Edward Benjamin Sharrar
May 22, 1935 – April 5, 2021
Ed Sharrar passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, April 5, 2021 due to complications of Congestive Heart Failure.
Ed was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania on May 22, 1935 to Benjamin Sharrar and Leona Banks Sharrar. He was one of three children and the only son of Ben and Leona. He graduated from Altoona High School in 1953 and went on to trade school to become a Tool and Dye Maker. Ed married his high school sweetheart Fayeanne Mentzer on October 20, 1956. Ed's career had the family moving several times. They lived in Ohio and California before settling in Loveland Colorado in 1985. Ed's favorite place to work was Hewlett-Packard where he retired in 1994 after working there for 24 years.
Over the years Ed had a lot of hobbies and excelled in them all. In his younger years he was an avid slow-pitch softball player, captaining many teams and always the pitcher. He and Fayeanne began camping and boating for several years and took many trips with friends. After he retired he decided to try woodworking and became a master craftsman making furniture for his house and for his kids and grandkids. After all the furniture needs were met he began making Christmas Reindeer and then on to hobby horses and bowls. Anyone who is lucky enough to have one of his bowls knows what a genuine keepsake they are. His ability to put together 500 tiny segments into a beautiful bowl or turn beetle kill pine into a beautiful bowl was truly a gift. His favorite project was the house he and Fayeanne built and lived in for the past 22 years.
Ed was very active in his children and grandchildren's lives attending as many activities that they participated in as possible. All through his life Ed was generous with his time and talents and enjoyed helping others when he saw a need. Ed made friends wherever he went and loved to sit and visit with people. At the age of 80 Ed took up dancing with a passion, he was able to keep active and socialize which was a perfect final hobby for him. He was truly one of a kind and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Ed and Fayeanne enjoyed 59 years of family, fun, friends, travel and lots of love, until her passing in 2015. He is also preceded in death by his father and mother. He is survived by his sisters Janet Grove and Carole Turchetta of Altoona, PA; his daughter and son-in-law Debbie and Ken Netzel of Loveland; son and daughter-in-law Brian and Lauria Sharrar of Salida, CO; his grandchildren Allysa Netzel, Ben Netzel (fiancé Emily Zielonko), Danny Netzel, Robyn Sharrar and Samantha Sharrar, many nieces, nephews and cousins along with special friend and companion for the past three years, Leah Ray Hunter.
In lieu of flowers please donate to your favorite charity or any dance studio or club in honor of Ed.
A private family service will be held in Rocky Mountain National Park on April 17th.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Edward Benjamin Sharrar
April 11, 2021
My first meeting Ed and Faye Ann was Feb. 2001. I was looking at real estate in Bonnell West when the two "love birds" came walking up the hill holding hands. They shared all they knew about B/W .. we became neighbors and friends. Dear, dear people. I'm sure they are holding hands again. >
TERRILEE AND DALE LANG
April 11, 2021
So sorry to hear of Ed's passing. He was a great neighbor and friend. He helped us out one day when he was out for a walk and we weren't home. Our sprinkler system had busted and was spraying water everywhere at the house connection. He turned off the water for us, saving us a huge water bill and a soggy mess. He shared his building experiences and referred contractors to us when we were building our house down the street from him. And he shared his supply of weather shield window parts when the company went out of business and parts were hard to find. We enjoyed hearing about Ed's passion for dancing and were glad he found such joy in it. The house Ed and Fayanne built was always one of our favorites in the neighborhood. They were delightful neighbors and a pleasure to know. We offer our sincere condolences to Ed's family and friends.