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William Sharper

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William C. Sharper 1942-2012 PETERSBURGH William C. Sharper, 69 of Lewis Hollow Road died on Tuesday June 26 at his home under the care of Community Hospice of Rensselaer County with his loving family at his bedside. Born in the home he died on August 29, 1942, he was the son of the late William F. and Grace D. Crandall Sharper. Bill was the loving husband of the former Linda D. Scriven whom he married on October 25, 1980 in the Petersburgh United Methodist Church. Educated in Petersburgh schools, Bill worked for the Town of Petersburgh in many capacities from 1958 until 1970. He then was employed by New York State Department of Transportation in their Petersburgh station from 1970 until his retirement in 1995 where he was a heavy equipment operator. In retirement, he worked around the family farm. He served the Town of Petersburgh as councilman and was a former member of the Petersburgh Volunteer Fire Department. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, gardening and farming. Survivors include his wife Linda D. Sharper, his siblings Tracy J. Burdick, Thelma H. Schreiner and Norma R. French both of Poestenkill, J. Paul (Annie) Brundige of Petersburgh along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Bill was predeceased by his beloved canine companion Daisy, who died in January of this year. Relatives and friends are invited to Bill's graveside service on Saturday, June 30th at 11 a.m. in the Meadowlawn Cemetery, Hewitt Road, Petersburgh. There will be no calling hours. To remember Bill in a special way, memorial contributions are suggested and may be sent to the Petersburgh United Methodist Church Memorial Fund in care of Norma French, 24 North Road, Averill Park, NY 12018 or Community Hospice of Rensselaer County, 295 Vallew View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144. Arrangements are under the guidance of the Thomas M. Barber Funeral Home of Petersburgh.

Published in Bennington Banner on June 28, 2012
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