News Release - Statement from Mayor Warren on the Passing of Donald Starver

City of Rochester 


News Release

 (Saturday, April 18, 2020) – It is with a heavy heart that I share the news of the passing of my friend and former colleague, Donald Starver. I join with many of our citizens who are mourning the loss of this exceptionally kind and giving man who was taken from us far too soon.  A native of Pittsburgh, PA, Donald made Rochester his home and shared his heart with so many throughout the Flower City. He served as the City of Rochester’s Deputy Director of Communications and Special Events from 2014 to 2017. He was a member of Rochester’s My Brother’s Keeper and Pillars of Hope initiatives, mentoring many of our city’s young boys and men of color and providing positive support to city students. Donald’s legacy will be deep and lasting; as one who was always seeking to aid those in need. I offer my condolences to his family and many friends and associates in City government and throughout our community.


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