In Memoriam: Lance Starmer SL-2640

by Fleetfang on Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:25 am

Lance Starmer, SL-2640 of the 501st Legion, passed away on the 5th of June, 2014. Lance joined the 501st in 2000, as a member of the Empire City Garrison and later found his home in the Northeast Remnant.

Lance always put the fun in trooping. He had an infectious smile, and an uncanny ability to make the folks around him laugh. No matter what kind of day a person was having, Lance could make a comment about something from out of the blue, and you couldn’t help but feel better in his presence. He never took things too seriously, and he had a sharp wit and a twisted sense of humor... a dangerous combination around a bunch of guys and girls dressed in plastic, clinging on to our childhood.

Known for his dedication to charitable causes, Lance was adamant about helping others achieve their costuming best in both the Star Wars and Battlestar Galactica communities, sometimes staying up all night to help a friend build a costume. He is survived by his children Christopher, Lance Jr., Aaron, and Clarissa. But he will be missed by all who knew him.

It is with great pride that we now enter Lance’s name into the 501st’s Hall of Eternal Legionnaires. Buckets off, troopers.