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

I am so sorry for the loss of such a young life.  Sounds like he was an amazing man and a hero up to the end.  My thoughts and prayers are with both, his family...and his Lowe's family. 

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends"  John 15:13

Draven,  May the Lord take you up to His Kingdon in Heaven.

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Though I did not have the privilege to know him he is a true example of bravery and valor. Rest in Peace Draven.  

Thank You For Your Heroic Actions! I Hope Youre In A Better Place!

Sending love and support from Lowe's 2583 Palm Desert CA

Draven sacrifice his own life to save others my Condolences to his Love ones and his co-workers at Lowes 

Very hurtful to hear a young man lost his life and the mist of it, save another life. Very sorry for the lost of his family.

 

R.I.P

 

 

Draven

I am a member of the Lowe's family from Indianapolis IN, SSC. I want to extend my sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Draven. I've never met him, but this story moved my heart and brought me to tears. I am very sorry for your loss, and his efforts truly inspired me to give back. The sacrifice he made will be ingrained in my spirit, moving forward. Thank you, Draven, for having an impact on my life, you've left a footprint in my heart. May you rest in peace

This man was a shining example of what it really means to serve others. He is an inspiration and his life should be celebrated, by going out and serving our fellow brothers and sisters selflessly like Draven did. His story challenges us to be better, to serve all who need it and to be better individuals. I never had the chance to meet, or work with him, however, hearing this story, I was touched and compelled to say words of respect to our fallen brother. Though I did not know him personally, from the touching comments made by his friends, family, coworkers, and others, his life is a perfect example of the type of person we should all try and be. God bless him and may he rest in power. My condolences for everyones loss. For it truely is a loss for the world when we lose such a shining beacon of righteousness.

I did not know this young man Draven.But when ever you lost a member of your team. It is always a heart broken. Prays from the Hogan-Guidry family.

 

 

Draven thank you for being a selfless human being. 

Love and blessings to the family

 

Dee store 0580

I didn't know Draven. However I wish I had. There are never any words that can replace the grief when you have such a loss. I hope you can take solice in knowing that the Dravens of the world is the only reason we all survive. His ability to put the needs of others above his own will stand as an example for us all.

 

God Bless Draven May he rest in peace.

Thank you to this man for his heroism, and many thoughts, prayers, and condolences to his family and friends. So sorry for your loss.

 

Mark Davis

Lowe's Store #2224

Sebring, Fl

This is Tyrone i work in the Lumber department at store 2249. I would like to take this time out to express my deepest condolences to Dravens family May God Bless you all and keep you safe. RIP DRAVEN !!!!!

my thoughts and prayers for his family and his lowes family what an exceptional young man to not even give it a second thought to help others in a bad situation. Especially in the way our world is at the moment you all should be extremely proud. Again my sinseriest symompothy for you loss

What a HEROIC and brave young man. He jumped in to help those young ladies without regard to his own safety. He is the age of my 2 boys so it really hits home what was sacrificed. I know you are in heaven now and heaven is better with you in it but we on earth are worse off without you here with us. I am praying for the family, his store family, and Draven. RIP Draven. You are and will always be a hero. GOD BLESS>

Going out a hero yes sir! You truly gained your place in the heavens. Prayers for the family and for our LOWE'S family! Store #2853

Draven,

I'm so proud to have been blessed to be your Aunt.

You always have had a very special place in my heart.

Your smile was contagious !! I'm going to miss it terribly. 

I love you forever and am so so proud of you buddy.

And don't think I forgot about the fishing date I owe you.

It will happen some day , till that day , you will be inbedded 

In my heart ❤ I miss you so much already!!

  I love you Draven ,

Your Aunt Tina 

 

 

Draven,

I'm so proud to have been blessed to be your Aunt.

You always have had a very special place in my heart.

Your smile was contagious !! I'm going to miss it terribly. 

I love you forever and am so so proud of you buddy.

And don't think I forgot about the fishing date I owe you.

It will happen some day , till that day , you will be inbedded 

In my heart ❤ I miss you so much already!!

  I love you Draven ,

Your Aunt Tina 

 

 

Our families lost a hero (Draven) on July 3,2020. Our heartfelt condolences to everyone. Heaven gained an angel. We are all going to miss him greatly. Rest well Great nephew rest well. Gone to soon

 

You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

 God bless us all.

 

Love you all.

 

 

Chris, so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers and thought.

Chris, so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers and thought.

R.I.P Draven. You were always a good friend to me and awesome to work with. im Going to cherish the memories that we had together. fly high brother rest easy

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