Sally "Our Gal Sal" Starr

Funeral Information

Home: Atco, NJ
Date of Death: January 27, 2013
Place of Birth: Kansas City, MO
Birthdate: January 25, 1923
Age: 90
Funeral Service: Monday, February 04, 2013 8:00 PM Costantino Funeral Home, Berlin Boro, NJ
Visitation: Monday, February 4, 2013 5:00-8:00PM at Costantino Funeral Home, Berlin Boro, NJ

Biography

Gray,
Sally "Sally Starr"

"Our Gal Sal" (Nee Beller) On January 27, 2013 longtime resident of Atco, NJ. Passed away from natural causes. Age 90 years.  Beloved wife of the late Mark Gray.  Dear sister of Mary Boyd (Jerry), the late Juanita Woods, Mildred Beller and Helen Maras.  Also survived by her namesake Sally Hodgkins of FL, many nieces, nephews, and friends, especially Tom and Fran Garrity & family. Born Alleen Mae Beller in 1923 to parents Charles and Bertha Beller, she had her name legally changed to Sally Starr in 1941. Sally will be remembered for her long running TV show "Pop Eye Theatre" on WFIL TV Channel 6, which is now WPVI, for 20 years. On the two-hour weekday variety show, Sally introduced cartoons, Popeye, the Three Stooges, and celebrity guests to a generation of young people. She became recognized for her trademark spangled, fringed cowgirl costume.  In 1972 and Sally retired to Florida, where in 1987 a fire destroyed her home and her treasured broadcast memorabilia. While residing in Atco, Sally earned a living from personal appearances and selling airtime on her "High Noon" radio show that aired on Sundays. She hosted the Vineland show on radio station WVLT into her 80s. Until 2011 she hosted her radio show on Thursday evenings from Fairchild's Restaurant on WVLT 92.1 where she thrilled callers and restaurant patrons alike with her wonderful personality.  Sally was also a member of the Philadelphia Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame.  The family will receive relatives, friends, and fans Monday evening 5:00PM at the COSTANTINO FUNERAL HOME 231 W. WHITE HORSE PIKE BERLIN, NJ 08009. Funeral Service 8:00PM. Interment will take place privately for family only. For additional information or to email condolences, please visit CostantinoFH.com.



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Joseph Garrity 2013-01-28 22:10:32
My thoughts and prayers go out to Sally's sister Mary ..My Mom Fran Garrity and ALL Sally's friends and Fans ... May we all have comfort knowing Sally LOVED everyone .. She is home now riding her horse POW ..May she rest in peace and watch over all until we meet again ...Heaven has another ANGEL. Miss you Sally Love ya lots ... Joseph Garrity of West Berlin NJ
Donna Rose 2013-01-29 01:54:17
Thanks for all the wondeful childhood memories. Thanks for the Popeye show,and all the hours of your baby sitting. RIDE like the wind Sally. Love Luck & Lollipops forever. GDCAR
Melinda Haller 2013-01-29 02:03:24
I have the best memories of you Miss Sally Starr! RIP
Kim Leppo Weibley 2013-01-29 03:07:04
From Cherry Hill to Ontaulaunee Park to Florida and back to N.J.what a ride! What an "honor" and great "fun" being friends with you. Rest peacefully in the arms of the Lord, Ninny. We will all miss your smiling face!
melissa 2013-01-29 03:19:28
I can remember my grand mom always talking about you and het when you two would be hanging together R.I.P :( sally star you will shine just like all the other stars in the sky
Elaine Costantino 2013-01-29 03:27:56
My sincere sympathy to Sally's family and friends on her passing. One of my fondest childhood memories is being a huge fan of Sally Starr and her TV show. She will always be my "Starr" in the heavens.
JeanAnn Pezzetti 2013-01-29 03:38:22
Rest in peace. Oh,how I loved the beautiful cowgirl who used to babysit me before school on the Popeye Theater. My mom would have to leave for work, & I would sit eating my breakfast watching the most beautiful cowgirl ever. Long blond hair worn in a ponytail under your white cowgirl hat, I've loved you for many years. Seeing you signing autographs in the Berlin Farmers Market, I was so excited to stand in line for my turn of an autographed photo of "our girl Sal." When I told you that you were still as beautiful as I remembered, you finished signing & turned to me & said," Why,Jeannie, you are just as sweet and dear as I remember you!Love,Luck & Lollipops." You will always be a beautiful memory of my childhood, and I am so sad that you are gone. I look forward to seeing you in Heaven one day. Sleep peacefully, my beautiful Sally Starr.
Darlene and Bob Madara 2013-01-29 07:52:56
My heart goes out to Sally's sister Mary and her family. I am so sad about Sally. I am happy she is at peace now. I am honored to say I was a great friend of hers. We had the pleasure of playing music with her in a band. We ate dinner at her house. She was a great cook. We stay at her home to help her out after her car accident and the lists goes on and on. Many memories. I will always have Sally in my heart and will remember her always. Love ya Sally. Until we meet again. Like a quote of yours "May the Good Lord be blessing you and your family. Bye for now." Me and my husband Crazy Bob can't wait to celebrate with you again in God's glorious heaven. RIP Sally. you will never be forgotten.
terry hignett 2013-01-29 12:27:24
sally you have always been so loved i will never forget you as a child you lit my eyes up on tv rip you are one of many angels in heaven now
Ron Howanich 2013-01-29 13:00:09
Only loving memories of my favorite gal. You were always so kind to me and taught me how to dream. The first time that I spent time with you, I remember you telling me that you have lived all of your dreams. May you rest in peace.
Linda Young 2013-01-29 15:45:05
Thanks for all the memories from my childhood,sally. You were on TV when there were good shows to watch...every afternoon after school...Rest in Peace Linda Young
Mikki & Billy Scamoffa 2013-01-29 16:07:52
"Funny how time slips away.." We have enjoyed having you as a friend and will always love you,Sally. See you again someday...
Cathy LeConey Stoneking 2013-01-29 16:34:54
Thanks for all the great memories! Ride on up to heaven to the welcoming arms of GOD.
Dianna Kelly 2013-01-29 18:23:10
Many many happy Memories of my childhood are tied to Sally Starr. Love, luck and lollipops to you in heaven.
Jen king 2013-01-29 18:30:37
You will be missed Sally Star....
Darrell "Double D" 2013-01-29 18:34:42
My sincere condolences to the family of Sally Start and family. I was very fortunate to have known Sally performing some great shows for Sally during the 80's when house was destroyed by fire. Sally was very gracious and humble. I will miss her beautiful smile with her ever loving Popeye doll. Bless you Sally with thevgrace of God always! Darrell "Double D" Soltesz www.DarrellSoltesz.com
Darrell "Double D" 2013-01-29 18:36:55
My sincere condolences to the family of Sally Starr and her family. I was very fortunate to have known Sally performing some great shows for Sally during the 80's when house was destroyed by fire. Sally was very gracious and humble. I will miss her beautiful smile with her ever loving Popeye doll. Bless you Sally with thevgrace of God always! Darrell "Double D" Soltesz www.DarrellSoltesz.com
Tom Newnam 2013-01-29 20:07:29
When I was ten, dear Sally, I appeared on your show (WFIL 1957) to have you hand over the reins of a wonderful Shetland pony that I had won, in your 'Make a cattle-brand out of your initials' contest. My pony was more than a dream come true. She (you) taught me that when we honor our heart's desires and follow our dreams - respectfully, trustingly, and persistently...the benevolent universe will respond. Thank you dear, amazing Sally Starr. I am but one of so many, many, (a little older now:) kids who adored you... and took your kind words and lessons to heart. And we all - world wide - know you are dancing with the (other) angels now...all the while and forever more living in our hearts. I offer my deepest condolences to your immediate family and special loved ones. You made a huge, and most loving, difference, in the world - for the world, Sally. Thank you, forever. Rest in Peace, my dearest "teacher" and way-shower.
Cindi Aele 2013-01-29 20:28:42
Grew up watching Sally Starr. Had the pleasure of meeting her in 2005 when she helped me to host a benefit for my brother Jim Reeves who was suffering stage 4 colon cancer. She was instrumental in making his benefit a huge success. Thank you Sally, love you and you will be missed. Cindi Abele REM5S9
donna 2013-01-29 21:11:03
i grew up watching our gal sal, every day ..i saw her in a parade in bordentown ,nj a few yrs ago and it brought back my childhood,,RIP , you will aways be remembered fondly
Mary & George Wrigley 2013-01-29 21:23:28
Hi fellow Sally Starr fans. TONS of fans are saddened by the passing of this special lady. When my husband and I were getting married, we went to see a catering hall in Northeast Philly at an "open house" type of event one evening. Low and behold at the desk was Our Gal Sal! What a thrill and, yes, we booked the hall! Sympathies to the family -- we'll all grieve with you. Sally was one SPECIAL lady.
Helen Hanna 2013-01-29 21:29:56
Thank you for your years has Sally Star. Happy January Birthday. My birthday is January 2.
Debbie Stackhouse 2013-01-29 21:34:45
My heart is saddened at yor passing. I look forward to meeting you in person is heaven. You were a big part of my childhood.
Mike Lanzalotti 2013-01-29 22:24:16
Next to my Mother and my Aunt Angie there was nobody more important in my life. With our gal Sal we always felt safe, warm, and loved. Heaven is a happier place now that Angel Sally has her wings.
Lewis Family 2013-01-29 22:35:07
I grew up watching Sally Starr, all through my childhood , after school! God bless the family of this wonderful Lady! RIP Sally you will never be forgotten<3
Helene Pennington 2013-01-29 22:36:00
I remeber meeting Sally at Babe's villiage inn. such a sweet lady and she will be missed by many.
joe sangataldo 2013-01-29 22:41:37
Always from when I was three years old Sally has been MY GAL SAL
Richard Engle 2013-01-29 23:24:16
Dear Aunt Sally, I was so thrilled to meet you in 1996 at the Hilton in Valley Forge,Pa. As everyone it the world, I have been through many things in my life. If not for your wonderful philosophy about life I believe they would have been much more difficult to deal with. I love you, I miss you, and I pray for your safe journey to heaven. May each hair on your head be a candle to light the way for you. Your friend always, I love you Aunt Sally, Richard
Donna Kaminski 2013-01-29 23:29:16
Sally Starr was a wonderful part of my childhood. Seeing her on television, mornings before I went to school or on days off, she inspired me, let me know that girls could do anything! She will live on and on in our fond memories. I send her family love and peace ~ she is a Starr in heaven now!
Debbie Ciancarelli 2013-01-29 23:57:14
Thank you Sally for afternoons spent watching your show as I grew up and for the chance to meet you at the North Italy Club in Vineland. You were, and will always be, much loved.
Barbara 2013-01-30 00:06:00
So many wonderful hours were spent being entertained by a truly great person.Her love of children was always evident. I had the opportunity to meet her and she was very gracious to her fans. She will be missed
Barbara 2013-01-30 00:06:41
So many wonderful hours were spent being entertained by a truly great person.Her love of children was always evident. I had the opportunity to meet her and she was very gracious to her fans. She will be missed
Barbara 2013-01-30 00:06:42
So many wonderful hours were spent being entertained by a truly great person.Her love of children was always evident. I had the opportunity to meet her and she was very gracious to her fans. She will be missed
J Lough 2013-01-30 00:10:15
Thank-you Aunt Sally for all the years you hosted Popeye Theater and for the events you went to. What a thrill it was walking on Kings Highway in Haddonfield one day and I looked over and there you were driving down Kings Highway in your convertable wearing your cow girl out fit . As I looked over you waved to me and smiled ... and I waved back .What a thrill that was. You were always so beautiful so nice so real to everyone you met . So glad I was of the generation that was lucky enough to have you come into our homes weekday nights . Lots of Love Luck and Lollipops and May the Good Lord be Blessing you and your family.
joann budden 2013-01-30 00:17:36
rip sally star
The Chief 2013-01-30 00:22:03
I was very privledged and honored to know Sally, over the past several years, we shared numerous personal appearances together from the radio station WVLT, and always had a great time doing them. I will surely miss her, and her down to earth comments that she said from the heart. Sally never mixed words, she said what she meant, and meant what she said. She inspired many people, she brought so much love, laughter and happiness into thousands of peoples lives. She had such a great out look in life, and always took time to meet and greet the kids around her. She considered all of us who grew up watching her on TV, "her kids"! You have certainly earned your place in heaven Sally, for all the joy and happiness you have brought into all of our lives. Love, Luck and Lollipos Sally, and till we meet again! May you Rest in Peace!
Kathy Ritchie Jacquot 2013-01-30 00:54:51
Sally Starr sits in my memory as a beloved friend. I remember watching her, when I was young, and truly believed she was talking directly to me. She was an inspiration to me in childhood and as an adult. I feel I have lost an important part of my childhood. Sally, you truly will be missed. Love, Luck and Lollipops, xxx.
Donna Budden 2013-01-30 00:55:13
I remember watching her every morning before going to school.She was a big part of memories from my childhood.
Carol 2013-01-30 01:13:00
I grew from a little tomboy to a budding young woman watching you. Your grace and soft spoken voice as you shared with all of us, I treasure as you taught and live your heart's love! AND in the end love is all that matters, With much gratitude
Charlie Thomas 2013-01-30 01:24:53
My sympathies to the family of Sally Starr.As a young child I tuned in everyday,she was so beautiful.Loved the cartoons too.She was like my "mother" figure when my mom wasnt around,so I am DEEPLY saddened at this time,I will never forget her
Earl and Susan (Harrell) Whaley 2013-01-30 01:59:41
As children, both of us would watch Sally Starr every day when we got home from school. We both LOVED Sally! Sally may have not had her own children, but she had thousands of "adopted" children who loved her very much. Our thoughts are with her family! Sally, God Bless You for all of the fun times we shared with you - your "Kids" from Newark, Delaware
Charlene Axelson 2013-01-30 02:12:26
Thanks for the wonderful childhood memories! A true Star!
william geiges 2013-01-30 02:16:51
As a small boy i watched Sally on t.v. and i saw her in person about 40 yrs. ago at the town theater , she rode her horse down the ramp !! God Bless and keep you Our gal sal !!
mike and elaine campana 2013-01-30 02:21:42
We met you at the country palace on our harleys you were awesome rest in peace to an awesome lady
Mark 2013-01-30 02:21:43
I wonder if you had any idea how many hearts you touched. You were a true original and a pioneer. God bless you.
Dana Pomante 2013-01-30 02:31:19
When my family moved to Delaware, Sally Starr's show was the first show my brother and I saw and we fell in love with her! R.I.P. Sally! Thanks for all the great times!
Barbara Gliniak-Mowen 2013-01-30 02:46:18
You will be missed our Gal Sal...You gave us so many wonderful hours of fun. There is a new Angel in heaven..
Alfred Pomante 2013-01-30 02:46:59
I used to watch Sally Starr (our gal Sal) every weekday at 4PM . Her shows were always entertaing & you learned from watching her show , she even had my Father on for Fire Prevention week he was a Lietutent in the Phila. Fire Dept.
Jennifer Garrity 2013-01-30 03:08:25
You will always be remembered! As my grandmothers best friend, I'm glad that I had the pleasure of knowing you. Rest in peace Sally! Your family and friends are in my prayers as they try to cope with your loss. Please watch over them and guide them through this trying time with your loss. You have lived a beautiful life! (((Hugs)))
Andrea deCento 2013-01-30 03:21:36
I will never forget Sally Starr. She is one of my fondest childhood memories. Thank you for many wonderful years!!
Donna 2013-01-30 04:09:53
Our Gal Sal was the best - she made us all feel special when we watched her every day. My sympathies go out to her family. RIP Sally Starr
Mike Rivers 2013-01-30 04:16:38
I rejoice when I reflect upon my memories of this Great Lady. Thank you, Sally. Our Gal Sal, Requiescat in Pace, how we love you.
Helene Masiko 2013-01-30 04:35:26
As a Philadelphia Police Officer's daughter, I got to meet Sally, sat on her lap and had photos taken at the Thrill Show. I adored Sally Starr. Never missed her show. Wanted to be her when I grew up. I've grown up. I'm not her. No one will ever fill her cowgirl boots. God Bless you "Our Gal Sal"!
charles mack 2013-01-30 04:37:26
Thank you Sally for being a part of my childhood.
Lisa Ridolfo 2013-01-30 04:49:21
My greatest childhood memories were watching you Sally Starr before school, it was like you talked directly to me and you made me happy because I didn't like school. In my later years I got to see and talk to you at the Berlin Market and at Marconi plaza what a joy that was to actually talk to you, all my dreams came true both times and I will treasure the autographed picture of you. Rest in Peace up in Heaven along with my Mom and someday we will all be together again.
Linda Serrano 2013-01-30 05:06:57
You have been a Long Time friend and Good memories we had at My Brothers'in Cape may and You and mary are together in Heaven Now Love You Linda <3
Flash Rosenberg 2013-01-30 05:08:57
I loved the Sally Starr show. She was so feisty, boisterous, sly and loving. There was something so weird and wholesome about her, she was a personification of life.
Jeanette Bartha 2013-01-30 05:25:05
Sally you are and always will be the best. Many, many little girl smiles you put on my face.
Bernadette Haley-Ecke 2013-01-30 05:54:55
I grew up watching Sally Starr on TV and we went to a park just off Baltimore Pike near Media, Pa, to watch her perform.She will always be remembered by myself and my family. My deepest sympathy to her family.
Colleen Sherman 2013-01-30 06:37:04
Rest In Peace.. I can hear everyone saying MY GAL SAL ... its amazing how many people remember watching you in the tri state area :)
Aileen Epstein 2013-01-30 07:16:13
I loved watching your show when I was a kid. Now you will not only be Sally Starr on TV, but a Shining Star in heaven. Rest in Peace.
Ray Ray 2013-01-30 09:25:13
Thank you for the fond memories as a child and for being a wonderful influence R.I.P Sally
Karen Wert 2013-01-30 09:35:03
You were a big part in a lot of Philadelphia Baby Boomers' young lives, Sally. Now, you are with God. Rest in Peace.
norman moy 2013-01-30 09:37:27
I remember Our Gal Sal as being a pure hearted show that kids today have missed out on she was more than just a host for popeye theatre she represented herself with class that will never be displayed for todays kids.God Bless her Spirit there will never be another Sally
Karen 2013-01-30 10:57:45
I remember whatching Sally on TV as often as I was able to as a kid. She always made me feel important. She was so beautiful . I wanted to be just like her. She added a wonderful piece to my childhood that I will never forget. Thanks ,Sally for your selfless and heartwarming life. Love and miss you.
Susan Bottenfield Woods 2013-01-30 12:23:01
My heartfelt prayers go out to your family. I have the most wonderful memories that you made for me through the T.V. every afternoon. I could not wait til I got my Cowgirl outfit on and my six-shooters and I was you. You were my Teacher and Role Model and I know I am a better person because of it. Fast forward to 2002 and I was getting married in a Western Wedding to my Country singing Cowboy. I called you and asked you to come to my Wedding and you did. In the past 10 years, everyone talks about you being there for me at my Wedding and their memories of you. That was and is the Best day of my Life. Your picture sits proudly on my desk and not a day goes by that I don't think about the joy you brought to this Cowgirl's heart! I love you and miss you!
Bill Patzig 2013-01-30 12:30:21
Thank you for always being there when I got home from school. It was great to know that a friendly would be on the TV every day of the week. I especially remember you Sal come riding your horse into our church Carnival. Rest In Peace.
Fran Garrity Schliminger 2013-01-30 12:34:49
Sally – Thank you for being such a special part of our family. Although not related by blood, you were like family to us. I will always remember the special times at family functions, at the live broadcast of your radio show and the many times you would just stop and pick up a bucket of chicken and stop at my parents’ house just to hang out. Thank you for the special attention you gave to my sister Mary. She would listen to your radio show, knowing you would say hi and send out special dedications to her. But most of all thank you for being such a great friend to my mom. While we were all sad to see you go, we knew it was time. No more suffering, no more pain. I am thankful that mom was able to be by your side with your sister Mary during your final moments. May you rest in peace, share your “love luck and lollipops” with everyone in heaven and those of us still here on earth. May my parents and my sister MaryBeth find peace in knowing how important they were to you. May your memories continue to bring smiles to the faces of your many friends and fans. May you continue to watch over those who loved you. We love you Sally! Love, Fran Garrity Schliminger
Walt 2013-01-30 13:57:04
I will always remember and cherish the memories I have of Sally Starr. Love, Walt
JMM Barkovich 2013-01-30 14:04:38
Not only did my twin sister and I religously watch Sally Starr's Popeye Theater each afternoon on channel 6, we delighted in meeting her yearly at the Our Lady of Perpetual Help fair. I still remember the day her show "disappeared" from channel 6 - what a sad afternoon that was. Big smooch to our gal Sal, may you rest in God's arms, and know you are still loved and remembered.
Judy 2013-01-30 14:24:39
Sally -- thanks for all the wonderful memories. May the Good Lord be blessing YOU and your family. Bye for now... ♥
Audrey 2013-01-30 14:35:35
Thank you for bringing smiles during a very challenging time.
Eileen 2013-01-30 15:14:01
Just wanted to send our Gal Sal's family my sympathy. She is such a part the childhood memories of all the kids of,the 50 - 60's. May she rest in peace.
Greg 2013-01-30 16:47:27
Sally THANKS for being a part of my childhood. And they say TV rots your brain. RIP
Jeanette 2013-01-30 18:05:01
Loved watching your show when I was a kid with Popeye, and the 3 stooges. RIP Sally love and lollipops.
Ron Staller 2013-01-30 18:22:14
The power and love for Our Gal Sal...I was four years old and my mother was taking me to have my tonsils out. As you would expect when the nun came to collect me I started to scream and held on tight to my mother, until the nun whispered in my ear. I promptly let go of my mother and without even a wave good-bye I disappeared into the ward ahead of the nun. When my mother asked the nun what she said to me the nun simply replied that they had Sally Starr on the TV and I needed to get down the hall or I would miss her. And off I went into the unknown, because I knew Sally Starr was at the end of the hall waiting for me. May God Bless and Keep Sally Starr.
Sandy DeGeorge 2013-01-30 19:12:47
I was four years old when I saw Sally Star at an ice cream stand. I was so excited to see her. I will never for get that day 48 years ago. She was such a beautiful lady. Thank you Sally for all the joy you brought to me when I was a little girl.
Mary Hyland 2013-01-30 19:25:05
Thanks for all the fun when I was a little girl, Sally. And thanks for sending me your book, autographed. May the Good Lord be blessing you.
Mary Hyland 2013-01-30 19:25:07
Thanks for all the fun when I was a little girl, Sally. And thanks for sending me your book, autographed. May the Good Lord be blessing you.
Marilyn Alles 2013-01-30 19:28:12
Just a long time fan saying thank you Sally for your wholesome entertainment and your love of America.
Sylva Smith 2013-01-30 20:07:45
I've never known life without Sally Starr. I had the great honor of seeing her in person at least 5 times in my life and she was always sweet and gracious to everyone. When she opened Popeye Theater with "I hope you feel as good as you look, 'cause you sure look good to your gal Sal," I thought she could actually see me in my living room! I hope she is watching us all and reading everything written about her so she knows how much she was adored. Bye for now Sal... see you again one day.
Andrea Kline 2013-01-30 20:18:17
No afternoon was complete without watching Sally Starr. May her memory be a blessing.
frankie Gigs 2013-01-30 21:32:25
Could not wait to see her every day after school.She warmed my heart with great warmth, there will never be another Gal Sal, I love you Sally. 8GGD3M
Charles & Patricia Ritchie 2013-01-30 21:53:52
Our gal Sal was a part of our growing up - she was a wonderful personality with a smile that could melt any heart and light up the world.
FLOYD DYER 2013-01-30 23:03:46
My sincere condolences to Sally's family and friends. Had the pleasure on several occassions to play piano for Sally when she would come out to the clubs and support live country music..I so enjoyed her smile, personality and wit. Such a sharp minded lady who loved to tell her stories of how she made it in the business, along with all the problems...Much respected and loved...I will miss you young lady...Remember our inside joke about dating each other just to start a rumor...That was hilarious...I will miss you. FLoyd
Kathy Coll 2013-01-31 00:05:00
I am a fan and grew up with Sally Starr. I lived in Philly when I was young and viewed her program the most. She was the smoochienest, we all just loved her! I can't believe she was so close as I've lived in Blue Anchor now for 17 yrs. & didn't realize how close she was. God Bless Sally Starr, "love, luck and lollipops!"
June Adrion 2013-01-31 01:33:08
Lots of good memories growing up watching Our Gal Sal on Popeye Theater...got to see her many times in person over the years; the last time was a couple of years ago at an antique store in Hammonton where she was doing her radio broadcast live...that was a wonderful surprise. Another time she was appearing at G-Boys, my Dad wanted to see her, he was in a wheelchair and when we got there she came over started talking to him and my Mom, then she put her arms around my Dad and we took their picture...that really made his day...Thank You! RIP, God Bless and thanks for the memories…Love, Luck and Lollipops.
Sandy Adrion 2013-01-31 02:25:24
Our Gal Sal will certainly be missed. She was such a nice lady, as we met her several times and she was so kind to my Dad who had had a stroke. We took him to see her at G-Boys and she could not have been nicer. She got up from signing her autographs, to get a picture taken with my Dad and Mom. I remember when we were young and couldn't wait to get home from school to watch her at 4pm on Channel 6 each day. She will be missed. God Bless Our Gal Sal. Love, Luck & Lollipops!
Richard Pattanite,Jr. 2013-01-31 11:01:56
'Our gal Sal' will be remembered for the countless apprearances she appeared in the Burlington County area especially yearly at the Zurbrugg Hospital Spring fair and the Willingboro Plaza at the Fox Theater. My Saturdays were filled with fun not only watching her show in the morning and seeing her in person in the afternoon along with other Channel 6 local children show hosts like Cheif Halftown and Gene London. My wife was also in the audience unknown at that time watching the same shows. May you rest in peace and thanks for all the joy we gave us for the "Philly kids of the 60's and 70's. E92TH4
Tammy McMahon 2013-01-31 13:50:39
I remember meeting this special lady at my elementary school when I was a little girl. I've wanted a pair of cowgirl boots ever since. Rest in peace Sally :-)
cindy Heggan 2013-01-31 15:05:23
Wow, Oh Miss Sally,what sweet-kind memories you've returned to me, in the early 1960's I lived on w.h.pike in Berlin, the new Heritage store opened in the plaza..mom sent my with my red wagon & baby Vic to get Gal of milk (heavy glass jug) We watched you every day ,we all Loved you, so Pretty & kind words,Imagine You were at Heritages for Grand-opening with the Oscar Mayer Wiener mobile & YOU were More Beautiful ,we had black/white T.v, So You were truly more beautiful in-person and still sooo kind and smiley & waving & throwing Kisses to everyone Sweet-sweet politeness,kindness & Beauty all in one..NO ONE will ever fill your boots,Thank-You for being our Life-time Friend,mentor & Mother Superior all in one..Love, Luck & LOLLIPOPS. Kisses & HUGS..c.Heggan(Neill) Oklahoma
Bernice 2013-01-31 15:28:23
My energetic 3 year old blue eyed blond little boy sitting still for her entire tv show giving his mom her chance to put her feet up and rest for a whole hour
Kathy M 2013-01-31 17:00:24
You continue to give an eternity of smiles & memories. So glad to have grown up with Our Gal Sal. Keep smiling on us all.
john mosley jr 2013-01-31 17:23:31
sendin my prayers to her family and friends,i met her once in elmer,nj,sshe was a sweet old lady.R.I.P sally
Renee Reynolds 2013-01-31 21:17:47
What can i say. I grew up watching Sally Starr. She was my favorite female personality and that will never change. She was a beautiful and loving person. Love Lucks and Lollipops Sally
Gary Peacock 2013-01-31 21:28:16
Sally came to my hometown high school in Bridgeton circa 1954-55. My sister and a friend of hers took me along. In the following years I would watch her show near religiously. God Bless You, Sal...and Thanks. :)
Ferne E. Knauss 2013-01-31 22:47:53
Memories of watching Sally Starr on TV when I was little, the joy of appearing on her show, having my own Sally Starr doll and my own Sally Starr outfit including a special cowboy hat that I would walk up and down the back patio for hours and hours are definitely among my most treasured and happy childhood memories. Thank you for your loving smile and allowing your fans to share your life always. RIP Sally Starr and know you are forever loved.
Tom Kelley 2013-01-31 23:09:12
My condolences on your loss. Although I did not know her personally. I don't know how many days I watched and enjoyed her as a youngster. Tom Kelley 61 Gloucester,N.J.
mike medoro 2013-02-01 00:14:38
God Bless you Sally. I never missed your show when I was a kid. May you rest in peace...
mike medoro 2013-02-01 00:17:15
God Bless you Sally. I never missed your show when I was a kid. May you rest in peace...
mike medoro 2013-02-01 01:00:19
God Bless you Sally. I never missed your show when I was a kid. May you rest in peace.
Theresa Morris 2013-02-01 02:25:51
Thank you Sally for all the cherished childhood memories...I have many happy & fun Summer Sundays at your family /picnic ground...God Bless
Eileen Thrower 2013-02-01 16:07:08
Thank You, Sally, for my Fond childhood memories. The heavens have received another angel.
Gail Cole 2013-02-01 23:22:28
The memories I have of Sally Starr are as vivid today as they were when I was growing up. So many wonderful memories she gave us all. We still have smiles on our faces remembering after all these years! Thank you Sally! Our Gal Sal!
NANNETTE 2013-02-02 00:26:40
GROWED UP WATCHING SALLY STARR
Rev Dr Burnt Swamp 2013-02-02 07:44:17
Hello fellow fans. My brothers & I watched religiously in the afternoon. We saw her at the old Riverview Park and it was a REALLY big deal for all the kids there. Then we moved away on Nov. 22, 1963. Later I got old & the internet was invented. I was thrilled that it provided a way to see how active she remained. Few if any stars ever met their public more, and for so long. Reading all these tributes proves that Sally was the biggest Starr of them all.
Birdie 2013-02-02 09:50:43
Thanks for being there, Sally
Bruce McComb 2013-02-02 12:33:27
Sally , You were the best. Every kid in my neighborhood ran home to watch your show , and you never let us down . Kindness , fun , and love . You will be lovingly remembered by all.
Denise 2013-02-02 12:39:22
I remember meeting Sally at the elementary school in Stratford, NJ when I was five or six...I wanted so badly to meet her and many children were surrounding her. I watched her show every day and couldn't believe she was standing near by looking so beautiful in her white cowgirl outfit and hat! i remember starting to cry as I also wanted to meet and speak with her. Sally must have seen that I was crying and walked over to me and kissed me on the cheek. I never forgot her kindness. I saw her again as an adult in a medical facility. I worked there and went out into the waiting area to say hello. She asked me to sit with her and we had a great time reminiscing. What a wonderful lady....
Rochelle 2013-02-02 15:13:42
Love, luck & lollipops.......you were the best and a great role model for us girls!
Ronnie 2013-02-02 20:51:40
I will never forget watching her on POPEYE THEATER she was sucha big part of my childhood THANK YOU MISS STARR for being a wonderful role model for us baby boomers and being so warm and gracious to all your fans we ahve a new "STARR" in heaven rest in peace LOVE LUCK AND LOLLIPOPS
Ray Johnson 2013-02-02 22:53:00
I remember being glued to the TV for my Popeye Theater and Three Stooges fix each and every day. And how excited all the township kids were when Our Gal Sal visited the Cardiff Circle Auction in Egg Harbor Twp back in the early 60's...She drove up in a Powder Blue Lincoln convertible decked out in her famous Western fringes, hat, and boots. She was so beloved by so many of us kids. To me, she was truly like having a kindly aunt babysit me from over the air. 'All righty-rooney' she used to say!! God Bless and Keep you, Dear Sally. Thank you for some of my fondest childhood memories. In looking through your photos, it is so evident how much you were loved, And how much YOU loved others... Love, Luck and Lollipops Forever. Many a child's world was a better place for your having been a part of it..xxooo
SM 2013-02-03 00:24:06
Sally Star brings back so many pleasant childhood memories watching Popeye Theatre everyday after school. I remember meeting her once & she gave everyone an autographed picture...fond memories. RIP our gal Sal...they don't make them like you anymore! God Bless
Denise Putnam Raysor 2013-02-03 04:30:47
Sorry for such a great loss of a Special Lady who has touched so many. I remember when Sally Star took the special time out of her day to be in the local annual Dogwood Parade in Phoenixville, PA. It really made my day when she road by while in the parade and waved and smiled to me. It was a special day, after all a TV STAR, a celebrity came to Phoenixville, PA to be in the parade. To this day the parade still goes on every year in Phoenixville, PA around the week end closest to May 16th. A Dogwood Queen is selected and festivities go for days. The parade has been known to go for as long as three and four hours sometimes.
Hank O'Brien 2013-02-03 17:27:12
I've know Sally over 50 years and was her personal photographer and creator of her first website. I took many of the photos in her gallery and all shots from the "Annie Get Your Gun" show. She was very kind to me when I lived in her Florida home for several years. I will miss and always remember her along with countless fans. "Love. Luck & Lollipops!" Bye for now, Sal. Hank O'Brien
Margie 2013-02-03 22:08:33
Thank you for being such a positive influence on my life and many happy memories of watching from my rocking chair as a young child. You will always hold a special place in my heart. My thoughts will be with you now and forever. You truly are My Gal Sal....
Thomas Brown 2013-02-03 23:38:42
To our dear Sally. Rest well my dear friend. I still have a picture with you when I was a boy with many fond memories of you on Popye Theater. I thank you for all your support to the Gay and Lesbian community too. Keeping smiling on us and ID will always pray for you.
Tim H 2013-02-03 23:59:29
Grew up with Sally. Like part of the family. An icon that will never be replaced! Rest in Peace
Helen Klingerman 2013-02-04 00:11:44
I grew up watching Our Gal Sal. Her birthday was my birthday and I will always cherish that. My sister and I had seen sally on many occasions when she had a public appearance. She always took the time to talk and not rush us along. She is truly an icon and she will be deeply missed. RIP Sally
john 2013-02-04 01:12:43
I grew up watching her program and will never forget the dance we shared at West Point Park many years ago. Love, luck and lollipops.
Gary W. Holmes, II. of Elkton, Maryland 2013-02-04 03:52:21
God Bless Sally Starr & other folks like Chief Halftown, & Capt. & Mrs. Noah. I saw Sally once at the B & O Railroad Holly Christmas Tree in Cecil County, Maryland. May Jesus comfort her loved ones. Happy Trails.
Judie Alliano 2013-02-04 04:54:11
Always and forever in my childhood memories. Love you Sally Star.
Margie Mangino 2013-02-04 04:54:21
Sally Starr was a wonderful part of my childhood. Seeing her on television, mornings before I went to school or on days off, she inspired me, let me know that girls could do anything! She will live on and on in our fond memories. I send her family love and peace ~ she is a Starr in heaven now!
Jane Marston 2013-02-04 05:43:59
Sally made late afternoons special.. Saw her several times over the years at personal appearances...Always most gracious...Also had the pleasure of introducing my young granddaughters to Sally a couple of years..A treasured memory..Heaven is brighter with Sally Starr there..
Basha 2013-02-04 10:11:28
Happy Trails To You...Hi Oh Silver......Thanks for the Memories
Phyllis 2013-02-04 12:36:41
We love you, Sally. Thank you for making our childhood better & for always being so nice to everyone. May God bless you.
Karen 2013-02-04 14:51:42
Thank you Sally Starr for my wonderful childhood memories. Ionly wish kids together could have experienced what I did growing up. Those are great memories and ones I will cherish in my heart forever. RIP Sally. Love you lots!
JUDY BOND 2013-02-04 16:06:20
I WILL MISS YOU SAL, I REMEMBER WATCHING YOU ON TV AS A KID AND TO THIS DAY YOU STILL BRING A SMILE TO MY FACE. I'M 54 YEARS OLD NOW AND THERE WILL ALWAYS BE A SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART TO THE WOMAN WHO MADE MY DAY HAPPY AS A KID. THANKS SALLY STAR. MAY GOD BLESS YOU , REST IN PEACE. YOU WILL BE MISSED.
Terry Linden 2013-02-04 17:02:22
I loved watching Sally Starr on TV when I was little. I was sadden to hear that she passed away - my deepest sympathy to her family - may she rest in peace
Bob L. 2013-02-04 17:11:25
As did many kids, I grew up watching Our Gal Sal. She was always there with a smile and a joke. Sally made us laugh and had good things to say. I never got to see her in person although, I wish I had. She was a Philly Icon and will be sadly missed. LOVE, LUCK and Lollipops Sally
Dave Crowthers 2013-02-04 17:30:07
I will always remember watching Popeye Theater after school. I met Sally many times at personal appearances and even bought her book. She will be a true "Starr" in heaven. Condolescences to the family and to Mary Gilbert.
Maryanne 2013-02-04 18:04:19
I watched Sally every day as a child. One of my greatest childhood thrills was meeting her in person at an event. Wish there was a show like that today.
mark baker 2013-02-04 19:19:36
Sally was my childhood guide to treating people well and being kind to others
Loretta wetzel 2013-02-04 19:51:16
Watching Sally as a young girl and wishing I were her! Love, luck and lollipops Sally.
Mary C. Plummer-Williams 2013-02-04 20:24:56
I remember Sally Starr when we first moved to Wilmington, DE. watching Popeye cartoons. I fell in love with her show and her because I always wanted to be a cowgirl growing up in North Carolina and riding a horse name trigger. She was my idol. Will miss her and the joy and love she gave to us all as little girls.
William Somershoe, Jr. 2013-02-04 20:39:05
We always enjoyed her show on channel 6 and finally met her at the Hatboro Parade in 2001. We will miss you. Love, luck, and lollipops from the Somershoe Family
Ron Davis 2013-02-04 20:54:04
I was fortunate to talk to her a few years ago to tell me how much she meant to me. She was our mom.and we listened to everything she had to say . We love and thank you for being there for me and millions of kids .Kindness and love are the greatest emotions and she had tons of both for everyone
Berdetta 2013-02-05 00:11:40
Dear Mary and family, I was saddened to hear the loss of your family member. I would run home from school; just to see my favorite show. I remember Poyeye and the three stooges. As children we had good clean show to challenge our imagination. Sally Starr had many, many adopted children, I was one of them. I feel that I have loss a family member. I felt that when she sent her signature love, luck and lollipops, then the kiss; I catch the kiss. I now send a kiss back to her, for touching my childhood as she has. Family stay strong for one another. I will be praying for the family. Thanks for sharing Sally Starr with us.
linda ruiz 2013-02-05 03:13:10
ill always remenber the frist time i saw her in phila. on market street on thanksgiving an it was really snowing she had that smile on her face that light you up and make you happy so rest in peace and god be with your love ones cause you will be missed but never forgotten
Another Karen 2013-02-05 15:48:47
Our Gal Sal and Dick Clark were a daily routine and in the past two years we have given both back to the heavens above. As Our Gal Sal rode off into the light of the sunset, I hope with the Good Lord she saw again her departed husband, family, friends, fans, and yes, even her horses and pets. That would be the ultimate joy in the hereafter. We will miss you dearly. Be at peace Sweetie, until we all meet again!
DEBBIE 2013-02-05 16:46:03
Sally, thank you so much for being a part of my childhood. Love, luck and Lollipops
Sandra Novoshielski 2013-02-05 18:51:48
Sally at the Pennsauken Mart and Sally at the Cinema movie theatre in Cherry Hill Mall. anShe was hosting Snow White And The Three Stooges. She is the world's prettiest cowgirl.
Mary Anne Hines 2013-02-07 01:31:49
Love, luck and lollipops will always be in my heart. Thanks Sally for so many wonderful memories.
judy 2013-02-07 15:32:02
I will always remeber you
Philly Carol 2013-02-07 19:27:04
I have loved you since I was a little girl and was so happy to meet you and talk to you when I became part of the WVLT family. It has been an honor to have known you. You were a one of a kind person. You showed love and kindness to so many. I was just so thrilled to have known you and to have you be a part of my life. I would not be on radio if it were not for you. You have been an inspiration to all, especially women. You have showed us how to follow that dream and not give up. You will always be in our hearts. Thanks for the memories and the goodness you gave to all from within your heart. You were a shining star and I bet heaven is really shining now. Rest in Peace Sally Starr the brightest star of them all.
Mary Garrity 2013-02-09 22:51:58
Sally will be very missed by me. I loved when she would come visit me. I'm so happy that I got to visit her at Christmas. She will always have a special place in my heart.
Alex Benzuk 2013-02-11 12:34:07
I miss Sally!! I used to watch her on tv, when I was little. I had an innocent boy crush on her! I saw her, in a parade, in Camden,N.J. when I was small. Later, in years, I used to see her in Rittenhouse Sq. I work across the street from there. My friend got me an autograph from Sally, but I lost it! My Grandfather used to hang out with Sally, before I was born, his name was Robert Covey. Alex Benzuk, Oaklyn, N.J.
Roseanna Glassberg 2013-02-16 14:21:37
greatest cowgirl and childhood memory thank you
Maria 2013-02-17 01:19:43
I loved Sally Starr. Me and my sister always watched her show. She was just awesome. We will be sadly missed by so many. God bless you Sally.
Tim Frieze 2013-02-23 14:47:09
I Remember growing up Watching Sally Starr she IS & ALWAYS WILL BE AMERICAS SWEETHEART
Sue Harmer-Sommer 2013-03-30 23:27:24
Legends of childrens' TV will NEVER be replaced. What an inspiration to so many of us!
Walter Juraniec 2013-04-03 22:29:59
50 years latter and she still touched my heart. RIP Sal we all loved you.
Monica Gallagher 2013-05-18 14:59:39
Love Sally !