Joseph Frederick Sharp
July 12, 1944 – June 30, 2018
Joseph F. Sharp of Ormond Beach, Florida passed away at his home on June 30, 2018. He was born at home to Louis and Elizabeth Rusaw Sharp in Massena, New York on July 12, 1944. Joe attended Massena Central High School and Mohawk Valley Community College. At the age of 20, he moved to Corning, New York and began his career with Corning, Incorporated. In 1984, he moved to Flagler Beach Florida and worked for General Electric/Lockheed Martin in Orlando until his retirement at age 55. Joe played softball in the Corning area and then joined teams in Florida and enjoyed playing a few times a week. Even while he was sick he would go and watch games or practices and visit with all of his teammates. He was very knowledgeable of computers and would help neighbors, friends and local businesses when in need. He also enjoyed taking care of his yard and traveling with his wife Johanna. Joe is survived by his three children, sons; Timothy Sharp and husband Bruce Ward of Elmira, New York, Patrick and wife Julie Sharp of Campbell, New York and daughter Jill Durkin of Corning, New York. He is also survived by grandchildren Karan, Susan, Jason, Jeremy, Christopher and Alexis. The family would like to extend their upmost gratitude to Jay and Sheila Gawthrop and Gary Haupt for your friendship and assistance in taking care of our father over the last few months. Joe was pre-deceased by his wife Johanna, parents, and brothers Louis and Lee. There will be no services and burial will be at the convenience of the family.
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