Harry F. Sharpin

September 19, 1920December 14, 2011

HARRY F. SHARPIN, 91, of Fort Wayne, died on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, 6:24 a.m., at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home. Born Sept. 19, 1920, in Simsbury, Conn., he was the son of the late Harry F. Sharpin and Mary (Krol). He served in the Marine Corps and was a member of the First Group of Marine Seals. He was a Comptroller CPA at Azar's Restaurants, retiring in 1980. "Stay out of mischief dad." Surviving are three daughters, Patricia (Jerry) Carosella and Ann (Thomas R.) Havens, both of Fort Wayne, and Kathleen (Jack) Gensic of Columbia City; sister, Mary Bacco of Melbourne, Fla.; wife, Evelyn Isselee of Southberry, Conn.; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service is 3 p.m. Sunday at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, Winchester Road Chapel, 6424 Winchester Road, with calling one hour prior. Pastor Rick Hawks officiating. Calling also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Graveside service is 1 p.m. Monday at Toledo Memorial Park Cemetery & Mausoleum, 6382 Monroe St., Sylvania, Ohio. Preferred memorials to the Wounded Warrior Project.


  • Funeral Service Sunday, December 18, 2011
  • Visitation Sunday, December 18, 2011
  • Visitation Saturday, December 17, 2011
  • Visitation Saturday, December 17, 2011
  • Graveside Service Monday, December 19, 2011

Harry F. Sharpin

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Tim Fagan

January 1, 2012

I met Harry about 10 years ago when he wanted to fix up his 57 Desoto convertible to travel cross-country with his wife. He brought it to our shop as I had several Desotos. We did alot of work on the 57 for Harry and he became a good friend!! He was a strong family man and a man of high integrity.
I got the pleasure of meeting one of his daughter's in 08 when he sold me the 57,I could see the love and respect she had for her Father.

I know you will all miss him,but, know he is cruising with the top down with your Mom!!
Your Friend,Tim Fagan

Bill Branstrator

December 29, 2011

A great neighbor when I was growing up. Agreat neighbor when I returned home in my senior years. A true friend to my parents in their life time.

December 29, 2011

A great neighbor as I was growing up. A great neighbor as I moved back home in my senior years. A super friend to my parents in their life time.
Bill Branstrator

Roberta Cohen

December 18, 2011

Kathy (and Jack and family) - I am so sorry for your loss. No matter how many years we have our loved ones, it's never enough. I am sure your dad was a great man because he (and your mom) raised fabulous you! Hopefully the love and support of family and friends, together with lots of happy memories, will see you through this sad time.

December 17, 2011

We will miss you Harry. Chuck, Cindy, Jeff, Tim Isselee and Kate and Austin Planz.

Elaine Campbell

December 16, 2011

Just to let you know that you are in our thoughts in this part of the world too. With Love

Marion Stults

December 16, 2011

This WW2 Marine wishes to recognize this early Marine Seal. I offer my sincere condolences to the surviving family members. Looking forward to seeing you where the streets are guarded by United States Marines.

Kim Willson

December 16, 2011

Kathy and family- I am so sorry for your loss. I am sure he was a great man. Praying for God's healing hand on your heavy hearts.

Kathy Gensic

December 15, 2011

Thank-you, Papa for being the best. You were stern when we needed it, and loving all of the time. You and Mom showed me what a true marriage looked like. Enjoy rocking those grandbabies of yours. Love, Kathy