ask that you lift the burden of grief off of the family members, co-workers and friends of young Draven Micheal. My heart is heavy for you all. As we go through a rough time in 2020 with an abundance of death just know that Draven's life will be remembered and his passing was not in vain. Take this time to love on someone next to you. Love, Light and Peace

From Edwardsvill PA 2412

Oh Father God in the name of Jesus we bow our head before you today to ask that you lift the burden of grief off of the family members, co-workers and friends of young Draven Micheal. My heart is heavy for you all. As we go through a rough time in 2020 with an abundance of death just know that Draven's life will be remembered and his passing was not in vain. Take this time to love on someone next to you. Love, Light and Peace

The Best Tragedies Are Conflicts Between a Hero and His Destiny - Aristotle

To a man that I unfortunately did not know personally, your Earthly destiny is complete and the rest of eternity has now begun. Prayers for your loved ones, until you reunite again.

You will be remembered as a Hero!

Nickie, Lowes Associate Realations Team

 

 

 

Praying for all of Draven's family and friends!  For someone to have accomplished all that Draven had accomplished, in his 20 years on this Earth, is nothing short of amazing!  Of course, he didn't give it a second thought, jumping in that water to help!  I am sad that I never met him; however, anyone who did meet him was surely better for knowing him!  May Peace and Comfort come to you all!  Time heals all wounds, but memories ease the way and never go away!

Prayers to Draven and his family. What a heroic act of good and pure kindness and selflessness. Prayers to those at Lowe's who also lost a family member. May God Bless you al.

Bless this team member and his family. He was a true hero. Rest in peace. Watch over your family as a guiding light. Watch over us all, to show us we have the strength to do good. Thank You.

Saw this on the news and thought " wow  what a hero, then saw that he worked for Lowes today........ He died a hero.  Thoughts and prayes to his family and friends...You will miss him, but you all should be very proud

Sending my thoughts and prayers for Draven and his family. John 15:13- Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Very humbling that Draven risked his life for a stranger. He is a true HERO. God Bless him and his family. Lowe's SSC

Our prayers and thoughts are with your family and loved ones at this time. God Bless you sir.

Sending our deepest love and prayers to the family of our beloved Lowe's Family Member Draven, from Lowe's 1913.

Michael Violette

Lowe's 1913 South Burlington 

On behalf of everyone at store 2289, Oneida, NY, our thoughts and prayers are with your store, family and friends at this time,. May they find peace and comfort in knowing your heroism will live on forever and to know GOD has a much bigger plan for you! Shine on Draven, may your legacy lead us all. 

 

GOD BLESS

Middle and high school had their ups and downs but Draven, buddy you were like a brother through everything, thank you for always having everyone's backs, no matter who they were. You really always have been the hero type, you are loved and missed brother.

Our deepest condolences to the loss of Draven. Anyone brave enough to sacrifice themselves for the well-being of another must have been an amazing person. The world could use more people like him!

On the behalf of store #2822 in W.Spring, Texas except our condolences. Our prayers are with you guys. Our prayers and thoughts to Draven's family for loosing a hero.

 

Our condolences to Draven's family for their lost.

 

Millworks Team

Store#3095

 

I didn't know Draven but I've been and employee with Lowes 0097 for 18 yrs, Draven was Certainly a hero to have dove in to save lives of people he didnt know, My Heart goes out the his Family and his Lowes Family. May God bless you all.

 

My thoughts and prayers are with you

A hero is someone who "we" determine to have demonstrated behaviors and decisions that are ethically and emotionally worthy of our awe. We see in them something we think is not in us. Given similar conditions, we "think"we might not make the same moves and decisions they do, so we place them in anelevated place in society or in our minds. (Robert Cipriano Huffington Post)

Draven is one of those extraordinary peoplewho can be called a Hero. My deepest Sympathy to his family.

 

 

 

From store 3350 in Florida, my sincere condolences to the family of that young man. God bless you all!

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Draven and his family. What a selfless act of kindness. Although we have never met, it is obvious that you will be missed. 

Although I did not know you personally we are all family at Lowe's and you are a true hero!  My deepest condolences to all family and friends of Draven.  May you find peace and comfort in the days, weeks and months ahead.  RIP Draven...

Sondra-Store Manager Warsaw, IN store 1615

My thoughts and prayers goes out to his family its not everyday that a person goes out there way to help people or someone but what he did was heroic!!! 

 

 

Psalm 46: 1-3 

 

God Bless, 

 

Mark Miller FDC 1427 Hagerstown,MD  

Draven was a true hero and will always be remembered in our hearts! God bless his family during this time, your LOWES family in 2668 will never forget you. 

Hero

 

I never knew you, but thank you for making such a profound impact on the lives that you saved. 

 

Rest in peace. 

I am so sorry for your loss.  I didn't know Draven but he sounds like he was a very thoughtful and caring young man.  I lost my son a few months back and even though I know that he is in a much better place, I still miss him so much.  I pray that God will give you and your family  peace beyond all understanding.  Praying for you.

Store #1718

Greenville, SC

My name is Brian Johnson from Store 1540 here in California. On behalf of myself the store and our MST team we are truly sorry to hear of this tragedy. Draven is nothing short of an angel and hero beyond measure. His courageous acts show how amazing of a young man Draven was. An example for all in helping those in need. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family!

 

"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear. But the triumph over it"

Nelson Mandela 

 

 

Draven Triumphed over his fears and saved lives. Something that should and will always be honored!

A true hero. To give your life in the process of saving another... Your place in heaven is awaiting for you good man.

After reading about you i felt that how heroic you were and to save someone other's life you lost this world but i believe you were the child of god who is on a better planet than ours.My deepest heartfelt condolences to the loved ones.

There is no greater gift than to give your life in Service to Another. No doubt he will be missed.

Out Thoughts and Prayers go out to his Family and to his Lowes Family from Store #2235

 

Thoughts and Prayers from all of us from Lowes #535 in Oklahoma City, Ok. He sounds like an amazing and courageous person to have done what he did. Thank you for sharing his story.

Prayers to your family as they go through this hard time but know heaven is a much better place . Also you are what I would call a true HERO!!!!!!!!

My condolences to the family that raised this fine young man. He truly inpsires us all with his heroic act.

God bless him and his family.

So very sorry for your loss. He was mighty brave to risk his life. His family should be very proud!!!

So sorry to hear about this sudden and tragic loss. May God bring strength and comfort to his family during this difficult time. Thank you Draven for having the courage to offer the life saving aid that you provided.

Rest in Peace angel.  You will be missed

Awesome to have someone like this work with us, his sacrifice shows his great love. Our nation is great because of sons (and daughters) like Draven. May the almighty comfort your family for you are at rest. In Jesus name. Amen

I WOULD LIKE TO RECOGNIZE AN OUTSTANDING YOUNG MAN WITH HEART AND SOUL. YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE ON A BATTLEFIELD TO SEE AND FEEL DIVERSITY AND TO BE A HERO . THAT IS WHAT I FEEL THAT DRAVEN HAD MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE FOR THOSE INNOCENT LIVES HE SAVED. I HAVE SEEN DEATH ON THE BATTLEFIELD BUT NOTHING CAN PREPARE YOURSELF WHEN IT HAPPEN'S AT HOME WHERE YOU LIVE. FOR THOSE FAMILIES THAT HE HAS TOUCHED, HE WILL BE REMEMBERED ALL THE DAY'S OF THEIR LIVES. TO HIS FAMILY, MY PRAYER'S AND BLESSING'S AT THIS MOMENT IN TIME, I HOPE YOU WILL BE STRONG FOR YOURSELVES AND FOR DRAVEN. FROM MYSELF AND STORE #3279 IN KAHULUI, MAUI, HAWAII, MAY GOD'S BLESSING'S BE UPON ALL OF YOU AS DRAVEN WATCHES OVER YOU. WE SAY IN THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS -"SEMPER FIDELIS" WHICH MEANS "ALWAYS FAITHFUL". BLESS YOU DRAVEN.

 

 

Such a tragedic story of someone in which I have not known but as so many others have said before me is that he truly a HERO!  I want to share my blessings and comfort to the entire family and friends& co-workers to everyone which knew Draven.    I pray that God gives each and everyone peace and comfort at this time and know that Draven his memories will not be forgotten.  Blessings from my family to yours at this time!  Bill @ Store 2471 in Bryant AR

What an amazing story, I'm sure even a more amazing person. From store 719 in Southern Maryland, thank you for everything. Prayers up for the family in this hard time. <3

we didnt know you Draven but im sure you was a great guy as it showed. May Your family find peace knowing your in a beautiful place from all of us at store 0757

Please offer my condolances to the family . sounds he was a terrific man, a hero .

So sorry for your loss. 

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of this beloved hero. He will be truly missed.

Wow. What an amazing sacrifice. There is no greater love than this . . . to lay down one's life . . .

I wish I could've known Draven. Anyone willing to do that for another (stranger or friend) is truly the best.

My prayers go out to his family and hope that peace can come in time.

It takes a real hero to risk there life for a complete stranger.  Draven, you are that true hero.  You will be truely missed by all Lowe's family.  Rest in peace.

WANT TO SEND MY CONDOLENCE TO THE FAMILY AND HIS STORE WHAT A BRAVE MAN TO RIST HIS LIFE TO SAVE OTHER

In our minds, you are the definition of Hero and this represents what a selfless gentleman you were.  How blessed this earth is for having you and now eventhough you may be physically gone, you will never leave the millions of hearts you have touched and will forever look upon all of us as a blessed Guardian Angel.

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