December 19, 1960 – October 6, 2020
Karen Sharf was born on December 19, 1960 and passed away on October 6, 2020 and is under the care of Riverside Memorial Chapel.
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October 18, 2020
I was very sad to hear this news through a friend. Oddly enough I have thought about Karen over the last few months. I have not seen her in years. But always remember warmth at her home in our West Prep days. Who can forget the loveable George. I admired Karen’s confidence when she picked up the phone and called - - a boy! She was a seventh grade wonder. Something I didn’t have the nerve to do. Rest in Peace Karen.
October 17, 2020
Karen is of the dearest to my heart. She held my hand and guided my heart to heal for almost two decades. My life has joy in it today in good part because I was lucky enough to meet her, love her and heal with her. I already remember her or mention her almost everyday with love and gratitude. This will continue with prayers too that she is in a better place.
One of my loveliest memories with her is that I was once in NY on thanksgiving and she knew how much I loved that meal and tradition so she invited me to have it with her family. I met her niece then (sorry I can’t remember your name:) Another one was a visit to the Met, where lovely Karen walked me through some of the galleries and guided me through taking in the art and its messages in the age old beauty that was there in the pieces.
My love and prayers to you her family at this time. May God Grant you patience and console you with that her beautiful soul is in a better place.
I left my email so that if any of you is in Dubai or the Arab world one day. I or a loved one would be happy and honored to meet you and spend time showing you around and assisting you in any way we can.
Know how much Karen is loved for the light she spread with her beautiful deep insightful compassion and intention to serve and alleviate suffering and bring joy and beauty to our world.
She succeeded brilliantly.
This is my testimony and many friends of mine who had the fortune to know and work with precious Karen.
October 16, 2020
My heartfelt condolences to all the people who knew and loved Karen.
She was truly an amazing therapist and teacher.
My experience of working with her was transformational. I will forever be grateful for help and guidance. She will be greatly missed.
October 15, 2020
Very sad to hear this news. Although I had not seen Karen for quite some time she was not forgotten. We certainly spent many years together attending school and growing up. I remember being at her house many times and her being at mine as well. She was always nice, decent and down to earth. I remember all the “boys” liked her.
This is a real shame and a loss for all. Sending my best.
October 14, 2020
I only knew Karen a couple years from her time here in Arizona. This is a great loss of a beautiful person. Karen had been through some very difficult health issues in the last few years but I always saw her strength and determination. She had a great sense of humor and could laugh at life’s stupidity. I learned a lot from her. I will remember her always. Rest In Peace my friend you will be missed.
October 13, 2020
I was so saddened when I heard about Karen. My heartfelt sympathies go out to Barb and her family, as well as Karen's family and friends. May the good Lord envelope you in his strength and love, and all the special memories you shared through Karen's life. May she rest in peace.
October 12, 2020
The news of Karen's passing is a shock. I knew Karen from high school , and vividly, fondly remember her laughter, her wonderful smile and love of life. She was a fun-loving, kind, beautiful, joyful soul. My deepest sympathy for your loss.
Alicia Sinukoff (ne) Griff
October 12, 2020
I was at camp with Karen and will remember her fondly. I am so sorry for your loss and hope the good memories you have will help through this extremely difficult time
October 11, 2020
To Barbara, and family, on hearing the shocking news of Karen's passing, though we hadn't seen each other since school days I have so many memories from West Prep to the Collegiate, the laughter, calling for Karen at her home, your family including George, Karen's talent, drive, and sheer life force, she was so vibrant and memorable. Long ago when I heard she'd moved to New York I was so happy for her as I remembered how she'd loved going there in school days. My deepest condolences. May you all find peace.
October 11, 2020
I am so sorry to hear the very sad news about Karen. She was a magnetic force to whom everyone was attracted. When Karen arrived at West Prep, instantly everyone wanted to be friends with her. Your home was a go to place, with your mom and your dog always greeting us. During our long lunch break from school, she would entertain us. Your loss is huge. May her memory be a blessing.
October 10, 2020
Barb, I just heard about Karen’s passing and my heart is so heavy. From grade 1 and throughout the grades we spent so much time together in our West Prep classes, and in your home ‘supposedly’ doing homework on Ridelle Ave. as your Mom would periodically check in with us. We went to all the spin the bottle parties together and spent a lot of time comparing who we had crushes on for hours and hours. We went out for Halloween together every year stuffing our faces with so much candy at your house afterwards. Halloween is still one of my favourite holidays because of those amazing memories I have of running through the neighbourhood streets with her. She physically matured before me and gave me advice on how to muster up the courage to ask my mom for my first training bra even though I was flat as a board. She also gave me the book “Are you there God it’s me Margaret” so I could understand about what a having a period would be like which as a 10 year old pre puberty girl was the sign of an awesome friend. As I think of her I have a flood of memories. Although she was so popular with everyone.....in my eyes she was my best friend.
May her memory be a blessing. Xo
October 10, 2020
Dear Sharf Family,
As you may remember, Barbara, Karen and I were close during public school. I remember only good times in your home, George, and listening to Karen sing while we walked to school. May her memory be a blessing.
My sincere condolences to you.
Lisa and Karen Brinder
October 9, 2020
So many years have passed and life took us in different directions. However. the friendship and wonderful memories we all shared together will never be forgotten. Spent so much time in our high school years at each other’s homes, always laughing and of course singing!! Trips to Florida where we would sit in the sun except for Karen who would shop all day and return with more shopping bags than she could carry. Karen was one of a kind and when we think of her it puts a smile on our faces. Our wonderful memories of her will live on in our hearts forever .
Our heartfelt condolences to Barbara and her family.
October 9, 2020
Dear Barbra and Gary
We were very sorry to hear about Karen passing away. Thinking about you.
Marvin and Dina Wolfish
Anne Max (Shiff)
October 7, 2020
I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of Karen. We grew up together and I have so many wonderful memories of times we spent walking to and from school, sharing classrooms and being in each other’s homes. She was so kind and had such a beautiful voice as well as a great sense of humour.
Rest In Peace and my thoughts are with Barbara
Ellen Leese Schneidman
October 7, 2020
Fondest of childhood memories -from elementary school through high school. To holidays in florida with her family to listening to her stunning voice belting out broadway songs.
This is very sad news.......
My condolences to her sister!!!! Always remembered!!!!!