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“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...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Jeff Stern - New York, NY

“I wish to express my sincere condolences on the passing of Wolodymyrwho I new in California. He was an amazing person.Vichnaya Pamiat.George Kotovych ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: George Kotovych - AL - Family

“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...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Mark Sydorak - Friend

“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...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Olivia L. - Friend

“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...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Olivia L. - Friend

“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...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Olivia L. - Friend

“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...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Olivia Lewis - Friend

“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. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Daniel Correa - San Diego, CA


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