Gerald L. Sharp

May 23, 1941 - Oct. 21, 2017



     Saturday, October 28, 2017
     11:00 A.M. - Noon

     Mark F. Rinker Funeral Home
     & Memorial Service, Inc.


Celebration of Life Service:

     Saturday, October 28, 2017

     Mark F. Rinker Funeral Home
     & Memorial Service, Inc.


may be made to:

     Clarksville Volunteer
     Fire Department
     P.O. Box 132
     West Clarksville, NY 14786

Gerald L. Sharp
Loving Husband,
Father, Grandfather, Friend

Gerald L. Sharp, 76, of 2341 Rte. 305, West Clarksville, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, October 21, 2017 shortly after arrival at Olean General Hospital.

Born on May 23, 1941, in Wirt, he was a son of Dale and Gladys Hosmer Sharp. On October 15, 1965, in Richburg Baptist Church he married the former Cheryl I. Kerswill who survives.

Gerald was a graduate of Allegany Central School Class of 1961. He then served in the Unites States Navy from 1961-65.

He was employed by Dal Tile for forty years retiring as a lead machinist in 2005.

Gerald was a life member of the Clarksville Volunteer Fire Company for the past 45 years and served of the Clarksville Board of Fire Commissioners for 27 years.

He loved his family and was fondly thought of by his friends. He enjoyed camping, hunting, having coffee with his friends at Sloppy Joe's Deli, and was always there for anyone needing a helping hand. For many years, he helped maintain the grounds at Breezy Point Campground in Scio.

In addition to his wife he is survived by his children, Daya (Mike) Gaines of Wellsville, Darin Sharp of Port Allegany, PA and Dara (Joe) Geyer of Belfast; his grandchildren, Jennifer Sharp, Daniel Geyer, and Braeden Geyer; a great grand daughter Nora Sharp; a brother, Mike (Anita) Sharp of Clarksville; three sisters, Dail (Bruce) Ellis of Myrtle Beach, SC, Linda (Greg) Kellogg of Florida and Wendy (Terry) Hughes of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a son Mark Sharp in 2005, and a grandson Matthew Sharp in 2017.

Friends will be received at the Mark F. Rinker Funeral Home & Memorial Service, Inc., 9 Bull Street, Cuba, on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 11:00 A.M. until Noon at which time a Celebration of Life Service will be held. The Rev. Robert Mackmer, pastor of the Free Methodist Church of Belfast, will officiate.

Memorials may be made to the Clarksville Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 132, West Clarksville, NY 14786.

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