Gordon John Sharp
May 30, 1933 – May 13, 2018
Gordon J. Sharp, Ed. D., veteran U.S. Army Second Armored Division. Loving husband of the late Lois, nee Donovan RN MSN, his loving wife, best friend, and life partner. Loving father of Daniel J. and Nancy (Jeff) Lurquin. Happy grandfather of Morgan and Bryan Sharp and Michelle Lurquin. Loving son of the late Thomas C. and Tillie E. Sharp. Fond brother of the late Donald C. (Elaine) and the late Melvin T. (Marilyn). Brother-in-law of Jeri (Richard) Maxwell and Diane (William) Van Eck. Fond uncle of many nephews and nieces.
Gordon was a retired elementary school teacher and Department of Special Education Central Office Administrator in the Chicago Public School System. Gordon and Lois enjoyed many years of cruising on Lake Michigan aboard their 30 foot sailboat “Adventure,” and spending summers at Paw Paw Lake with their children and grandchildren. Gordon enjoyed building things. He designed and built a dining room set and living room tables from walnut, his children’s and his grandchildren’s bedroom sets and all the oak furniture for the Paw Paw Lake condo. His interests in building things changed during his later years when he joined the Fleet-4-Commanders RC Model Boat Club and began building and sailing radio controlled model sailboats.
Funeral service to begin at 9:45 AM on Friday, 5/18, from Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, 4727 W 103rd St, Oak Lawn, IL 60453 to St. Catherine of Alexandria, 10621 S Kedvale Ave, Oak Lawn, IL 60453, for a 10:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery to follow. Visitation will be from 3-8 PM on Thursday, 5/17, also at the Funeral Home.
- Visitation Thursday, May 17, 2018
- Prayer Service Friday, May 18, 2018
- Mass of Christian Burial Friday, May 18, 2018
Gordon John Sharp
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May 16, 2018
I have very fond memories of our neighbor on the South Side, Gordon Sharp and his wife Lois as well as Dan and Nancy. I remember Mr. Sharp always had an infectuous smile and his house was your house; his yard was your yard. You could go over there any time and be welcome as a kid. The Sharps remained friends with my mom and the Fletchers after we moved and my mom cherishes her friendship with Gordon Sharp. I enjoyed reading about his life. I do recall as a kid hearing about their trips to Paw Paw Lake. I was intrigued by the name and you could tell Mr. Sharp loved the water and life. I'm glad he's been reunited with his wife in heaven. Prayers for all and cheers to a life well lived, Mr. Sharp!