Robert H. Sharpe
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AGE: 81 • Forked River, NJ
Robert H. Sharpe, age 81, of Forked River, passed away on Friday, October 11, 2013. Robert was born in New York City, raised in Germantown, NY and formerly of Poughkeepsie, NY. He and his wife moved to Randolph, where they raised their family, before moving to Forked River. Robert was stationed in Korea and Japan when he served in the U.S. Air Force. He worked for County College of Morris as a professor, retiring as Vice President of County College & Business Administration. His passion for teaching continued when he founded the tutoring program for juveniles at the Forked River Game Farm. Robert was an active member of the Forked River Presbyterian Church, where he participated in the choir and held positions on their boards and committees. He was a member of the Lacey Elks Lodge #2518 and Forked River Old Guard, Chapter #19. He founded the Forked River Ken Dunster Memorial Gold League and enjoyed boating, fishing, skiing and camping with his family throughout the United States.
Mr. Sharpe is predeceased by his brother, Frank. Surviving is his wife of 53 years, Mary Sharpe (nee Curtin), sons Michael, John and Christopher, daughter Debra Collins and his grandchildren Taylor and Riley Collins and Shane, Trent, and Carly Sharpe. He will be missed by his brothers, John and his wife Joan and George and his wife Linda and his sister-in law Delores.
A Viewing will be held Sunday, October 13, 2013 from 3-5 and 7-9 pm at the Riggs Funeral Home, 130 North Rt. 9, Forked River, NJ 08731. Funeral Services will be offered on Monday, October 14 at 11 am at the Forked River Presbyterian Church, 131 North Rt. 9, Forked River. Burial will be Tuesday, October 15th at 1:00 pm at Germantown Reformed Cemetery, Main St., Germantown, NY. Contributions in Mr. Sharpe's memory may be made to the Forked River Presbyterian Church to the above address.
Published in Daily Record & Asbury Park Press on Oct. 12, 2013