Sentry Insurance has issued a release paying tribute to the late Bart Starr – a former Green Bay Packers player and a longtime member of the company’s board of directors.
Starr played quarterback for the Green Bay Packers; he is the only quarterback in the history of the NFL to lead a team to three straight league championships. He was inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977.
He passed away on the morning of May 26, 2019; he was 85 years old.
Starr served on Sentry Insurance’s board of directors for 34 years.
“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Bart Starr. Bart is best known throughout Wisconsin, and the nation, by his grit and determination on the football field,” said Sentry Insurance chairman of the board, president, and CEO Pete McPartland.
McPartland added in his statement that Starr was “the definition of class,” noting that his intellect and compassion meant a lot to not just the company, but the community as well. He also gave special mention to Starr’s wife, Cherry.
“We’ve seen how lovingly [Cherry has] cared for Bart and how instrumental she’s been to his happiness and well-being, especially as he struggled with health issues in recent years. Our hearts go out to Cherry and their family, and to everyone touched by his extraordinary gifts.”
The CEO ended his statement with a hopeful message.
“While we all will miss him tremendously, we take heart in knowing his contributions will live on for generations to come.”