Mr. Wolodymyr Myron Starosolsky

  • Born: June 30, 1938
  • Died: August 10, 2021
  • Location: New York, New York

Greenwich Village Funeral Home

199 Bleecker St
New York, NY 10012

Tel. (212) 674-8055

Tribute & Message From The Family


Wolodymyr Myron Starosolsky was born in Ukraine on June 30, 1938. He immigrated to the United States with his mother in 1949, due to the war. Wolodymyr followed in the footsteps of his grandfather, Volodymyr Starosolsky, his namesake, and became a lawyer. He obtained his J.D. from the University of California Hastings College of Law.

Wolodymyr always had a desire to help people. He specialized in litigation and took great pride in his work. He's known for having a brilliant mind and loving a great challenge. He completed a lot of pro bono work in the beginning of his career, and even in his later years as an attorney, did not require payment from those who were less fortunate.

Wolodymyr had a charismatic personality and was known in different circles as Val, Star, Odik, and Dad, to name a few. He enjoyed swimming, playing chess, and singing. He recorded a record in Ukrainian in his earlier days, and most recently some songs in English, singing about the current political times.

He was a father, brother, uncle, and friend to many. Wolodymyr will be remembered for his charisma, wit, unforgettable sense of humor, love for music and singing, and most of all always being himself.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, in lieu of a service, Wolodymyr's family has chosen to honor him by making a donation in his name to the U.S. Ukraine Foundation. The U.S. Ukraine Foundation supports the development of democracy, a free-market economy and human rights in Ukraine, and the strategic partnership between the U.S. and Ukraine.

To make a donation in his name, please send funds to the below address and write "Starosolsky" in the memo:

The U.S.-Ukraine Foundation
6312 Seven Corners Center - #361
Falls Church, VA 22044


Condolence & Memory Journal

I am so saddened to learn that Vlad - or Vladdy as I affectionately called him - has passed away. He and I were friends for the last ten years; we were in a law suite together until he moved out two or three years ago. I loved talking law and politics with him; our senses of humor just seemed to click, and he was funny as hell! On a couple of occasions when a client of mine came in for a meeting, he would introduce himself and talk me up big time, telling the client what a good lawyer I was. After he moved out, I regrettably did not do enough to keep in touch with him, although I did visit him a couple of times in his new office in the Woolworth Building, and he dropped in a few times to visit me, as well. I spoke to him last about a year ago to check up on him, to make sure he was doing alright during the pandemic, and he was very happy to hear from me. Since then, it was always on my mind to call him again, but I was going through a tough time myself, so I never did. Now I won't get the chance, and I am absolutely gutted. I am so sorry, Vlad, and I will miss you. RIP, and condolences to your family.

Posted by Jeff Stern - New York, NY - friend   December 03, 2021

I wish to express my sincere condolences on the passing of Wolodymyr
who I new in California. He was an amazing person.
Vichnaya Pamiat.
George Kotovych

Posted by George Kotovych - Edmonton Alberta Canada T6H , AL - Family   October 12, 2021

Great friend of many years. Can’t believe that he is gone. I just spoke with him in July and told me of his plans for the next twenty years. My most sincere condolences to the rest of the family. Rest In Peace!

Posted by Mark Sydorak - Friend   September 29, 2021

Star, I’m very saddened by your departure but I will always miss you and you hold a special place in my heart. Thank you for sharing your experiences and most importantly your time with me. May you Rest In Peace.

Posted by Olivia L. - Friend   August 14, 2021

Star, I’m very saddened by your departure but I will always miss you and you hold a special place in my heart. Thank you for sharing your experiences and most importantly your time with me. May you Rest In Peace.

Posted by Olivia L. - Friend   August 14, 2021

Star, I’m very saddened by your departure but I will always miss you and you hold a special place in my heart. Thank you for sharing your experiences and most importantly your time with me. May you Rest In Peace.

Posted by Olivia L. - Friend   August 14, 2021

Star, I’m very saddened by your departure but I will always miss you and you hold a special place in my heart. Thank you for sharing your experiences and most importantly your time with me. May you Rest In Peace.

Posted by Olivia Lewis - Friend   August 14, 2021

I'm very sad to see my friend Wolodymyr pass to a better life, my family and I will miss you and appreciate very much your friendship.

Posted by Daniel Correa - San Diego, CA - Friend   August 13, 2021