Henry E. Sharp, 78, of Newark Valley, NY, passed away on Saturday, August 3, 2013, at his home, while surrounded by his family.
Henry was born in Berkshire, NY on August 16, 1934, a son of the late Henry D. and Leona Westfall Sharp. A lifelong resident of the area, he was a member of the E. Berkshire United Methodist Church. A 1952 graduate of Newark Valley Central School, Henry loved farming and for several years, he owned and operated the family dairy farm in E. Berkshire. After leaving the farm, he began a second career at the Newark Valley Central School where he retired after 20-plus years of service.
He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Donna Sharp, and his children, Elizabeth (Sean) Acton of Lockhaven, PA, Rebecca (Kevin Stark) Sharp of Corning, Roland Kyzer of Binghamton, JoEllen (David) Humphrey of Jenks, OK, and Robin (Jerry) McNeil of Atlanta, GA. He also leaves behind eight grandchildren, including Delia, Leora, John and Jeff; his brothers, Robert (June) Sharp and Roger (Barbara) Sharp, all of Berkshire; his sisters, Shirley (William) Simmons of Berkshire, Barbara (Gale) Ryan of Marietta, Lorraine (Charles Gallia) Hobbie of Newark Valley, and Janet Ricci of Greenville; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at the E. Berkshire United Methodist Church, Berkshire, NY on Wednesday, August 7, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Viki Andrews officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Berkshire. The family will be present to receive friends at the church on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the start of the service at 1:00 p.m. Expressions of sympathy in memory of Henry may be directed to Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.