Elmwood Funeral Chapel & Crematory

Visitation Information

Brian Starcevich

Passed away on June 29, 2019

Brian August Starcevich, husband, father, son, and brother, born October 18, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois passed away suddenly Saturday June 29, 2019.  Brian graduated from Lake Central High School in 1986. Right after high school he started working full time at his father’s body shop, Lake Side Collision where he developed his craft. Along with his father, in 1999, and at the age of 31, he became the proud co-owner of Lake Side Collision II, where he continued to pursue his love of automotive body repair.  He was well known and loved in his community for his outgoing personality, generosity, and willingness to lend a hand. Brian had the ability to cherish each and every moment, and to make everyone laugh. 

He was a self-described tinkerer and enjoyed maintaining his home, boat, and yard. His favorite pastimes were taking a boat ride with his wife, daughters, and fur babies, watching his daughter’s sporting events or competitions, and celebrating with his friends and family. He was the proudest and loudest father in the bleachers, stadium, or audience.  He found the love of his life at age 16 and spent 34 years building a beautiful life together. They were best friends and never missed an opportunity to travel together or spend time with friends, but they were just as happy staying home and enjoying their lake life together.

Brian was preceded in death by his loving mother, Linda Starcevich and father in law, Joseph Orosz. He is survived by his wife Kimberly (Orosz) Starcevich, daughters, Mackenzie, Kennedy, and Delaney, father Charles Starcevich, sisters Alicia (Chris) Darnsteadt, Charlyn (Jason) Vlasic, Dana (Mathew) Smith, mother in law, Donna Orosz, as well as multiple loving nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, in-laws, family and friends. He was loved and cherished by so many. His giant presence in this world will be greatly missed.

Please join Brian’s family to celebrate his life with a visitation on Sunday, July 7, 2019 from 1:00 - 8:00 pm at the Elmwood Funeral Chapel 11300 W. 97th Ln. (1/2 block west of US 41/Wicker Ave. at 97th Ln.) St. John. IN. and on Monday, July 8, 2019 from 10:00 am until time of service at 11:00 am DIRECTLY at First United Methodist Church of Crown Point 352 South Main St. Crown Point, IN with Rev. Mark Wilkins officiating.  Please omit flowers. For more information 219-365-3474 or www.elmwoodchapel.com


Visitation DIRECTLY at First United Methodist Church Crown Point
Monday, July 8, 2019 - 10:00 am

Funeral Service:
First United Methodist Church Crown Point
352 South Main Street
Crown Point, Indiana 46307
Monday, July 8, 2019 - 11:00 am

Memorial Contributions:

Please omit flowers

Visitation Location

St. John
11300 W. 97th Lane
St. John, IN 46373
(219) 365-3474


Visitation Information

Sunday, July 7, 2019 - 1:00 pm until 8:00 pm

"My Condolences to the entire Starcevich family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at such a difficult time."
- George Yekich
July 2, 2019 2:01 pm

"You were so young, and you were so loved and we will all miss your wonderful smile and your happy nature. Rest in Peace Brian "
- Bob and Carol Lietz
July 2, 2019 3:00 pm

"We are truly sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of you. "
- Igras family
July 2, 2019 3:03 pm

"Brian will continue to live on in the memory of each one of our hearts. I’ll never forget how sweet and caring the Starcevichs love is. Brian was a Father and welcomed so many into his heart! I can never forget the great times on the boat and memories made that touched my childhood. May God and his angels wrap their arms around each one of you during this time. Sending love and lots of hugs. "
- Gabrielle Wallington
July 2, 2019 3:04 pm

"Ron and I are so sorry for your loss, Brian was a good man. His warm smile and good nature will not be forgotten. We only knew him for a short time but he left an impression that will never be forgotten. His time here was too short but his Footprint here on earth will live forever. Rest in piece Brian may God bless you and watch over your family. "
- Patricia Saskor Dinga
July 2, 2019 4:33 pm

"Brian, So shocked and saddened when I heard the news, mostly because we survivors will miss your smile, spirit and kindness along our path. I wish for recovery for Kim and the girls and I will cherish the memories and laughter from the past and smile up to you often. Rest in Peace Region brother. Ric "
- Ric Mauch
July 2, 2019 4:33 pm

"Our condolences and heartfelt sympathy to the entire Stacevich family. We send our love and prayers. "
- John Newton Family
July 2, 2019 4:35 pm

"My condolences to the entire Starcevich family.Thoughts and prayers"
- Bill McGovern
July 2, 2019 4:36 pm

"Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this incredibly difficult time. We are here for you if needed. Brian was a great guy and a better friend. We are so sorry for your loss "
- John Miceli and family
July 2, 2019 4:48 pm

"Please accept my deepest condolences for your family's loss. May your hearts and souls find peace and comfort while the outpouring of love surrounds all of you."
- Ken Davis
July 2, 2019 4:58 pm

"My family and I would like to express our deepest sorrow for your loss. May God watch over your family in this very sad time and give you all the strength you need to get through this. "
- Rita Popp
July 2, 2019 5:53 pm

"Jim and I send our deepest condolences. We will pray for all of the family during this time. Our thoughts are with you. Sincerely, Jim and Kelsie Andrews"
- Kelsie Andrews
July 2, 2019 7:17 pm

"I have had the pleasure of knowing Brian for over ten years. I am deeply saddened of learning about his sudden passing. He was a great Dad, Friend, and Business owner. I will miss him dearly. He always loved talking about his girls. Since his children are older than mine he would always prep me for what I was in store for. I can’t express enough how deeply sad I am for his entire family. "
- Jason Smith
July 2, 2019 7:45 pm

"My family and I send out deepest condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers. "
- Kristin Haun
July 2, 2019 8:20 pm

"I’m so so sorry for your loss. Prayers for God’s peace and comfort for your family "
- Julie Starr
July 2, 2019 9:36 pm

"Sending prayer, love and sincere condolences to you and your family ♡"
- Rachel Rodriguez
July 2, 2019 9:45 pm

"Our condolences and deepest sympathy to the entire Starcevich family. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time."
- Bowling Family
July 2, 2019 10:20 pm

"God's blessings to the Starcevich family. We are are so very saddened to hear of Brian's passing. He was a wonderful person and even better husband and father. His family was his life. They always came first and were forever on his mind and in his heart. The girls will forever have him as their guardian angel sitting on their shoulder. Thoughts and prayers with you always. The Mohamed Family. "
- Jim Mohamed
July 2, 2019 10:30 pm

"We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and condolences are with your family during this difficult time."
- Tamara Lecce
July 2, 2019 10:36 pm

"Very sorry to hear Brian has passed. Many great times and memories. Thoughts and strength to all of his family."
- Jason and Stacey Sorak
July 3, 2019 12:49 am

""My condolences, thoughts and prayers to the entire Starcevich family. "
- Alice Bonczyk-Katskee
July 3, 2019 1:06 am

"So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers for the family."
- Jim and Karen Quinn
July 3, 2019 4:29 am

"Dearest Kim and Family - May words of comfort; may your wonderful memories of Brian; may your family and friends surround you in this tragic time. My heart goes out to you and will continue to pray and send healing touches your way. with sincere sympathy I will hug you from afar!"
- Linda Papineau
July 3, 2019 4:56 am

"Please except my deepest sympathies to you and your family. May Brian’s soul be at peace and may you find comfort knowing he is watching over those he loved and cherished. "
- Kelly Novorita
July 3, 2019 7:19 am

"I watched Brian grow up help his Mom and Dad to start up Lakeside collision.He start out following his dad to become a excellent body man.Then stepped up and took over running the shop.He made his parents so proud! While running the shop he took care of the most important people his family.He was a great husband and father.I was proud too have known Brian for what he stood for: family,friends and giving each one of us that knew Brian a SMILE! R.I.P. "
- dan naughton
July 3, 2019 7:33 am

"Brian will forever be in the hearts and minds of the many lives he has touched. He will be missed."
- Dale & Cynthia Adolfson
July 3, 2019 7:39 am

"Linda, Patricia & I are very saddened by the passing of Brian. We will Pray for Brian and the entire family. "
- Michael A. Spiccia
July 3, 2019 8:18 am

"Our thoughts and prayers are with your wonderful family. May God be with you all during this time."
- Terri Toops - Member
July 3, 2019 9:07 am

"Our condolences to your entire family you are in are prayers."
- James Tancos
July 3, 2019 9:18 am

"Where to begin? Not sure there as 34 years seems to have flown by with not enough time spent with you, Kim, and your daughters. I remember the tough kid from the East Side of Chicago who brought our group of friends a new face, a different attitude, and an “Ill kick your ass” temperament. We loved him immediately. We watched as Brian became best of friends with Kim, fell in love with her (I’m sure at first sight) and eventually married. That tough-guy never left but he also grew into the warmest, kindest, husband and father. Brian loves Kim like no other and cherished his daughters as if they were angels. If Brian loved you, you knew it. If he didn’t, well, you knew that too! There’s so much to say but I’ll leave it at this, “Godspeed, old friend. You’re taken far too soon but through the family you were born into, the one you created with Kim, Mackenzie, Kennedy, and Delaney, and the friends who called you ‘family’, you have loved and been loved to last an eternity.” I will miss my cocky, hard-working, loving, and wonderful friend. Lately we didn’t talk too much but I hope you know how much you have meant to me over the past 34 years. May Chuck, Alicia, Charlyn, Dana, and your extended family take comfort in knowing you are having a cocktail with your mom and wishing the best for everyone you loved here on Earth Rest easy, my friend and I hope to see you on the other side. Keep the beer cold for the rest of us. Tony Negrelli and the entire Negrelli families. "
- Tony Negrelli
July 3, 2019 11:35 am

"Sending Brian, you and your family peace and love. My sincere condolences go out to you and your family. "
- Heather Rolette
July 3, 2019 2:37 pm

"Please accept my sympathies. I only met Brian at a volleyball game but feel like I knew him through knowing and admiring his daughters, Kennedy and Delaney. May he Rest In Peace and all find comfort in the memories of good times with him."
- Jon Groth
July 3, 2019 2:38 pm

"There are absolutely no words for this epic loss .. Growing up with Brian and his family will be something I will never forget . So many memories to make you laugh he had such a charming and charismatic personality.. everyone loved him . My deepest sympathy to his family. You will be in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time . "
- Kelly Stricker
July 3, 2019 10:25 pm

"Thinking of you all. My deepest sympathies. Love you. "
- Bill Marsh
July 3, 2019 10:25 pm

"As I noticed the news I felt saddened. Even though it has been many years I still remember the kindness and friendship Brian was so willing to give. So with that I extend my deepest and heartfelt sympathies to the entire family for the loss of a truely good man. May God be with him and comfort your family and friends if this difficult time. "
- George Raich
July 4, 2019 7:08 am

"Brian followed his dad Chuck's example of treating people with integrity and honesty. His pride in his work showed through in his mastery of his craft. Know Brian's soul is in heaven. My deepest sympathy and condolences to the Starcevich family. Will miss Brian's sharp wit and great sense of humor."
- Kathleen L. Gahagan
July 4, 2019 1:35 pm

"Try to remember the little things, the shared smiles, the warm hugs, the laughter. The pain might seem unbearable now, but,in time, it is these memories that will win through and you will find happiness again. Our thoughts are with you. Frank and Frannie Wilhelm"
- Frank and Frances Wilhelm
July 4, 2019 3:37 pm

"Our sincere condolences,and prayers "
- The Quigley family
July 4, 2019 4:14 pm

"My condolences to the Starcevich family. Prayers and thoughts for all."
- John Prendergast
July 5, 2019 10:42 am

"My Condolences to the entire Starcevich family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at such a difficult time. "
- George Yekich
July 5, 2019 3:22 pm

"Sending you our sincerest condolences to all the Starcevichfamily. Kim, McKenzie, Kennedy and Delaney keep close to your hearts all the treasured memories with your husband and father. Draw on them for strength. We are sending you prayers and hugs at this difficult time. Love to you all, Bill and Kathleen Stone 🙏 "
- Kathleen Stone
July 5, 2019 3:56 pm

"My condolences to the entire Starcevich Family. Prayers and thoughts are with your Family. God Bless, Nancy Anderson Kissane and Family"
- Nancy Anderson Kissane
July 6, 2019 2:57 pm

"Our deepest sympathy at the loss of your husb as nd as nd f as ther. Know that you and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers."
- Tom and Stasia Wefler
July 6, 2019 9:13 pm

"May God give the entire Starcevich Family the strength to get through this very difficult time. My condolences on the loss of your beloved Husband, Father, Brother, and Son."
- Karen Robbins
July 8, 2019 3:08 pm

Candles Lit
"May you family find peace after such a loss. My thoughts are with all of you!"
- Amber Martin
July 2, 2019 1:46 pm

"We will all miss your wonderful happy personality. You were loved by so many, too many to even count. "
- Bob and Carol Lietz
July 2, 2019 2:58 pm

"May God give all you girls the strength to get through this very tough time. Brian was a great guy and will truly be missed. 💕🙏🏻"
- Cheri and Lenny Chocholek
July 2, 2019 3:06 pm

"My sincere condolences to the Starcevich Family! Brian Will be missed!"
- George Christacakos
July 2, 2019 6:33 pm

"May his memory be forever eternal, thoughts and prayers for the entire family "
- Diane Doreski
July 2, 2019 8:42 pm

"I have so many wonderful memories of Brian when the Starcevich family moved to Pine Island. We played hockey and baseball, ran around and hung out together for the latter part of high school. One of my earliest memories is going to Lake Central's homecoming dance with Kimmy, Brian and Alicia (pre-Chris D.) Brian - you've touched so many during your lifetime while creating incredible memories for your friends and family. Your legacy will live on through those that you've impacted. Words cannot express this loss. All of our thoughts, love and prayers are with you and your family."
- Joseph Carfora
July 2, 2019 10:13 pm

"May you find comfort and peace in the wonderful memories of Brian. My heart breaks for Kim, his daughters, Chuck and the entire Starcevich family. Continued prayers."
- Marti Masterson
July 3, 2019 2:34 pm

"my condolences to the family"
- michele kriner
July 4, 2019 6:33 pm

"Bri Star 🌟 You were a shiny bright friend with the greatest personality and the loveliest family! You will be missed but never forgotten ♥️"
- Susie Lewis
July 7, 2019 2:00 pm

"Prayers are with you and your family today as you lay your loved one to rest! "
- Camille Lehmann
July 8, 2019 11:10 am

"My deepest sympathy goes out to both the Starcevich and Orosz families. Brian was a Great Man and will be deeply missed by all who knew him, may his memory last forever. "
- Charles Lowrey Jr.
July 9, 2019 11:39 am

"My heart goes out to you and your family. I will continue to pray for peace for you all. "
- Susan Haggard
July 11, 2019 3:14 pm